- The definition of drunk is someone who is no longer in control of his actions, possibly because he consumed too much alcohol or is overcome with emotion.
- An example of someone who would be described as drunk is a person who has had ten beers.
- An example of someone who would be described as drunk with lust is someone who has been overcome with lust.
This man is drunk.
Origin of drunkMiddle English dronke ; from dronken, drunken
- overcome by alcoholic liquor to the point of losing control over one's faculties; intoxicated
- overcome by any powerful emotion: drunk with joy
- Informal drunken (sense )
- Informal a drunken person
- Slang a drinking spree
- a. Intoxicated with alcoholic liquor to the point of impairment of physical and mental faculties.b. Caused or influenced by intoxication.
- Overcome by strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power.
- A drunkard.
- A bout of drinking.
(comparative drunker, superlative drunkest)
Variant of drink
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)