Hypertext Webster Gateway: "drink"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

The drinks of the Hebrews were water, wine, "strong drink," and
vinegar. Their drinking vessels were the cup, goblet or "basin,"
the "cruse" or pitcher, and the saucer.

To drink water by measure (Ezek. 4:11), and to buy water to
drink (Lam. 5:4), denote great scarcity. To drink blood means to
be satiated with slaughter.

The Jews carefully strained their drinks through a sieve,
through fear of violating the law of Lev. 11:20, 23, 41, 42.
(See Matt. 23:24. "Strain at" should be "strain out.")

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Single \Sin"gle\, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in
simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See
{Simple}, and cf. {Singular}.]
1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting
of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

No single man is born with a right of controlling
the opinions of all the rest. --Pope.

2. Alone; having no companion.

Who single hast maintained, Against revolted
multitudes, the cause Of truth. --Milton.

3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.

Single chose to live, and shunned to wed. --Dryden.

4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others;
as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single

These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . .
Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight.

6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to
compound. --I. Watts.

7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

I speak it with a single heart. --Shak.

8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.]

He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.
--Beau. & Fl.

{Single ale}, {beer}, or {drink}, small ale, etc., as
contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger.
[Obs.] --Nares.

{Single bill} (Law), a written engagement, generally under
seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty.

{Single court} (Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two

{Single-cut file}. See the Note under 4th {File}.

{Single entry}. See under {Bookkeeping}.

{Single file}. See under 1st {File}.

{Single flower} (Bot.), a flower with but one set of petals,
as a wild rose.

{Single knot}. See Illust. under {Knot}.

{Single whip} (Naut.), a single rope running through a fixed

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Drink \Drink\ (dr[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Drank} (dr[a^][ng]k),
formerly {Drunk} (dr[u^][ng]k); & p. p. {Drunk}, {Drunken}
(-'n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drinking}. Drunken is now rarely
used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually
intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p.
p., is not so analogical.] [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan,
D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan.
drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. {Drench}, {Drunken}, {Drown}.]
1. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other
purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in
satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.

Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and
drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink.
--Luke xvii.

He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi.

Drink of the cup that can not cloy. --Keble.

2. To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in
merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to
lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the
?se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple.

And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem.
xliii. 34.

Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk
freely. --Thackeray.

{To drink to}, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the
act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.

I drink to the general joy of the whole table, And
to our dear friend Banquo. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Drink \Drink\, v. t.
1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the
stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water.

There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There
drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. --Spenser.

The bowl of punch which was brewed and drunk in Mrs.
Betty's room. --Thackeray.

2. To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to
absorb; to imbibe.

And let the purple violets drink the stream.

3. To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to
inhale; to hear; to see.

To drink the cooler air, --Tennyson.

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words Of that
tongue's utterance. --Shak.

Let me . . . drink delicious poison from thy eye.

4. To smoke, as tobacco. [Obs.]

And some men now live ninety years and past, Who
never drank to tobacco first nor last. --Taylor

{To drink down}, to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue;
as, to drink down unkindness. --Shak.

{To drink in}, to take into one's self by drinking, or as by
drinking; to receive and appropriate as in satisfaction of
thirst. ``Song was the form of literature which he [Burns]
had drunk in from his cradle.'' --J. C. Shairp.

{To drink off} or {up}, to drink the whole at a draught; as,
to drink off a cup of cordial.

{To drink the health of}, or {To drink to the health of}, to
drink while expressing good wishes for the health or
welfare of.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Drink \Drink\, n.
1. Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the
stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as
water, coffee, or decoctions.

Give me some drink, Titinius. --Shak.

2. Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on,
wit is out.

{Drink money}, or {Drink penny}, an allowance, or perquisite,
given to buy drink; a gratuity.

{Drink offering} (Script.), an offering of wine, etc., in the
Jewish religious service.

{In drink}, drunk. ``The poor monster's in drink.'' --Shak.

{Strong drink}, intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing
a large proportion of alcohol. `` Wine is a mocker, strong
drink is raging.'' --Prov. xx. 1.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink";
"likes a drink before dinner"
2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink
was his downfall" [syn: {drinking}, {boozing}, {drunkenness},
3: any liquid suitable for drinking: "may I take your beverage
order?" [syn: {beverage}, {drinkable}, {potable}]
4: (informal) any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the
drink and had to be rescued"
5: a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;
"alcohol (or drink) ruined him" [syn: {alcohol}, {alcoholic
beverage}, {intoxicant}, {inebriant}]
6: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was
enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his
lips" [syn: {swallow}, {deglutition}]
v 1: take in liquids [syn: {imbibe}]
2: consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: {booze},
3: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's
drink to the New Year" [syn: {toast}, {pledge}, {salute},
4: be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to;
"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
[syn: {drink in}]
5: drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The
husband drinks and beats his wife" [syn: {tope}]

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