Definition of Drink

1. Noun. A single serving of a beverage. "Likes a drink before dinner"

2. Verb. Take in liquids. "The animals drink"; "The children like to drink soda"

3. Noun. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess. "Drink was his downfall"
Exact synonyms: Boozing, Crapulence, Drinking, Drunkenness
Generic synonyms: Intemperance, Intemperateness
Specialized synonyms: Drinking Bout
Derivative terms: Crapulent, Crapulous, Crapulous

4. Verb. Consume alcohol. "They drink "; "We were up drinking all night"
Exact synonyms: Booze, Fuddle
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Tank, Port, Claret, Bar Hop, Pub-crawl, Bib, Tipple, Hit It Up, Inebriate, Soak, Souse, Wine, Carry, Hold
Related verbs: Tope
Derivative terms: Booze, Boozer, Drinker, Drinking

5. Noun. Any liquid suitable for drinking. "May I take your beverage order?"

6. Verb. Propose a toast to. "Let's drink to the New Year"
Exact synonyms: Pledge, Salute, Toast, Wassail
Entails: Booze, Fuddle
Specialized synonyms: Give
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward
Derivative terms: Pledge, Salutation, Salute, Toast, Wassail, Wassailer

7. Noun. Any large deep body of water. "He jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water

8. Verb. Be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to. "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
Exact synonyms: Drink In
Generic synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Soak Up, Steep

9. Noun. The act of swallowing. "He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
Exact synonyms: Deglutition, Swallow
Generic synonyms: Consumption, Ingestion, Intake, Uptake
Specialized synonyms: Aerophagia, Draft, Draught, Gulp, Swig, Sip
Derivative terms: Swallow

10. Verb. Drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic. "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
Exact synonyms: Tope
Generic synonyms: Habituate, Use
Related verbs: Booze, Fuddle
Derivative terms: Drinker, Drinking, Drunkard, Toper

Definition of Drink

1. v. i. 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.

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

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

Definition of Drink

1. Verb. (ambitransitive) To consume (a liquid) through the mouth. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To consume alcoholic beverages. ¹

3. Noun. A served beverage. ¹

4. Noun. A served alcoholic beverage. ¹

5. Noun. The action of drinking, especially with the verbs ''take'' or ''have''. ¹

6. Noun. A type of beverage (usually mixed) ¹

7. Noun. Alcohol beverages in general. ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial with ''the'') Any body of water. ¹

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Definition of Drink

1. to swallow liquid [v DRANK, DRUNK, DRINKING, DRINKS]

Medical Definition of Drink

1. 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, an offering of wine, etc, in the Jewish religious service. In drink, drunk. "The poor monster's in drink." . Strong drink, intoxicating liquor; especially, liquor containing a large proportion of alcohol. " Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging." (Prov. Xx. 1) 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. "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. 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." . To drink off or up, to drink the whole at a 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drink

drilling rig
drink (current term)
drink alert
drink and drive
drink down
drink driver
drink drivers
drink driving
drink from a firehose
drink in
drink like a fish
drink off
drink problem

Literary usage of Drink

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"DO YOU drink THIS SLUSH 1' He said— ' What is a person to do here when he wants a drink of water ?—drink this slush 1' ' Can't you drink it ? ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato, James Adam (1902)
"If ' good ' drink means drink which desire thinks good, then (г) is true; if it means drink which is in reality good, (2) is not true. ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1900)
"... and then, said the queen, I undertake either shall love other the days of their life. So this drink was given unto Dame ..."

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