Definition of Orgies

1. n. pl. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute revelry.



Definition of Orgies

1. Noun. (plural of orgy) ¹

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Definition of Orgies

1. orgy [n] - See also: orgy

Medical Definition of Orgies

1. Sing. Orgy . 1. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterised by wild and dissolute revelry. "As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god, Those priests high orgies held." (Drayton) 2. Drunken revelry; a carouse. Origin: F. Orgie, orgies, L. Orgia, pl, Gr.; akin to work. See Organ, and Work. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orgies

orgeat
orgeats
orgeis
orgel
orgia
orgiac
orgias
orgiast
orgiastic
orgiastically
orgiasts
orgic
orgies (current term)
orgillous
orgones
orgue
orgues
orgul
orgulity
orgulous
orgyia
oribatid
oribatids
oribi
oribis

Literary usage of Orgies

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"... work ; see •Work. orgies, sacred rites, revelry. (F. — L.— Gk.) F. orgies. — L. orgia, sb. pi. a festival in honour of Bacchus, orgies. ..."

2. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"... and both sexes gave themselves up to brutal and unbridled licentiousness. And after it all, came a torpor from which FORMER FUNERAL orgies the ..."

3. The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most by Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott (1802)
"orgies OF BACCHUS. PART I. SIR, LEARN from your paper, ... fame orgies of Bacchus, I hope the following brief ..."

4. The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of by John Selby Watson (1861)
"EXTRACTS FROM THE "orgies OF BACCHUS." — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS OF PORSON TO THE ... THE circumstances that occasioned the publication of the " orgies of ..."

5. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"690 You know in what deluding joys we pass'd The night that was by Heav'n decreed our last: She feign'd nocturnal orgies; left my bed, And, ..."

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