Drink v. i. [imp. Drank formerly Drunk & p. p. Drunk, Drunken p. pr. & vb. n. Drinking. Drunken is now rarely used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p. p., is not so analogical.]
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.
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.
1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.
2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors.
3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.
Note: ☞ Drinking is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, a drinking song, drinking cup, drinking glass, drinking house, etc.
Drinking horn, a drinking vessel made of a horn.
n 1: the act of consuming liquids [syn: imbibing, imbibition]
2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink
was his downfall" [syn: drink, boozing, drunkenness,