A man about to take a drink of water.
- 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.
drank, drunk or Informaldrank, drink′ing
- 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 drink someone's health
- to bring into a specified condition by drinking: to drink oneself into a stupor
- 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 dhre?-, 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, specif. one containing alcohol: to stop somewhere for a drink after work
drink deep (of)
to take in a large amount (of) by or as by drinking
to take in with the senses or the mind, esp. in an eager manner
to drink in honor of; drink a toast to
Informal any body of water, esp. the ocean
verbdrank , 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.c. Chiefly Southern US See soft drink. See Note at tonic.
- 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.