What does drinking mean?

Definitions for drinking
ˈdrɪŋ kɪŋdrink·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Drinking

    Drinking is the act of ingesting water or other liquids into the body through the mouth, proboscis, or elsewhere. Humans drink by swallowing, completed by peristalsis in the esophagus. The physiological processes of drinking vary widely among other animals. Most animals drink water to maintain bodily hydration, although many can survive on the water gained from their food. Water is required for many physiological processes. Both inadequate and (less commonly) excessive water intake are associated with health problems.

ChatGPT

  1. drinking

    Drinking refers to the act of consuming a liquid, usually through the mouth, for the purpose of hydration, nourishment, or pleasure. It commonly involves the intake of water or various beverages, such as alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, to quench thirst or satisfy a desire for taste or enjoyment. Drinking can be a habitual or occasional behavior practiced by individuals of legal drinking age.

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

Wikidata

  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. Elissa Weitzman:

    We have a long history of attempting to control alcohol consumption in public venues, at tailgating and sports events, where binge drinking by young people in crowd situations is often dangerous, and this product seems designed to undermine those attempts.

  2. Peter Oshiro:

    There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea'au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk, the Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.

  3. Joe Lowry:

    The situation is very grave, they have no food, no water and are drinking their own urine. This is a game of maritime ping-pong with human life. We expect governments in the region to find a solution rapidly ... or we will be finding boatloads of desiccated corpses floating around in the Andaman Sea in coming days.

  4. Rock Sake Seth Podell:

    I just kind of fell in love with it right off the bat, burgers, pork chops, whatever you're eating you should be drinking sake with it.

  5. Gabrielle Francis:

    To help rockers drink more responsibly at a party, Gabrielle Francis suggests drinking organic wine to avoid extra toxins from pesticides and to stick with high-shelf clear alcohols like vodka, tequila and gin that are usually lower in sugar and gluten-free. If you want to drink less but still keep the buzz, Gabrielle Francis recommends clients try Gabrielle Francis grapefruit cocktail trick. If you mix the alcohol with the grapefruit juice, the grapefruit juice actually keeps things in the blood stream longer and slows the processing, so you can drink one drink and you get the same alcohol affect as you would if you were drinking two.

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