What does drinking mean?

Definitions for drinking
ˈdrɪŋ kɪŋdrink·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drinking, imbibing, imbibitionnoun

    the act of consuming liquids

  2. drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulencenoun

    the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

    "drink was his downfall"

Wiktionary

  1. drinkingnoun

    An act or session by which drink is consumed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drinking

    of Drink

  2. Drinkingnoun

    the act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing

  3. Drinkingnoun

    the practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors

  4. Drinkingnoun

    an entertainment with liquors; a carousal

Freebase

  1. Drinking

    Drinking is the act of ingesting water or other drinks through the mouth. Water is required for many of life’s physiological processes. Both excessive and inadequate water intake are associated with health problems.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Drinking

    The consumption of liquids.

Editors Contribution

  1. drinkingverb

    Verb form of the word drink.

    They were drinking coffee when the neighbour came to the door with a wedding gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drinking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4718

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drinking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3050

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drinking' in Nouns Frequency: #2312

How to pronounce drinking?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of drinking in a Sentence

  1. Thamas De Quincey:

    Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.

  2. Gernot Pichler:

    The higher the arsenic content in drinking water, the greater the damage to the heart.

  3. Brandon Auerbach:

    It may be possible that this age group is at higher risk for weight gain from drinking 100% fruit juice than older children.

  4. Demi Lovato:

    You just have to take it one day at a time ; some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but Mental Health as well, i make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority.

  5. Gayla Brumfield:

    People are going to have to understand that in the West, that old saying 'whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting' that's where we are right now.

Images & Illustrations of drinking

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