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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drunkard, drunk, rummy, sot, inebriate, winonoun

    a chronic drinker

  2. drunkadjective

    someone who is intoxicated

  3. intoxicated, drunk, inebriatedadjective

    stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"

  4. intoxicated, drunkadjective

    as if under the influence of alcohol

    "felt intoxicated by her success"; "drunk with excitement"


  1. drunknoun

    A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.

  2. drunknoun

    A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.

  3. drunknoun

    A drunken state.

  4. drunkadjective

    In a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.

  5. drunkadjective

    (usually followed by with or on) Elated or emboldened.

    Drunk with power he immediately ordered a management reshuffle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drunkadjective

    Etymology: from drink.

    This was the morn when issuing on the guard,
    Drawn up in rank and file, they stood prepar’d
    Of seeming arms to make a short assay;
    Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day. Dryden.

    We generally conclude that man drunk, who takes pains to be thought sober. Spectator, №. 577.

    I will make mine arrows drunk with blood. Deut. xxix. 6.


  1. drunk

    Alcohol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, commonly described as drunkenness or inebriation, is the negative behavior and physical effects caused by a recent consumption of alcohol. In addition to the toxicity of ethanol, the main psychoactive component of alcoholic beverages, other physiological symptoms may arise from the activity of acetaldehyde, a metabolite of alcohol. These effects may not arise until hours after ingestion and may contribute to the condition colloquially known as a hangover. Symptoms of intoxication at lower doses may include mild sedation and poor coordination. At higher doses, there may be slurred speech, trouble walking, and vomiting. Extreme doses may result in a respiratory depression, coma, or death. Complications may include seizures, aspiration pneumonia, injuries including suicide, and low blood sugar. Alcohol intoxication can lead to alcohol-related crime with perpetrators more likely to be intoxicated than victims.Alcohol intoxication typically begins after two or more alcoholic drinks. Risk factors include a social situation where heavy drinking is common and a person having an impulsive personality. Diagnosis is usually based on the history of events and physical examination. Verification of events by witnesses may be useful. Legally, alcohol intoxication is often defined as a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than 5.4–17.4 mmol/L (25–80 mg/dL or 0.025–0.080%). This can be measured by blood or breath testing. Alcohol is broken down in the human body at a rate of about 3.3 mmol/L (15 mg/dL) per hour, depending on an individual's metabolic rate (metabolism).Management of alcohol intoxication involves supportive care. Typically this includes putting the person in the recovery position, keeping the person warm, and making sure breathing is sufficient. Gastric lavage and activated charcoal have not been found to be useful. Repeated assessments may be required to rule out other potential causes of a person's symptoms.Acute intoxication has been documented throughout history, and alcohol remains one of the world's most widespread recreational drugs. Some religions consider alcohol intoxication to be a sin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drunk

    of Drink

  2. Drunk

    of Drink

  3. Drunkadjective

    intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunk (not, a drunk man)

  4. Drunkadjective

    drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid

  5. Drunknoun

    a drunken condition; a spree

  6. Etymology: [OE. dronke, drunke, dronken, drunken, AS. druncen. Orig. the same as drunken, p. p. of drink. See Drink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drunk

    drungk, pa.p. of Drink.—p.adj. intoxicated: saturated.—n. a drunken bout: a drunk person.—n. Drunk′ard, one who frequently drinks to excess: a habitual drinker.—p.adj. Drunk′en, given to excessive drinking: worthless, besotted: resulting from intoxication.—adv. Drunk′enly.—n. Drunk′enness, excessive drinking: habitual intemperance.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drunk' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3586

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drunk' in Adjectives Frequency: #728

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of drunk in a Sentence

  1. Dame Judi Dench:

    These days I can’t really travel on my own because I need someone to say, ‘Look out, there’s a step here!’ or else I fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady.

  2. Engineer Dayo Omolosho:

    Everybody wants faster movement in Lagos but we're still afraid of the normal okada. You see some people already drunk, they're already high, so you can't control them.

  3. John Kasich:

    My parents were killed by drunk driver, but my parents did not die in vain, i was transformed. I discovered my purpose by discovering the Lord.

  4. Linda Cope:

    One of the drunk kids pulled a veteran American flag out of the ground and [we] made the boy put it back. This all happened Friday afternoon, through the night, into the late morning.

  5. Lord Byron, Don Juan:

    Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication.

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