from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sipping; touching lightly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sipping; touching lightly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sipping; touching lightly.


Latin libans, present participle of libare ("to taste, touch"). (Wiktionary)


  • Speaking of the swift, that page says "its drink the dew;" whereas it should be "it drinks on the wing;" for all the swallow kind sip their water as they sweep over the face of pools or rivers: like Virgil's bees, they drink flying; "_flumina summa libant_."

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • a flawless performance and studied it with the air of a libant, pausing between sips of the exquisite.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island


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