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drunk

[druhngk]
adjective
1.
being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink; intoxicated: The wine made him drunk.
2.
overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power; drunk with joy.
3.
pertaining to or caused by intoxication or intoxicated persons.
noun
4.
an intoxicated person.
5.
a spree; drinking party.
verb
6.
past participle and nonstandard simple past tense of drink.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English drunken, Old English druncen, past participle of drincan to drink

half-drunk, adjective
undrunk, adjective


1. drunken, inebriated.


1-3. sober.


Both drunk and drunken are used as modifiers before nouns naming persons: a drunk customer; a drunken merrymaker. Only drunk occurs after a linking verb: He was not drunk, just jovial. The actor was drunk with success. The modifier drunk in legal language describes a person whose blood contains more than the legally allowed percentage of alcohol: Drunk drivers go to jail. Drunken, not drunk, is almost always the form used with nouns that do not name persons: drunken arrogance; a drunken free-for-all. In such uses it normally has the sense “pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication.” Drunken is also idiomatic in such expressions as drunken bum. See also drink.
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drunk (drʌŋk)
 
adj
1.  intoxicated with alcohol to the extent of losing control over normal physical and mental functions
2.  overwhelmed by strong influence or emotion: drunk with joy
 
n
3.  a person who is drunk or drinks habitually to excess
4.  informal a drinking bout
 
[Old English druncen, past participle of drincan to drink; see drink]

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Word Origin & History

drunk
pp. of drink, used as an adj. from mid-14c. In various expressions, e.g. "drunk as a lord" (1891); Chaucer has "dronke ... as a Mous" (c.1386); and, my personal favorite, from 1709, is, "He's as Drunk as a Wheelbarrow." Medieval folklore distinguished four successive stages
of drunkenness, based on the animals they made men resenble: sheep, lion, ape, sow. Drunk driver first recorded 1948. Drunk-tank "jail cell for drunkards" is 1947, Amer.Eng. The noun meaning "drunken person" is from 1852; earlier this would have been a drunkard.
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Slang Dictionary

drunk definition


  1. n.
    [of baseball bases] loaded. (See also loaded (sense 1).) : We're at the bottom of the fifth and the bases are drunk.
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Bible Dictionary

Drunk definition


The first case of intoxication on record is that of Noah (Gen. 9:21). The sin of drunkenness is frequently and strongly condemned (Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Thess. 5:7, 8). The sin of drinking to excess seems to have been not uncommon among the Israelites. The word is used figuratively, when men are spoken of as being drunk with sorrow, and with the wine of God's wrath (Isa. 63:6; Jer. 51:57; Ezek. 23:33). To "add drunkenness to thirst" (Deut. 29:19, A.V.) is a proverbial expression, rendered in the Revised Version "to destroy the moist with the dry", i.e., the well-watered equally with the dry land, meaning that the effect of such walking in the imagination of their own hearts would be to destroy one and all.

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