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

How to say alcoholic in sign language?

  1. alcoholic


  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. Rachel Stahl:

    There is certainly danger in enjoying alcoholic seltzer regularly.

  2. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.

  3. Charles Nouwen:

    Consumers have evolved, saying they want to have something that is lighter or non-alcoholic for enjoyment... They want to look cool drinking that as part of everyday life with friends.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    People with PTSD tend to act out. They tend to self-medicate. Which means they're going to be on drugs or they may be an alcoholic. And then they're going to get into fights and they have a really short fuse. And guess what happens ? All of a sudden you don't qualify for VA. That's wrong because again we are not taking into account the way we have designed or enforcing the system the realities of that person's life. It's backwards !

  5. Dave Steiner:

    All alcoholic beverages affect every person differently.

Images & Illustrations of alcoholic

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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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