What does whiskey mean?

Definitions for whiskeyˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whiskey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whiskey, whisky(noun)

    a liquor made from fermented mash of grain


  1. whiskey(Noun)

    A distilled alcoholic liquor made from fermented grain, usually aged by storing in oak barrels.

  2. whiskey(Noun)

    A drink of whiskey.

  3. whiskey(Noun)

    The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  4. Origin: uisce beatha and uisge-beatha lit. 'water of life' (compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whiskey(noun)

    same as Whisky, a liquor

  2. Whiskey(noun)

    alt. of Whisky

  3. Whiskey(noun)

    an intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley

  4. Origin: [Ir. or Gael. uisge water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiskey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiskey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Edison:

    As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

  2. Ed McMahon:

    God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

  3. Robert E. Lee:

    I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

  4. Jeff Arnett:

    The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making.

  5. Jack McGarry:

    When I'm back in Belfast, i like to go for a good pint of Guinness or a small whiskey.

Images & Illustrations of whiskey

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