Definition of Carouse

1. Noun. Revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party.

Exact synonyms: Bender, Booze-up, Carousal, Toot
Generic synonyms: Revel, Revelry



2. Verb. Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking. "They were out carousing last night"
Exact synonyms: Riot, Roister
Generic synonyms: Jollify, Make Happy, Make Merry, Make Whoopie, Racket, Revel, Wassail, Whoop It Up
Derivative terms: Carousal, Carouser, Riot, Roisterer

Definition of Carouse

1. n. A large draught of liquor.

2. v. i. To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.

3. v. t. To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.

Definition of Carouse

1. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To drink to excess. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carouse

1. to engage in a carousal [v -ROUSED, -ROUSING, -ROUSES]

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Literary usage of Carouse

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"Come bring us up a double jug of beer— So either having drank a good carouse, Down come the gallants to discharge the house." Ibid. [A Draught of Muscadine. ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Horses—Game Fellows of the Mountains— Their Visit to the Camp—Good Fellowship and Good Cheer—A carouse—A Swagger, a Brawl, and a Reconciliation. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1898)
"... Horses—Game Fellows of the Mountains— Their Visit to the Camp—Good Fellowship and Good Cheer—A carouse—A Swagger, a Brawl, and a Reconciliation. ..."

4. The Mexican War, by an English Soldier: Comprising Incidents and Adventures by George 1812? Ballentine (1860)
"Land in eight—Pensacola Bay—Fort Pickens—Rough lodgings- Smuggling Whiskey—A carouse. THE captain of the Albatross had brought his wife along with him; ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"Alone. used of a carouse ; all-to-nought, completely ; all-to-smash, smashed to pieces ; all-yfere, altogether. ALLAY, ». (A.-N.) (1) To mix, ..."

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