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bacchanal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchanal  \Bac"cha*nal\,  a.  [L.  Bacchanalis  See  {Bacchanalia}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  Bacchus  or  his  festival. 
 
  2.  Engaged  in  drunken  revels;  drunken  and  riotous  or  noisy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchanal  \Bac"cha*nal\,  n. 
  1.  A  devotee  of  Bacchus;  one  who  indulges  in  drunken  revels; 
  one  who  is  noisy  and  riotous  when  intoxicated;  a  carouser. 
  ``Tipsy  bacchanals.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  pl  The  festival  of  Bacchus;  the  bacchanalia. 
 
  3.  Drunken  revelry;  an  orgy. 
 
  4.  A  song  or  dance  in  honor  of  Bacchus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bacchanal 
  adj  :  used  of  riotously  drunken  merrymaking;  "a  night  of 
  bacchanalian  revelry";  "carousing  bands  of  drunken 
  soldiers";  "orgiastic  festivity"  [syn:  {bacchanalian}, 
  {bacchic},  {carousing},  {orgiastic}] 
  n  1:  someone  who  engages  in  drinking  bouts  [syn:  {drunken  reveler}, 
  {drunken  reveller},  {bacchant}] 
  2:  a  drunken  reveller;  a  devotee  of  Bacchus  [syn:  {bacchant}] 
  3:  a  wild  gathering  involving  excessive  drinking  and 
  promiscuity  [syn:  {orgy},  {debauch},  {debauchery},  {saturnalia}, 
  {riot},  {bacchanalia},  {drunken  revelry}] 




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