from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Intoxicated with alcoholic liquor to the point of impairment of physical and mental faculties.
  • adjective Caused or influenced by intoxication.
  • adjective Overcome by strong feeling or emotion.
  • noun A drunkard.
  • noun A bout of drinking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The regular past participle and a former preterit of drink.
  • noun A spree; a drinking-bout.
  • noun A case of drunkenness; a drunken person.
  • Intoxicated; inebriated; overcome, stupefied, or frenzied by alcoholic liquor: used chiefly in the predicate.
  • Drenched or saturated.
  • Bent; crooked: used to describe a bent screw which imparts a sidewise as well as an endwise motion to a nut.

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

  • adjective Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively.
  • adjective Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
  • noun Slang A drunken condition; a spree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • adjective Elated or emboldened.
  • noun A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
  • noun A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
  • noun A drunken state.
  • verb Past participle of drink
  • verb southern US Simple past of drink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chronic drinker
  • adjective as if under the influence of alcohol
  • adjective stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  • noun someone who is intoxicated


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  • Jailed for being drunk,

    but far from contrite...

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    June 30, 2008

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  • You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it—it's the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

    But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

    And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking. . .ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish."

    Charles Baudelaire

    March 6, 2009

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