- The definition of a drink is a liquid made for swallowing.
An example of a drink is chocolate milk.
- Drink is defined as to bring into the mouth and swallow or to absorb.
An example of to drink is to take a sip of ice cold lemonade.
A man about to take a drink of water.
transitive verbdrank, drunk or Informaldrank, drinking
- to take (liquid) into the mouth and swallow it
- to absorb (liquid or moisture)
- to swallow the contents of
- to propose or take part in (a toast)
- to bring (oneself) into a specified condition by drinking
- to use (up) or spend by drinking alcoholic liquor
Origin of drinkMiddle English drinken ; from Old English drincan, akin to Old High German trinkan, Gothic drigkan ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form dhreĝ-, to draw from source Sanskrit dhrájas-, draft
- to take liquid into the mouth and swallow it
- to absorb anything as if in drinking
- to drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
- any liquid for drinking; beverage
- alcoholic liquor
- habitual or excessive use of alcoholic liquor
- a portion of liquid drunk or for drinking
drink deep (of)
verbdrank drank , drunk drunk , drink·ing, drinks
- To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid).
- To swallow the liquid contents of (a vessel): drank a cup of tea.
- To take in or soak up; absorb: drank the fresh air; spongy earth that drank up the rain.
- To take in eagerly through the senses or intellect: drank in the beauty of the day.
- a. To give or make (a toast).b. To toast (a person or an occasion, for example): We'll drink your health.
- To bring to a specific state by drinking alcoholic liquors: drank our sorrows away.
- To swallow liquid: drank noisily; drink from a goblet.
- To imbibe alcoholic liquors: They only drink socially.
- To salute a person or an occasion with a toast: We will drink to your continued success.
- a. A liquid that is fit for drinking; a beverage.b. An alcoholic beverage, such as a cocktail or highball.
- An amount of liquid swallowed: took a long drink from the fountain.
- Excessive or habitual indulgence in alcoholic liquor.
- Slang A body of water; the sea: The hatch cover slid off the boat and into the drink.
Origin of drinkMiddle English drinken, from Old English drincan; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present drinks, present participle drinking, simple past drank or regional (southern US) drunk or nonstandard drinked, past participle drunk (obsolete drunken) or informal drank or nonstandard drinked)
- (intransitive) To consume (a liquid) through the mouth.
- He drank the water I gave him.
- You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
- (intransitive) To consume alcoholic beverages.
- You've been drinking, haven't you?
- No thanks, I don't drink.
- To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
- To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
- drunken, drunk
From Middle English drinken, from Old English drincan (“to drink, swallow up, engulf”), from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną (“to drink”), *drengkan, of uncertain origin; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrenǵ- (“to draw into one's mouth, sip, gulp”), nasalised variant of *dʰreǵ- (“to draw, glide”). Cognate with West Frisian drinke (“to drink”), Low German drinken (“to drink”), Dutch drinken (“to drink”), German trinken (“to drink”), Danish drikke (“to drink”).
(countable and uncountable, plural drinks)
- A beverage.
- I’d like another drink please.
- A (served) alcoholic beverage.
- Can I buy you a drink?
- The action of drinking, especially with the verbs take or have.
- He was about to take a drink from his root beer.
- A type of beverage (usually mixed).
- My favourite drink is the White Russian.
- Alcohol beverages in general.
- (colloquial, with the) Any body of water.
- If he doesn't pay off the mafia, he’ll wear cement shoes to the bottom of the drink!
- A plainer term than more elevated term beverage. Beverage is of French origin, while drink is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations.