What does alcoholic mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, lush, soaker, souseadjective

    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

  2. alcoholicadjective

    characteristic of or containing alcohol

    "alcoholic drinks"

  3. alcoholic, alcohol-dependentadjective

    addicted to alcohol

    "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren


  1. alcoholicnoun

    A person addicted to alcohol.

  2. alcoholicnoun

    One who abuses alcohol.

  3. alcoholicadjective

    Of or pertaining to alcohol.

  4. alcoholicadjective

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

  5. alcoholicadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

  6. Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alcoholicadjective

    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

  2. Alcoholicnoun

    a person given to the use of alcoholic liquors

  3. Alcoholicnoun

    alcoholic liquors

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

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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. Gereon Haumann:

    There are religious obstacles such as refugees not being prepared to serve alcoholic drinks or pork or other meat ... and practical obstacles like the language.

  2. Jared Polis:

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

  3. Gene Palmer:

    With the money they pay you'll go bald, you'll have high blood pressure, you'll become an alcoholic, you'll divorce and then you'll kill yourself.

  4. Christopher Gindlesperger:

    Nearly half -- 45 % -- of all non-alcoholic beverages contain 0 %( sugar).

  5. Geoff Tracy:

    I really should be able to sort of creatively describe my happy hour the way I want to, i should be able to use the words ‘ Half-Price Wine Night, ’ I should be able to use ‘ Friday Fun Day, ’ but I can't. I can only use happy hour and drink specials, and I can't tell you what thepricesof any single one of my alcoholic beverages that I serve during happy hour. That is absurd and it doesn't make any sense.

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  • خمير, روحي, سكير, معاقر, كحوليArabic
  • алкохолен, пияница, спиртен, алкохоличен, алкохоликBulgarian
  • alcohòlicCatalan, Valencian
  • alkoholik, alkoholický, opilec, pijanCzech
  • alkoholikerDanish
  • Alkoholkranke, Alkoholiker, alkoholisch, Alkoholkranker, AlkoholikerinGerman
  • αλκοολική, αλκοολικόςGreek
  • alkoholuloEsperanto
  • alcohólicoSpanish
  • joodik, alkohoolik, alkoholi-, alkohoolneEstonian
  • alkoholipitoinen, alkoholisti, alkoholi-, juoppoFinnish
  • alcoolique, alcooliséFrench
  • alcólachIrish
  • sheer-veshtallaghManx
  • alkoholos, alkohol, alkoholistaHungarian
  • ալկոհոլային, ալկոհոլիկ, ալկաշArmenian
  • alcoholicInterlingua
  • alcoldipendente, alcolista, alcolico, alcolizzatoItalian
  • アルコール中毒者, 小虎, アルコール入りの, 愛飲家, 飲んだくれ, 辛党, 酒飲み, アル中, 飲兵衛Japanese
  • alkoholiķis, alkoholisksLatvian
  • пијаница, алкохолен, алкохоличарски, алкохоличарMacedonian
  • beralkoholMalay
  • alcoholist, alcoholicus, alcoholiste, alcoholischDutch
  • ମଦୁଆOriya
  • alkoholik, alkoholowe, alkoholiczka, alkoholowa, alkoholowyPolish
  • alcoólatra, alcoólicoPortuguese
  • alcoolică, alcoolicRomanian
  • алкаш, пьяница, алкогольный, алкоголикRussian
  • alkoholni, alkoholičarSerbo-Croatian
  • pijan, alkoholický, alkoholikSlovak
  • alkohol-, alkoholhaltig, fyllerist, suput, alkis, drinkare, alkoholist, fylloSwedish
  • alkollü, alkolikTurkish

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