Definitions for bacchanalian

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bac•cha•na•li•aˌbæk əˈneɪ li ə, -ˈneɪl yə(n.)(pl.)-li•a, -li•as.

  1. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) a festival in honor of Bacchus.

    Category: Antiquities

    Ref: Compare Dionysia.

  2. (l.c.) a drunken feast.

Origin of Bacchanalia:

1625–35; < L, =Bacch(us)+-ān(us) -an1+-ālia, neut. pl. of -ālis -al1

bac`cha•na′li•an(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacchanalian, bacchanal, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic(adj)

    used of riotously drunken merrymaking

    "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"

Wiktionary

  1. Bacchanalian(Noun)

    A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.

  2. Bacchanalian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bacchanalian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness

  2. Bacchanalian(noun)

    a bacchanal; a drunken reveler

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