- The definition of a libation is an alcoholic drink or the pouring of wine or oil as a religious ritual.
An example of a libation is a beer.
Friends enjoying a libation together.
- the ritual of pouring out wine or oil upon the ground as a sacrifice to a god
- the liquid so poured out
- an alcoholic drink or the act of drinking: used humorously
Origin of libationMiddle English libacioun ; from Classical Latin libatio ; from libare, to taste, pour out ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lei-, to pour from source Classical Greek leibein
- a. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.b. The liquid so poured.
- Informal a. A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.b. The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.
Origin of libationMiddle English libacioun, from Latin lībātiō, lībātiōn-, from lībātus, past participle of lībāre, to pour out as an offering.
From Latin libatio, from libare (“to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering”)