What does drink mean?

Definitions for drink
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drink(noun)

    a single serving of a beverage

    "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"

  2. drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence(noun)

    the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

    "drink was his downfall"

  3. beverage, drink, drinkable, potable(noun)

    any liquid suitable for drinking

    "may I take your beverage order?"

  4. drink(noun)

    any large deep body of water

    "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"

  5. 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"

  6. drink, imbibe(verb)

    take in liquids

    "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

  7. drink, booze, fuddle(verb)

    consume alcohol

    "We were up drinking all night"

  8. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)

    propose a toast to

    "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"

  9. 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"

  10. drink, tope(verb)

    drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

    "The husband drinks and beats his wife"

Wikipedia

  1. Drink

    A drink (or beverage) is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years. Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine, but are made with a sufficiently low concentration of alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drink(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  2. Drink(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  3. Drink(verb)

    to swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  4. Drink(verb)

    to take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  5. Drink(verb)

    to take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  6. Drink(verb)

    to smoke, as tobacco

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  7. Drink(noun)

    liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

  8. Drink(noun)

    specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out

    Etymology: [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan, D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan. drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]

Freebase

  1. Drink

    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

  1. Drink

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. drink

    A type of fluid or liquid.

    Wd all drink some type of fluid daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2387

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1063

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Nouns Frequency: #669

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drink' in Verbs Frequency: #283

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drink in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drink in a Sentence

  1. Madame Necker:

    Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.

  2. Mark Fleischman:

    I’m very happy here, i also stopped doing drugs completely. I hardly drink. And I guess that was the key.

  3. Dianne Ward:

    So parents need to remind their children to drink water.

  4. Mike Focazio:

    If George Cushnie look at the concentrations that we detect -- even at those high concentrations -- and George Cushnie compare it to the dose that somebody would take -- even in, again, those places with very high levels or higher than elsewhere -- George Cushnie'd have to drink enormous amounts of water just to get back to that prescribed dose, but the question is : What does it mean from a health standpoint when these low levels get out into the environment ?

  5. Julie Blais Comeau:

    Don't regift a tea set to someone who doesn't drink tea, it should always appeal to the receiver.

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