Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  2. (noun, act) the act of swallowing
    he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips
  3. (noun, food) any liquid suitable for drinking
  4. (noun, food) a single serving of a beverage
    likes a drink before dinner
  5. (noun, object) any large deep body of water
  6. (verb, cognition) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
  7. (verb, consumption) take in liquids
    The children like to drink soda
  8. (verb, consumption) consume alcohol
  9. (verb, consumption) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
  10. (verb, consumption) propose a toast to
    Let's drink to the New Year

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Drink

  1. O.E. drincan "to drink," also "to swallow up, engulf" (class III strong verb; past tense dranc, pp. druncen), from P.Gmc. *drengkan, of uncertain origin.
    "Semantically the deriv. fr. 'draw' (cf. N.E. take a draught, Lat. ducere pocula, sucos, etc.) is the most attractive, and so ultimate connection with O.E. dragan… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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