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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Single  \Sin"gle\,  a.  [L.  singulus  a  dim.  from  the  root  in 
  simplex  simple;  cf  OE  &  OF  sengle,  fr  L.  singulus  See 
  {Simple},  and  cf  {Singular}.] 
  1.  One  only,  as  distinguished  from  more  than  one  consisting 
  of  one  alone;  individual;  separate;  as  a  single  star. 
 
  No  single  man  is  born  with  a  right  of  controlling 
  the  opinions  of  all  the  rest.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Alone;  having  no  companion. 
 
  Who  single  hast  maintained,  Against  revolted 
  multitudes,  the  cause  Of  truth.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Hence  unmarried;  as  a  single  man  or  woman. 
 
  Grows,  lives,  and  dies  in  single  blessedness. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Single  chose  to  live,  and  shunned  to  wed.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Not  doubled,  twisted  together,  or  combined  with  others 
  as  a  single  thread;  a  single  strand  of  a  rope. 
 
  5.  Performed  by  one  person,  or  one  on  each  side  as  a  single 
  combat. 
 
  These  shifts  refuted,  answer  thy  appellant,  .  .  . 
  Who  now  defles  thee  thrice  ti  single  fight. 
  --Milton. 
 
  6.  Uncompounded;  pure;  unmixed. 
 
  Simple  ideas  are  opposed  to  complex,  and  single  to 
  compound.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  7.  Not  deceitful  or  artful;  honest;  sincere. 
 
  I  speak  it  with  a  single  heart.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  Simple;  not  wise;  weak;  silly.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  utters  such  single  matter  in  so  infantly  a  voice. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Single  ale},  {beer},  or  {drink},  small  ale,  etc.,  as 
  contrasted  with  double  ale,  etc.,  which  is  stronger. 
  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  {Single  bill}  (Law),  a  written  engagement,  generally  under 
  seal,  for  the  payment  of  money,  without  a  penalty. 
  --Burril. 
 
  {Single  court}  (Lawn  Tennis),  a  court  laid  out  for  only  two 
  players. 
 
  {Single-cut  file}.  See  the  Note  under  4th  {File}. 
 
  {Single  entry}.  See  under  {Bookkeeping}. 
 
  {Single  file}.  See  under  1st  {File}. 
 
  {Single  flower}  (Bot.),  a  flower  with  but  one  set  of  petals, 
  as  a  wild  rose. 
 
  {Single  knot}.  See  Illust.  under  {Knot}. 
 
  {Single  whip}  (Naut.),  a  single  rope  running  through  a  fixed 
  block. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drink  \Drink\  (dr[i^][ng]k),  v.  i.  [imp.  {Drank}  (dr[a^][ng]k), 
  formerly  {Drunk}  (dr[u^][ng]k);  &  p.  p.  {Drunk},  {Drunken} 
  (-'n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Drinking}.  Drunken  is  now  rarely 
  used  except  as  a  verbal  adj  in  sense  of  habitually 
  intoxicated;  the  form  drank,  not  infrequently  used  as  a  p. 
  p.,  is  not  so  analogical.]  [AS.  drincan  akin  to  OS  drinkan 
  D.  drinken,  G.  trinken,  Icel.  drekka  Sw  dricka  Dan. 
  drikke  Goth.  drigkan  Cf  {Drench},  {Drunken},  {Drown}.] 
  1.  To  swallow  anything  liquid,  for  quenching  thirst  or  other 
  purpose;  to  imbibe;  to  receive  or  partake  of  as  if  in 
  satisfaction  of  thirst;  as  to  drink  from  a  spring. 
 
  Gird  thyself,  and  serve  me  till  have  eaten  and 
  drunken;  and  afterward  thou  shalt  eat  and  drink. 
  --Luke  xvii. 
  8. 
 
  He  shall  drink  of  the  wrath  the  Almighty.  --Job  xxi. 
  20. 
 
  Drink  of  the  cup  that  can  not  cloy.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  To  quaff  exhilarating  or  intoxicating  liquors,  in 
  merriment  or  feasting;  to  carouse;  to  revel;  hence  to 
  lake  alcoholic  liquors  to  excess;  to  be  intemperate  in  the 
  ?se  of  intoxicating  or  spirituous  liquors;  to  tipple. 
  --Pope. 
 
  And  they  drank,  and  were  merry  with  him  --Gem. 
  xliii.  34. 
 
  Bolingbroke  always  spoke  freely  when  he  had  drunk 
  freely.  --Thackeray. 
 
  {To  drink  to},  to  salute  in  drinking;  to  wish  well  to  in  the 
  act  of  taking  the  cup;  to  pledge  in  drinking. 
 
