Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.
  • noun The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors.
  • noun An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.
  • noun a drinking vessel made of a horn.

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  • verb Present participle of drink.
  • noun An act or session by which drink is consumed.

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  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • noun the act of consuming liquids

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Examples

  • Intemperate drinking is ever the result of what has been misnamed _temperate drinking_.

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • All drinkers begin socially, and this drinking is accompanied by a thousand social connotations such as I have described out of my own experience in the first part of this narrative.

    Chapter 39

  • I'd like to discuss in this article the way you "think yourself into drinking" -- what I call "drinking thinking."

    Robert Leahy, Ph.D.: 8 Illusions About Needing A Drink

  • We see where his drinking is at, he tells Megan, "I need a favor, make sure I don't over do it," which means, "stop me at 3."

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

  • We see where his drinking is at, he tells Megan, "I need a favor, make sure I don't over do it," which means, "stop me at 3."

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

  • I'd like to discuss in this article the way you "think yourself into drinking" -- what I call "drinking thinking."

    Robert Leahy, Ph.D.: 8 Illusions About Needing A Drink

  • We see where his drinking is at, he tells Megan, "I need a favor, make sure I don't over do it," which means, "stop me at 3."

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

  • NIAAA officials say that in recognizing a drinking problem, the label "alcoholic" is less important than harmful patterns of drinking, which they describe as drinking too much, too fast or too much, too often

    Are You an Alcoholic?

  • All drinkers begin socially, and this drinking is accompanied by a thousand social connotations such as I have described out of my own experience in the first part of this narrative.

    Chapter XXXIX

  • According to Litten, high risk drinking behavior - which he defines as drinking more then five drinks in one night for men and drinking more then three drinks for women - can lead to longer term effects in this younger age group including dependency.

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  • "3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal."

    --Century Dictionary

    September 30, 2010

  • "Cannot do it without", in the shorthand jargon of railroad telegraphers. --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906, p.205.

    January 22, 2013