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

Bacchanal \Bac"cha*nal\, adjective [L. Bacchanalis. See {Bacchanalia}.]

1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

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

Bacchanal \Bac"cha*nal\ (b[a^]k"k[.a]*nal), noun

1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. "Tipsy bacchanals." --Shak.

2. pl. The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.

4. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.

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



1: used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity" [syn: {bacchanalian}, {bacchanal}, {bacchic}, {carousing}, {orgiastic}]


1: someone who engages in drinking bouts [syn: {drunken reveler}, {drunken reveller}, {bacchanal}, {bacchant}]

2: a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus [syn: {bacchant}, {bacchanal}]

3: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity [syn: {orgy}, {debauch}, {debauchery}, {saturnalia}, {riot}, {bacchanal}, {bacchanalia}, {drunken revelry}]

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