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Yes. The word bier is a Scrabble US word. The word bier is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word bier is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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You can make 12 words from 'bier' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'bier'

BIER 6BREI 6
BRIE 6 

3 letters words from 'bier'

IRE 3REB 5
REI 3RIB 5

2 letters words from 'bier'

BE 4BI 4
ER 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of bier

bier iber beir ebir iebr eibr bire ibre brie rbie irbe ribe beri ebri brei rbei erbi rebi ierb eirb ireb rieb erib reib

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bier. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bier.

Definitions and meaning of bier

bier

Etymology

From Middle English beer, beere, bere, from Old English bēr, (West Saxon) bǣr (stretcher, bier), from Proto-West Germanic *bāru, from Proto-Germanic *bērō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carry, bear).

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Beere (stretcher, bier), Dutch baar (bier), German Bahre (bier, stretcher). More at bear.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /biɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)
  • Homophone: beer

Noun

bier (plural biers)

  1. A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act IV, scene 5:
      They bore him bare-faced on the bier.
  2. A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.
    • On April 5, 1925, Chiang Kai-shek returned from the First Eastern Expedition to the Whampoa Military Academy to officiate at a funeral service for Sun Yat-sen, who had died in Peking on March 12. Huang Chi-lu, then a young professor of political science at the University of Kwangtung and destined to become director of the Kuomintang Archives some forty years later, has informed us of the display of strong emotion evidenced by Chiang on this occasion: "The service was officiated by Mr. Chiang and Liao Chung-k'ai and was attended by over four thousand officers, cadets, and soldiers. As the funeral ceremonies began, Mr. Chiang, unable to control himself, wept bitterly and audibly, causing all in the assembly to shed tears."¹ Three years later, at the conclusion of the Northern Expedition, a similarly melodramatic scene unfolded before the eyes of the public as Chiang visited Sun's bier in the suburbs of Peking.
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Translations

Further reading

  • bier on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Brie, brie

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch bier, from Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bir/, [biːr]

Noun

bier (plural biere, diminutive biertjie)

  1. beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
  2. (countable) a serving of beer

Derived terms

  • bierbottel
  • bierglas

Danish

Noun

bier c

  1. indefinite plural of bi

Verb

bier

  1. present of bie

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bir/, [biːr]
  • Hyphenation: bier
  • Rhymes: -ir

Noun

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. (uncountable) beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking beer.
  2. (countable) a serving of beer
  3. (countable) a variety of beer

Synonyms

  • gerstenat

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: bier
  • Indonesian: bir
  • Japanese: ビール
    • Hakka: 啤露 (pi-lú)
    • Min Nan: bì-lù, bì-luh, bih-luh
    • Jeju: 비르 (bireu)
  • Javanese: bir
  • Sranan Tongo: biri
    • Aukan: bii
    • Saramaccan: bíi

Anagrams

  • brei

German

Verb

bier

  1. singular imperative of bieren
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of bieren

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch bier, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

Noun

bier n

  1. beer

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: bier (see there for further descendants)
    • Afrikaans: bier
  • Limburgish: beer
  • Old French: biere (see there for further descendants)

Further reading

  • “bier”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bier”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

bier m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

bier f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Vilamovian

Etymology

See bjēr

Pronunciation

Noun

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry

West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biə̯r/

Etymology 1

From Old Frisian biār, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

Noun

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive bierke)

  1. beer
Further reading
  • “bier (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian bēre, from Proto-West Germanic *bāru

Noun

bier n (plural bieren)

  1. A bier (litter).
Further reading
  • “bier (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a coffin stand.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)