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NOUN (2)

1. the act of consuming liquids;
[syn: drinking, imbibing, imbibition]

2. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;
- Example: "drink was his downfall"
[syn: drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence]


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:

Drinking \Drink"ing\, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] 3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster] Note: Drinking is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, a drinking song, drinking cup, drinking glass, drinking house, etc. [1913 Webster] Drinking horn, a drinking vessel made of a horn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

drinking n 1: the act of consuming liquids [syn: drinking, imbibing, imbibition] 2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall" [syn: drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence]