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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brewing  \Brew"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  preparing  liquors  which  are  brewed, 
  as  beer  and  ale. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  brewed  at  once. 
 
  A  brewing  of  new  beer,  set  by  old  beer.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  A  mixing  together. 
 
  I  am  not  able  to  avouch  anything  for  certainty,  such 
  a  brewing  and  sophistication  of  them  they  make 
  --Holland. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  gathering  or  forming  of  a  storm  or  squall, 
  indicated  by  thick,  dark  clouds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brew  \Brew\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brewed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Brewing}.]  [OE.  brewen,  AS  bre['o]wan;  akin  to  D.  brouwen 
  OHG.  priuwan  MHG.  briuwen  br?wen,  G.  brauen,  Icel.  brugga 
  Sw  brygga  Dan.  brygge,  and  perh.  to  L.  defrutum  must  boiled 
  down  Gr  ?  (for  ??)  a  kind  of  beer.  The  original  meaning 
  seems  to  have  been  to  prepare  by  heat.  [root]93.  Cf  {Broth}, 
  {Bread}.] 
  1.  To  boil  or  seethe;  to  cook.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  prepare,  as  beer  or  other  liquor,  from  malt  and  hops, 
  or  from  other  materials,  by  steeping,  boiling,  and 
  fermentation.  ``She  brews  good  ale.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  prepare  by  steeping  and  mingling;  to  concoct. 
 
  Go  brew  me  a  pottle  of  sack  finely.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  foment  or  prepare,  as  by  brewing;  to  contrive;  to  plot; 
  to  concoct;  to  hatch;  as  to  brew  mischief. 
 
  Hence  with  thy  brewed  enchantments,  foul  deceiver! 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brewing 
  n  :  the  production  of  malt  beverages  (as  beer  or  ale)  from  malt 
  and  hops  by  grinding  and  boiling  them  and  fermenting  the 
  result  with  yeast 




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