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. Richard Gillespie:

    Counterfeit driver's licenses are used by young adults who have not yet reached the legal drinking age.

  2. Stefani Shamrowicz:

    About 80% is drinking bottles and face masks have been pretty common.

  3. Tim McGraw:

    It was exactly my process, basically, I am an unsure, self-conscious, shy person. That is how I started — even when I was in college —before I would get on stage, I would start drinking. I would start drinking to stop shaking.

  4. 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.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

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