Associations to the word «Drinking»


DRINKING, verb. Present participle of drink
DRINKING, noun. An act or session by which drink is consumed, especially alcoholic beverages.
DRINKING AGE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.
DRINKING AGE, noun. (poker slang) A two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
DRINKING BOUT, noun. Alternative spelling of drinking-bout
DRINKING BOUTS, noun. Plural of drinking bout
DRINKING FOUNTAIN, noun. A device that is used to provide water to drink.
DRINKING FOUNTAINS, noun. Plural of drinking fountain
DRINKING GAME, noun. (games) (drinking) (alcohol) A game (often a logic or memory game) which involves the drinking of alcohol, usually as a penalty for making mistakes, as the intoxication makes the game harder to play.
DRINKING GAMES, noun. Plural of drinking game
DRINKING HOLE, noun. (idiomatic) A bar or other local drinking establishment.
DRINKING HORN, noun. (chiefly historical) A drinking vessel fashioned from an animal's horn.
DRINKING HORNS, noun. Plural of drinking horn
DRINKING MAN'S DEGREE, noun. (UK) (informal) (humorous) A lower second class honours or 2.2 degree.
DRINKING SONG, noun. A song which celebrates or accompanies drinking
DRINKING SONGS, noun. Plural of drinking song
DRINKING STRAW, noun. A long plastic or paper tube through which a drink is drunk by suction.
DRINKING STRAWS, noun. Plural of drinking straw
DRINKING WATER, noun. Water that is intended to be ingested by humans.
DRINKING WATER, noun. (US standard of identity) Water intended to be ingested by humans, sealed in a container, having no added ingredients except perhaps antimicrobial agents and/or fluoride, and passing certain tests for color, odor, turbidity, and presence of various microorganisms and chemicals.
DRINKING WATERS, noun. Plural of drinking water

Dictionary definition

DRINKING, noun. The act of consuming liquids.
DRINKING, noun. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall".

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