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Dictionary Definition

drink

Noun

1 a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2 the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall" [syn: drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence]
3 any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?" [syn: beverage, drinkable, potable]
4 any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
5 the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips" [syn: swallow, deglutition]

Verb

1 take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda" [syn: imbibe]
2 consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: booze, fuddle]
3 propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year" [syn: toast, pledge, salute, wassail]
4 be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage" [syn: drink in]
5 drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife" [syn: tope] [also: drunk, drank]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /dɹɪŋk/, /drINk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

Etymology 1

Old English drincan

Verb

  1. To consume liquid through the mouth.
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
  2. To consume alcoholic beverages.
    You've been drinking, haven't you?
    No thanks, I don't drink.
Synonyms
Related terms
Translations
consume liquid through the mouth
consume alcoholic beverages

Etymology 2

Old English drync

Noun

  1. A served beverage.
    I’d like another drink please.
  2. A served alcoholic beverage.
    Can I buy you a drink?
  3. The action of drinking, especially with the verbs take or have.
    He was about to take a drink from his root beer.
  4. A type of beverage (usually mixed)
    My favourite drink is the White Russian.
  5. Alcohol beverages in general.
    It’s enough to drive you to drink.
    She has a problem with the drink.
  6. (the drink; colloquial) Any body of water.
    If he doesn't pay off the mafia, he’ll wear cement shoes to the bottom of the drink!
Synonyms
Translations
served beverage
served alcoholic beverage
action of drinking
type of beverage
alcoholic beverages in general
"the drink"- colloquially, any body of water

Afrikaans

Etymology

drinken.

Verb

drink
  1. to drink

Czech

Noun

drink
  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

Danish

Noun

drink
  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

Dutch

Verb

drink

Verb

drink
  1. drink; first person singular of drinken

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

drink
  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

Extensive Definition

A drink, or beverage, is a liquid specifically prepared for human consumption. In addition to basic needs, beverages form part of the culture of human society.

Types of beverage

Water

Despite the fact that most beverages, including juice, soft drinks, and carbonated drinks, have some form of water in them; water itself is often not classified as a beverage, and the word beverage has been recurrently defined as not referring to water.
Essential to the survival of all organisms, water has historically been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans. Excluding fat, water composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. Health authorities have historically suggested at least eight glasses, eight fluid ounces each, of water per day (64 fluid ounces, or 1.89 litres),
Distilled (pure) water is rarely found in nature. Spring water, a natural resource from which much bottled water comes, is generally imbued with minerals. Tap water, delivered by domestic water systems in developed nations, refers to water piped to homes through a tap. All of these forms of water are commonly drunk, often purified through filtration.

Alcoholic beverages

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of an alcohol includes many other compounds. Alcoholic beverages, such as wine, beer, and liquor have been part of human culture and development for 8,000 years.

Non-alcohol beverages

Non-alcoholic beverages are drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine but are made with no more than .5 percent alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.

Soft drinks

The name "soft drink" specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink" and the term "drink", the latter of which is nominally neutral but often carries connotations of alcoholic content. Beverages like colas, sparkling water, iced tea, lemonade, squash, and fruit punch are among the most common types of soft drinks, while hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee, milk, tap water, alcohol, and milkshakes do not fall into this classification. Many carbonated soft drinks are optionally available in versions sweetened with sugars or with non-caloric sweeteners.

Hot beverages

Other

Some substances may either be called food or drink, and accordingly be eaten with a spoon or drunk, depending on solid ingredients in it and on how thick it is, and on preference:

References

Measuring drinks

See also

References

External links

drink in Min Nan: Ím-liāu
drink in Catalan: Beguda
drink in Czech: Nápoj
drink in Welsh: Diod
drink in Danish: Drik
drink in German: Getränk
drink in Spanish: Bebida
drink in Esperanto: Trinkaĵo
drink in French: Boisson
drink in Galician: Bebida
drink in Korean: 음료
drink in Indonesian: Minuman
drink in Inuktitut: ᐃᒥᐊᓗᒃ/aivilik
drink in Italian: Bevanda
drink in Hebrew: משקה
drink in Kinyarwanda: Ikinyobwa
drink in Swahili (macrolanguage): Kinywaji
drink in Kurdish: Vexwirak
drink in Latin: Potio
drink in Lojban: selpinxe
drink in Malay (macrolanguage): Minuman
drink in Japanese: 飲料
drink in Norwegian: Drikke
drink in Central Khmer: ភេសជ្ជៈ
drink in Low German: Drinken
drink in Polish: Napój
drink in Portuguese: Bebida
drink in Quechua: Upyana
drink in Russian: Напитки
drink in Sicilian: Viviruni
drink in Simple English: Drink
drink in Serbo-Croatian: Piće
drink in Sundanese: Inuman
drink in Finnish: Juoma
drink in Swedish: Dryck
drink in Thai: เครื่องดื่ม
drink in Turkish: İçecek
drink in Ukrainian: Напої
drink in Võro: Juuk
drink in Contenese: 嘢飲
drink in Chinese: 饮料

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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