What does alcoholic mean?

Definitions for alcoholic
ˌæl kəˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪkal·co·holic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alcoholic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, lush, soaker, souse(adj)

    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

  2. alcoholic(adj)

    characteristic of or containing alcohol

    "alcoholic drinks"

  3. alcoholic, alcohol-dependent(adj)

    addicted to alcohol

    "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren


  1. alcoholic(Noun)

    A person addicted to alcohol.

    Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

  2. alcoholic(Noun)

    One who abuses alcohol.

    Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

  3. alcoholic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to alcohol.

    Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

  4. alcoholic(Adjective)

    Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.

    Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

  5. alcoholic(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

    Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alcoholic(adj)

    of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol; as, alcoholic mixtures; alcoholic gastritis; alcoholic odor

    Etymology: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

  2. Alcoholic(noun)

    a person given to the use of alcoholic liquors

    Etymology: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

  3. Alcoholic(noun)

    alcoholic liquors

    Etymology: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

How to pronounce alcoholic?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcoholic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcoholic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of alcoholic in a Sentence

  1. Patricia Heaton:

    Recently I took my son for a college tour in the Midwest … I ate what I felt like eating, i realize if I was still living in Ohio that I ’d be 30 pounds heavier and an alcoholic. There’s something about being there that makes me want to drink beer all day, eat cheese fries and eat stuffed French toast for breakfast.

  2. Suryanath Mishra:

    The cause of deaths needs to be investigated properly, and urgently, in general, it is due to tension led by exploitation, adverse climate, poor working and living conditions and alcoholic intoxication.

  3. Michael Hayford:

    It made sense to [ utilize ] the capacity into the non-alcoholic space as we work our way into California.

  4. Jared Polis:

    I've enjoyed it, many enjoy it, and it has nothing to do with an alcoholic beverage.

  5. Margo Wootan of the Center:

    Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is.

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  • معاقر, سكير, كحولي, خمير, روحيArabic
  • пияница, алкохолен, алкохолик, спиртен, алкохоличенBulgarian
  • alcohòlicCatalan, Valencian
  • alkoholický, pijan, alkoholik, opilecCzech
  • alkoholikerDanish
  • Alkoholikerin, alkoholisch, Alkoholiker, Alkoholkranke, AlkoholkrankerGerman
  • αλκοολικός, αλκοολικήGreek
  • alkoholuloEsperanto
  • alcohólicoSpanish
  • alkohoolik, joodik, alkoholi-, alkohoolneEstonian
  • alkoholisti, juoppo, alkoholipitoinen, alkoholi-Finnish
  • alcoolisé, alcooliqueFrench
  • alcólachIrish
  • sheer-veshtallaghManx
  • alkohol, alkoholista, alkoholosHungarian
  • ալկոհոլային, ալկոհոլիկ, ալկաշArmenian
  • alcoholicInterlingua
  • alcolista, alcolizzato, alcolico, alcoldipendenteItalian
  • 小虎, アルコール中毒者, 飲兵衛, アル中, 酒飲み, 辛党, 飲んだくれ, 愛飲家, アルコール入りのJapanese
  • alkoholisks, alkoholiķisLatvian
  • алкохолен, алкохоличар, алкохоличарски, пијаницаMacedonian
  • beralkoholMalay
  • alcoholist, alcoholiste, alcoholisch, alcoholicusDutch
  • ମଦୁଆOriya
  • alkoholiczka, alkoholowa, alkoholowe, alkoholowy, alkoholikPolish
  • alcoólico, alcoólatraPortuguese
  • alcoolică, alcoolicRomanian
  • алкоголик, алкогольный, пьяница, алкашRussian
  • alkoholni, alkoholičarSerbo-Croatian
  • alkoholický, pijan, alkoholikSlovak
  • alkis, alkoholist, alkohol-, suput, fyllerist, alkoholhaltig, fyllo, drinkareSwedish
  • alkolik, alkollüTurkish

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