Definitions for bacchantˈbæk ənt, bəˈkænt, -ˈkɑnt; bəˈkæn tiz, -ˈkɑn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bac•chantˈbæk ənt, bəˈkænt, -ˈkɑnt; bəˈkæn tiz, -ˈkɑn-(n.; adj.)(pl.)bac•chants, bac•chan•tes

  1. (n.)a votary of Bacchus.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a drunken reveler.

  3. (adj.)inclined to revelry.

Origin of bacchant:

1690–1700; < L; see Bacchus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drunken reveler, drunken reveller, bacchanal, bacchant(noun)

    someone who engages in drinking bouts

  2. bacchant, bacchanal(noun)

    a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus

  3. bacchant(noun)

    (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus


  1. bacchant(Noun)

    A priest of Bacchus.

  2. bacchant(Noun)

    A bacchanal; a reveler.

  3. bacchant(Adjective)

    Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

  4. Origin: From bacchantem, accusative singular of bacchans, present active participle of bacchor, from Bacchus, from Βάκχος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bacchant(noun)

    a priest of Bacchus

  2. Bacchant(noun)

    a bacchanal; a reveler

  3. Bacchant(adj)

    bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing


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