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

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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. Sarah Church:

    Is their sleep better? Are their relationships better or are they doing better at work? [Looking at] what’s happening once they’re not using. And sometimes, in reflecting back on that period when they were drinking, they can tell whether it was an issue or not.

  2. Reed Curling:

    I called 311 and she thought I was crazy, she thought I was crazy. She paused for a long minute. I said, 'Ma’am, I am not drinking. I have not had any drugs. I have Zebras in my backyard walking on the train tracks. I just wanted to know what service could come out because I didn’t want them to get hit and she paused for a long time and then said, 'Okay, here's the number.

  3. Dalton Wong:

    We always tend to wait until tomorrow to start exercising, wait until next week to stop drinking or wait for just one more meal before we start the diet.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Our children should not have to be worried about the water they're drinking in American cities. That's not something that we should accept.

  5. 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.

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