American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid).
- v. To swallow the liquid contents of (a vessel): drank a cup of tea.
- v. To take in or soak up; absorb: drank the fresh air; spongy earth that drank up the rain.
- v. To take in eagerly through the senses or intellect: drank in the beauty of the day.
- v. To give or make (a toast).
- v. To toast (a person or an occasion, for example): We'll drink your health.
- v. To bring to a specific state by drinking alcoholic liquors: drank our sorrows away.
- v. To swallow liquid: drank noisily; drink from a goblet.
- v. To imbibe alcoholic liquors: They only drink socially.
- v. To salute a person or an occasion with a toast: We will drink to your continued success.
- n. A liquid that is fit for drinking; a beverage.
- n. An amount of liquid swallowed: took a long drink from the fountain.
- n. An alcoholic beverage, such as a cocktail or highball.
- n. Excessive or habitual indulgence in alcoholic liquor.
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See soft drink. See Regional Note at tonic.
- n. Slang A body of water; the sea: The hatch cover slid off the boat and into the drink.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To swallow water or other fluid.
- To imbibe spirituous liquors, especially habitually or to excess; be intemperate in the use of spirituous liquors.
- To swallow (a liquid); receive (a fluid) into the stomach through the mouth; imbibe: as, to drink water or wine.
- To affect in a specific way by or in drinking; induce a condition in by the act or example of drinking: as, to drink a bowl empty; he drank his companions drunk.
- To suck in; absorb; imbibe.
- Figuratively, to take in through the senses, as the ear or eye, with eagerness and pleasure: with reference to utterance or appearance.
- To take in (vapor, fumes, or smoke); inhale: as, to drink the air. Old writers often used drink for smoke with reference to tobacco.
- To draw up or exhaust: as, the heated air drinks up the moisture of the earth.
- n. Any liquid, as water or wine, swallowed or taken into the stomach as a beverage for quenching thirst, or for medicinal purposes.
- n. Specifically Strong or intoxicating liquor; alcoholic stimulants collectively: as, a craving for drink.
- n. A draught; as much of any liquid as is or may be taken at one time; a potion: as, a long drink of lemonade; have a drink.
- n. A served beverage.
- n. A served alcoholic beverage.
- n. The action of drinking, especially with the verbs take or have.
- n. A type of beverage (usually mixed).
- n. Alcohol beverages in general.
- n. colloquial, with the Any body of water.
- v. transitive, intransitive To consume (a liquid) through the mouth.
- v. intransitive To consume alcoholic beverages.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst.
- v. 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.
- v. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe.
- v. To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
- v. To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
- v. obsolete To smoke, as tobacco.
- 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.
- n. Specifically, intoxicating liquor.
- v. propose a toast to
- v. be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
- n. any large deep body of water
- v. take in liquids
- v. drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
- n. the act of swallowing
- n. any liquid suitable for drinking
- n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
- n. a single serving of a beverage
- v. consume alcohol
- Old English drync (Wiktionary)
- Middle English drinken, from Old English drincan; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Law of the Jungle says that as the elephants are the lords of the jungle, they shall drink _first_: but they must be careful to drink _down the stream_, so that all the other animals may have a place higher up, where they can get _clear water to drink_.”
“Inspiration, -- _Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also_: and again -- _Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink_.”
“Poh! man, drink it down, rejoind the sailor, drink it downit wont hurt you.”
“To date, they have handed out 2,000 liters of hydropacks (a packet you can drop into any water source no matter how polluted, put a straw in and drink), seven HydroWell Villages with enough supplies to produce 161,700 liters of drink* and have given 368”
“The boy went from ¨óh you can´t drink so I won´t drink´´ to ´´well I might have a couple of beers´´ to ´´we´re going out for couple more, be back in about an hour (10. 30pm - poor girlfriend tucked up in bed not being able to drink), to rather predictably rocking in at 4am smelling like a giant cocktail.”
“_whether they drink for drunk_, or _drink for dry_?”
“If you’re going to drink, limit your intake to no more than two drinks per day if you're a man and one drink per day if you're a woman, and use the chart (right) to stay in the moderate zone.”
“Montaigne acknowledges that his beloved Ancients believed in drink and drunkenness, and because of that he allows that of all the vices, excessive drink is a lesser evil.”
“Friday Foto Finish FiestaSometimes a drink is the best part of a date.”
“The individuals, revealing a lack of imagination, simply called the drink Stuart Byrne, but due to its popularity in Dublin and Ballyhaunis, familiarity took hold and the drink is now either referred to as a 'Stewy' or a 'Stewy Byrnes'.”
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