Definition of Bacchanal

1. Noun. Someone who engages in drinking bouts.

Exact synonyms: Bacchant, Drunken Reveler, Drunken Reveller
Generic synonyms: Drinker, Imbiber, Juicer, Toper



2. Adjective. Used of riotously drunken merrymaking. "Orgiastic festivity"
Exact synonyms: Bacchanalian, Bacchic, Carousing, Orgiastic
Similar to: Drunk, Inebriated, Intoxicated
Derivative terms: Orgy, Orgy

3. Noun. A drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus.
Exact synonyms: Bacchant
Generic synonyms: Buff, Devotee, Fan, Lover
Derivative terms: Bacchantic

4. Noun. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity.

Definition of Bacchanal

1. a. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

2. n. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.

Definition of Bacchanal

1. Adjective. (alternative form of bacchanal) ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to Bacchus or his festival. ¹

3. Adjective. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy. ¹

4. Noun. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. ¹

5. Noun. (context: in the plural) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia. ¹

6. Noun. Drunken revelry; an orgy. ¹

7. Noun. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bacchanal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchanal

bacaw
bacca
baccae
baccalaureat
baccalaureate
baccalaureates
baccalaureats
baccara
baccaras
baccarat
baccarats
baccare
baccas
baccate
baccated
bacchanal (current term)
bacchanale
bacchanalia
bacchanalian
bacchanalianism
bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic
bacchants
bacchiac

Literary usage of Bacchanal

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1. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by Robert Browning, W. Tyas Harden, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman, William Groser (1880)
"V. A bacchanal * holding a lion's skin in one hand, and a flaming torch in the other, with his muscles starting through his skin, and his hair dishevelled. ..."

2. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1832)
"the prevailing standard of the son'&b. c. bacchanal by Hevi-ller, which no doubt keep pace with Deans beating Mr. Farquhar- day. and Mr. ..."

3. The Art of the Prado: A Survey of the Contents of the Gallery, Together with by Charles S. Ricketts (1907)
"This and the neighbouring work, the ' bacchanal,' have been pattern pictures ever since ... Yet more beautiful is the ' bacchanal' as a work of even greater ..."

4. The Art of the Prado: A Survey of the Contents of the Gallery, Together with by Charles S. Ricketts (1907)
"This and the neighbouring work, the ' bacchanal,' have been pattern pictures ever since ... Yet more beautiful is the ' bacchanal' as a work of even greater ..."

5. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1903)
"The side plaques are after a sketch of Pan with his pipes and a boy bacchanal with a basket of grapes, which are often used in conjunction with the ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"... the brooding tempest, arme-I with wia'.h. His language winged with terror, as when bolts Commissioned to affright us, and destroy. A PLATONIC bacchanal ..."

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