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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 drinking
 喝,飲,喝酒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 these 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drink·ing, n.
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 drinking
      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,
          crapulence]