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, imbibition(noun)

    the act of consuming liquids

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

    the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

    "drink was his downfall"

Wiktionary

  1. drinking(Noun)

    An act or session by which drink is consumed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drinking

    of Drink

  2. Drinking(noun)

    the act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing

  3. Drinking(noun)

    the practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors

  4. Drinking(noun)

    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. drinking

    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  

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?

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    Karen
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How to say drinking in sign language?

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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. Ginger Hultin:

    Studies show that people will consume more at meals when they're including alcohol or have been drinking before the meal.

  2. Brian Pinero:

    A lot of times, it can be tied to the job, power isn’t just defined by money or status at company— it could also be an important person in a family. So the ability to make a charge of that is, ‘Prove it.’ And that’s the constant narrative of victims: You have to explain why they should be believed and justify why they should be helped because it’s always, ‘What were you wearing?’ ‘What were you drinking?’ ‘Why were you there?’ ‘Where were your girlfriends?’.

  3. Eric Olson:

    American Bridge was definitely lacking, from a public health standpoint, what's really concerning is that they did not address the drinking water quality.

  4. Oscar Levant:

    When you give up drinking, you have to deal with that wonderful personality that started you drinking in the first place.

  5. Topia Rameka:

    The immediate concerns for our communities are those living downstream of the river -- their ability to take water from the river, drinking water.

Images & Illustrations of drinking

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