Definition of Libation

1. Noun. (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage.

Language type: Humor, Humour, Wit, Witticism, Wittiness
Generic synonyms: Drink



2. Noun. A serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity.
Generic synonyms: Helping, Portion, Serving

3. Noun. The act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony.

Definition of Libation

1. n. The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.

Definition of Libation

1. Noun. The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity. ¹

2. Noun. The wine or liquid thus poured out. ¹

3. Noun. A beverage, especially an alcoholic one (often used humorously). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Libation

1. a ceremonial pouring of a liquid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Libation

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lias
liase
liases
liason
lib
libament
libaments
libanomancy
libant
libate
libated
libates
libating
libation (current term)
libationary
libations
libatory
libbard
libbard's bane
libbards
libbed
libber
libbers
libbing
libecchio
libecchios
libeccio
libeccios

Literary usage of Libation

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1. A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1854)
"For they sometimes merely offered a libation of wine, oil, and other liq-^ ... A libation of wine was frequently offered, together with incense ; or two ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"The libations were usually of unmixed wine; but were sometimes mingled, as wine, oil, honey, &C,, with water. The libation was poured between the horns of ..."

3. The Aitareya Brahmanam of the Rigveda: Containing the Earliest Speculations by Bombay (India : State). Educational Dept, Martin Haug (1863)
"What Gayatri had seized with her bill, became the evening libation. When flying down, she sucked in the juice of this (portion of Soma, held in her bill), ..."

4. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo (1875)
"THE MILK libation OF KUBLAI KAAN (VoL L p. 291). The following passage occurs in the ... The autumn libation is described by Polo as performed on the ..."

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