a single serving of a beverage
"I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence(noun)
the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
"drink was his downfall"
beverage, drink, drinkable, potable(noun)
any liquid suitable for drinking
"may I take your beverage order?"
any large deep body of water
"he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
swallow, drink, deglutition(verb)
the act of swallowing
"one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
take in liquids
"The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
drink, booze, fuddle(verb)
"We were up drinking all night"
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)
propose a toast to
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
drink in, drink(verb)
be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
"The husband drinks and beats his wife"
to swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring
to quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the /se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple
to swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water
to take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe
to take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see
to smoke, as tobacco
liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions
specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out
Origin: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]
A drink, or beverage, is a kind of liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. There are many types for drinks. They can be divided into various groups such as plain water, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, fruit or vegetable juices and hot drinks. In addition to fulfilling a basic need, drinks form part of the culture of human society.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dringk, v.t. to swallow, as a liquid: to empty, as a glass, bowl, &c.: to take in through the senses.—v.i. to swallow a liquid: to take intoxicating liquors to excess:—pr.p. drink′ing; pa.t. drank; pa.p. drunk.—n. something to be drunk: intoxicating liquor.—adj. Drink′able.—ns. Drink′ableness; Drink′er, a tippler; Drink′-hail, the customary old English reply to a pledge in drinking (wæs hail, 'health or good luck to you,' was answered with drinc hail, 'drink good health or good luck'); Drink′ing-bout; Drink′ing-fount′ain; Drink′ing-horn; Drink′-mon′ey, a gratuity, ostensibly given to buy liquor for drinking to the health of the giver; Drink′-off′ering, an offering of wine, oil, blood, &c. to God or the gods.—Drink himself drunk, to drink until he is drunk; Drink in, to absorb rain, &c., as dry land does; Drink off, to quaff wholly and at a gulp; Drink the others under the table, to continue drinking and remain (comparatively) sober after the others have completely collapsed; Drink to, Drink to the health of, to drink wine, &c., with good wishes for one's health; Drink up, to exhaust by drinking.—In drink, intoxicated.—Strong drink, alcoholic liquor. [A.S. drincan; Ger. trinken.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2387
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1063
Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Nouns Frequency: #669
Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Verbs Frequency: #283
The numerical value of drink in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of drink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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