Libation definition

lī-bāshən
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An alcoholic drink or the act of drinking.
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The liquid so poured out.
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A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
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The ritual of pouring out wine or oil upon the ground as a sacrifice to a god.
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The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
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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.

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The liquid so poured.
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The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.
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The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity.
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The wine or liquid thus poured out.
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(often humorous) A beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
libation
Plural:
libations

Origin of libation

  • Middle English libacioun from Latin lībātiō lībātiōn- from lībātus past participle of lībāre to pour out as an offering

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin libatio, from libare (“to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering")

    From Wiktionary