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Webster 1913 Edition


Drunk

Drunk

,
Adj.
[OE.
dronke
,
drunke
,
dronken
,
drunken
, AS.
druncen
. Orig. the same as
drunken
, p. p. of
drink
. See
Drink
.]
1.
Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; – never used attributively, but always predicatively;
as, the man is
drunk
(not, a
drunk
man)
.
Be not
drunk
with wine, where in is excess.
Eph. v. 18.
Drunk
with recent prosperity.
Macaulay.
2.
Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
I will make mine arrows
drunk
with blood.
Deut. xxxii. 42.

Drunk

,
Noun.
A drunken condition; a spree.
[Slang]

Webster 1828 Edition


Drunk

DRUNK

,
Adj.
[from drunken. See Drink.]
1.
Intoxicated; inebriated; overwhelmed or overpowered by spirituous liquor; stupefied or inflamed by the action of spirit on the stomach and brain. It is brutish to be drunk.
Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.
2.
Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquor.
I will make my arrows drunk with blood. Deuteronomy 32.
[Note. Drunk was formerly used as the participle of drink; as, he had drunk wine. But in modern usage, drank has taken its place; and drunk is now used chiefly as an adjective.]

Definition 2022


Drunk

Drunk

See also: drunk

German Low German

Noun

Drunk m (plural Drunken)

  1. drink; draught

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Plautdietsch

Etymology

From Middle Low German drunk, from Old Saxon *drunk, from Proto-Germanic *drunkiz.

Noun

Drunk m

  1. drink, punch

drunk

drunk

See also: Drunk

English

Adjective

drunk (comparative drunker, superlative drunkest)

  1. In a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.
  2. Habitually or frequently in a state of intoxication.
  3. (usually followed by with or on) Elated or emboldened.
    Drunk with power he immediately ordered a management reshuffle.
    • Macaulay
      drunk with recent prosperity
  4. Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 42
      I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.

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Noun

drunk (plural drunks)

  1. One who is intoxicated with alcohol.
  2. A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
    • 1971, William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead, page 10
      Another drunk is sleeping in dangerous proximity to a brush fire.
  3. A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
    • 1858, "A Scarcity of Jurors—Cangemi's Third Trial," New York Times, 8 Jun., p. 4:
      Gen. G. had been on a long drunk from July last until Christmas.
  4. A drunken state.
    • 2006, Patrick McCabe, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
      Here – help yourself to another drop there, Redmond! By the time we've got a good drunk on us there'll be more crack in this valley than the night I pissed on the electric fence!

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Verb

drunk

  1. past participle of drink
  2. (Southern US) simple past tense of drink