1. a single serving of a beverage;
- Example: "I asked for a hot drink"
- Example: "likes a drink before dinner"
2. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;
- Example: "drink was his downfall"
[syn: drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence]
3. any liquid suitable for drinking;
- Example: "may I take your beverage order?"
[syn: beverage, drink, drinkable, potable]
4. any large deep body of water;
- Example: "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
5. the act of swallowing;
- Example: "one swallow of the liquid was enough"
- Example: "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
[syn: swallow, drink, deglutition]
1. take in liquids;
- Example: "The patient must drink several liters each day"
- Example: "The children like to drink soda"
[syn: drink, imbibe]
2. consume alcohol;
- Example: "We were up drinking all night"
[syn: drink, booze, fuddle]
3. propose a toast to;
- Example: "Let us toast the birthday girl!"
- Example: "Let's drink to the New Year"
[syn: toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail]
4. be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
[syn: drink, tope]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drink \Drink\ (dr[i^][ng]k), v. i. [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 adj. 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. [1913 Webster] Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink. --Luke xvii. 8. [1913 Webster] He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi. 20. [1913 Webster] Drink of the cup that can not cloy. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem. xliii. 34. [1913 Webster] Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk freely. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] To drink to, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking. [1913 Webster] I drink to the general joy of the whole table, And to our dear friend Banquo. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drink \Drink\, v. t. 1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. [1913 Webster] There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] The bowl of punch which was brewed and drunk in Mrs. Betty's room. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe. [1913 Webster] And let the purple violets drink the stream. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see. [1913 Webster] To drink the cooler air, --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words Of that tongue's utterance. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Let me . . . drink delicious poison from thy eye. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To smoke, as tobacco. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And some men now live ninety years and past, Who never drank to tobacco first nor last. --Taylor (1630.) [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drink \Drink\, n. 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. [1913 Webster] Give me some drink, Titinius. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
drink n 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] v 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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
304 Moby Thesaurus words for "drink": BS, Bronx cocktail, Bull Shot, Cuba Libre, Dubonnet cocktail, Green Dragon, Guggenheim, Harvey Wallbanger, Irish coffee, John Barleycorn, Mai-Tai, Manhattan, Mickey, Mickey Finn, Rob Roy, Sazerac, absorb, ade, adsorb, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, ambrosia, aperitif, aqua vitae, ardent spirits, assimilate, beef tea, belt, beverage, bib, big drink, birch beer, bishop, blood, blot, blot up, blue, blue water, booze, bouillon, bowle, brandy Alexander, brandy and soda, brandy smash, brew, brine, briny, bumper, buttered rum, buttermilk, carouse, celebrate, champagne cocktail, chaser, chemisorb, chemosorb, chicory, chocolate milk, chug-a-lug, church parade, cider, cobbler, cocktail, cocoa, coffee, coffee royale, cola, collins, cooler, deep, devour, digest, doch-an-dorrach, draft, drag, drain, drain the cup, dram, draught, draw, drench, drink bottoms-up, drink deep, drink hard, drink in, drink off, drink to, drink up, drinkable, drop, dry martini, eat, egg cream, eggnog, engorge, engross, engulf, espresso, eye-opener, filter in, finger, firewater, fizz, flip, fluid, fluid extract, fluid mechanics, follow strong drink, frappe, frosted, frosted shake, fruit juice, gargle, gimlet, gin and tonic, gin fizz, ginger ale, ginger beer, glass, gobble, grape juice, grapefruit juice, grasshopper, grog, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, hard liquor, hard stuff, high sea, high seas, highball, hooch, hot buttered rum, hot toddy, hydraulics, hydrogeology, hydrosphere, ice-cream soda, iced coffee, iced tea, imbibe, indulge, inebriant, infiltrate, ingest, ingurgitate, intoxicant, intoxicating liquor, jigger, jolt, juice, julep, knock back, knockout drops, koumiss, lap, lap up, latex, lemonade, libation, limeade, liquid, liquid extract, liquor, little brown jug, main, main sea, malt, martini, milk, mineral water, mint julep, mixed drink, mocha, nectar, negus, nightcap, nip, ocean, ocean depths, ocean main, ocean sea, old-fashioned, orangeade, osmose, parting cup, peg, percolate in, phosphate, pint, pledge, pop, portion, posset, potable, potation, potion, pousse-cafe, pub-crawl, pull, punch, punch bowl, purl, quaff, rickey, root beer, root beer float, round, round of drinks, rum, rum punch, salt sea, salt water, salute, sangria, sap, schnapps, schooner, screwdriver, sea, seep in, seltzer, semiliquid, shake, shot, sidecar, sip, sling, slosh, slug, slurp, slurp up, smash, snifter, snort, soak, soak in, soak up, social lubricant, soda, soda pop, soda water, soft drink, sorb, sour, spirits, sponge, spot, spring water, stirrup cup, strong drink, strong waters, suck, suck in, suckle, sundowner, sup, swallow, swig, swill, swill down, swill up, take in, take up, taste, tea, thalassa, the Demon Rum, the bottle, the bounding main, the brine, the briny, the briny deep, the cup, the deep, the deep sea, the flowing bowl, the luscious liquor, the ruddy cup, the seven seas, the vasty deep, tide, tipple, tisane, toast, toddy, tonic, tope, toss, toss down, toss off, tot, toxicant, wash, wash down, wassail, water, water of life, wee doch-an-dorrach, wet, whey, wolf downEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Drink The drinks of the Hebrews were water, wine, "strong drink," and vinegar. Their drinking vessels were the cup, goblet or "basin," the "cruse" or pitcher, and the saucer. To drink water by measure (Ezek. 4:11), and to buy water to drink (Lam. 5:4), denote great scarcity. To drink blood means to be satiated with slaughter. The Jews carefully strained their drinks through a sieve, through fear of violating the law of Lev. 11:20, 23, 41, 42. (See Matt. 23:24. "Strain at" should be "strain out.")