4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drink \Drink\ (dr[i^][ng]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. {Drank} (dr[a^][ng]k), formerly {Drunk} (dr[u^][ng]k); & p. p. {Drunk}, {Drunken} (-'n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drinking}. Drunken is now rarely used, except as a verbal adjective in sense of habitually intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p. p., is not so analogical.] [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. {Drench}, {Drunken}, {Drown}.]

1. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.

Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink. --Luke xvii. 8.

He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi. 20.

Drink of the cup that can not cloy. --Keble.

2. To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the ?se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple. --Pope.

And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem. xliii. 34.

Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk freely. --Thackeray.

{To drink to}, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.

I drink to the general joy of the whole table, And to our dear friend Banquo. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drink \Drink\, verb (used with an object)

1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water.

There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. --Spenser.

The bowl of punch which was brewed and drunk in Mrs. Betty's room. --Thackeray.

2. To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.

And let the purple violets drink the stream. --Dryden.

3. To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.

To drink the cooler air, --Tennyson.

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words Of that tongue's utterance. --Shak.

Let me . . . drink delicious poison from thy eye. --Pope.

4. To smoke, as tobacco. [Obs.]

And some men now live ninety years and past, Who never drank to tobacco first nor last. --Taylor (1630.)

{To drink down}, to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue; as, to drink down unkindness. --Shak.

{To drink in}, to take into one's self by drinking, or as by drinking; to receive and appropriate as in satisfaction of thirst. "Song was the form of literature which he [Burns] had drunk in from his cradle." --J. C. Shairp.

{To drink off} or {To drink up}, to drink completely, especially at one draught; as, to drink off a cup of cordial.

{To drink the health of}, or {To drink to the health of}, to drink while expressing good wishes for the health or welfare of.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drink \Drink\, noun

1. Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions.

Give me some drink, Titinius. --Shak.

2. Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.

{Drink money}, or {Drink penny}, an allowance, or perquisite, given to buy drink; a gratuity.

{Drink offering} (Script.), an offering of wine, etc., in the Jewish religious service.

{In drink}, drunk. "The poor monster's in drink." --Shak.

{Strong drink}, intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing a large proportion of alcohol. " Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging." --Prov. xx. 1.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"

2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall" [syn: {drink}, {drinking}, {boozing}, {drunkenness}, {crapulence}]

3: any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?" [syn: {beverage}, {drink}, {drinkable}, {potable}]

4: any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"

5: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips" [syn: {swallow}, {drink}, {deglutition}]


1: take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda" [syn: {drink}, {imbibe}]

2: consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: {drink}, {booze}, {fuddle}]

3: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year" [syn: {toast}, {drink}, {pledge}, {salute}, {wassail}]

4: be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage" [syn: {drink in}, {drink}]

5: drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife" [syn: {drink}, {tope}]

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