  I  drink  to  the  general  joy  of  the  whole  table,  And 
  to  our  dear  friend  Banquo  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drink  \Drink\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  swallow  (a  liquid);  to  receive,  as  a  fluid,  into  the 
  stomach;  to  imbibe;  as  to  drink  milk  or  water. 
 
  There  lies  she  with  the  blessed  gods  in  bliss,  There 
  drinks  the  nectar  with  ambrosia  mixed.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  bowl  of  punch  which  was  brewed  and  drunk  in  Mrs. 
  Betty's  room  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  To  take  in  (a  liquid),  in  any  manner;  to  suck  up  to 
  absorb;  to  imbibe. 
 
  And  let  the  purple  violets  drink  the  stream. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  take  in  to  receive  within  one  through  the  senses  to 
  inhale;  to  hear;  to  see 
 
  To  drink  the  cooler  air,  --Tennyson. 
 
  My  ears  have  not  yet  drunk  a  hundred  words  Of  that 
  tongue's  utterance.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  me  .  .  .  drink  delicious  poison  from  thy  eye. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  smoke,  as  tobacco.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  some  men  now  live  ninety  years  and  past,  Who 
  never  drank  to  tobacco  first  nor  last  --Taylor 
  (1630.) 
 
  {To  drink  down},  to  act  on  by  drinking;  to  reduce  or  subdue; 
  as  to  drink  down  unkindness.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  drink  in},  to  take  into  one's  self  by  drinking,  or  as  by 
  drinking;  to  receive  and  appropriate  as  in  satisfaction  of 
  thirst.  ``Song  was  the  form  of  literature  which  he  [Burns] 
  had  drunk  in  from  his  cradle.''  --J.  C.  Shairp 
 
  {To  drink  off}  or  {up},  to  drink  the  whole  at  a  draught;  as 
  to  drink  off  a  cup  of  cordial. 
 
  {To  drink  the  health  of},  or  {To  drink  to  the  health  of},  to 
  drink  while  expressing  good  wishes  for  the  health  or 
  welfare  of 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drink  \Drink\,  n. 
  1.  Liquid  to  be  swallowed;  any  fluid  to  be  taken  into  the 
  stomach  for  quenching  thirst  or  for  other  purposes,  as 
  water,  coffee,  or  decoctions. 
 
  Give  me  some  drink,  Titinius  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  intoxicating  liquor;  as  when  drink  is  on 
  wit  is  out 
 
  {Drink  money},  or  {Drink  penny},  an  allowance,  or  perquisite, 
  given  to  buy  drink;  a  gratuity. 
 
  {Drink  offering}  (Script.),  an  offering  of  wine,  etc.,  in  the 
  Jewish  religious  service. 
 
  {In  drink},  drunk.  ``The  poor  monster's  in  drink.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Strong  drink},  intoxicating  liquor;  esp.,  liquor  containing 
  a  large  proportion  of  alcohol.  ``  Wine  is  a  mocker,  strong 
  drink  is  raging.''  --Prov.  xx  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drink 
  n  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:  (informal)  any  large  deep  body  of  water;  "he  jumped  into  the 
  drink  and  had  to  be  rescued" 
  5:  a  liquor  or  brew  containing  alcohol  as  the  active  agent; 
  "alcohol  (or  drink)  ruined  him"  [syn:  {alcohol},  {alcoholic 
  beverage},  {intoxicant},  {inebriant}] 
  6:  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}] 
  v  1:  take  in  liquids  [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}] 
  4:  be  fascinated  or  spell-bound  by  pay  close  attention  to 
  "The  mother  drink  in  every  word  of  her  son  on  the  stage" 
  [syn:  {drink  in}] 
  5:  drink  alcohol;  be  an  alcoholic;  "The  husband  drinks  and 
  beats  his  wife"  [syn:  {tope}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Drink 
  The  drinks  of  the  Hebrews  were  water,  wine,  "strong  drink,"  and 
  vinegar.  Their  drinking  vessels  were  the  cup,  goblet  or  "basin," 
  the  cruse"  or  pitcher,  and  the  saucer. 
 
  To  drink  water  by  measure  (Ezek.  4:11),  and  to  buy  water  to 
  drink  (Lam.  5:4),  denote  great  scarcity.  To  drink  blood  means  to 
  be  satiated  with  slaughter. 
 
  The  Jews  carefully  strained  their  drinks  through  a  sieve, 
  through  fear  of  violating  the  law  of  Lev.  11:20,  23,  41,  42. 
  (See  Matt.  23:24.  "Strain  at"  should  be  "strain  out.") 
 




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