Definition of Bacchant

1. Noun. Someone who engages in drinking bouts.

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



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

3. Noun. (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Votary

Definition of Bacchant

1. n. A priest of Bacchus.

2. a. Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

Definition of Bacchant

1. Noun. A priest of Bacchus. ¹

2. Noun. A bacchanal; a reveler. ¹

3. Adjective. Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bacchant

1. a carouser [n -S or -ES] - See also: carouser

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchant

baccarat
baccarats
baccare
baccas
baccate
baccated
bacchanal
bacchanale
bacchanalia
bacchanalian
bacchanalianism
bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant (current term)
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic
bacchants
bacchiac
bacchian
bacchic
bacchical
bacchii
bacchius
bacchus
baccies
bacciferous
bacciform

Literary usage of Bacchant

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1. Paris: Including a Description of the Principal Edifices and Curiosities of by Louis-S├ębastien Mercier (1817)
"A bacchant has the stride of a dragoon, an4 affects the manners of a man, speaks abruptly to whomever she meets, and in an authoritative ..."

2. Goethe: A New Pantomime by Edward Vaughan Kenealy (1850)
"... lament, shape-haunted towers that crown The bacchant Rhine ; Lament, lament, grey clouds that ..."

3. A Literary Source-book of the Italian Renaissance by Merrick Whitcomb (1898)
"That displeased the woman and she said to me: " Good heavens, let that bacchant go, and stick to me ! You do not need to beg." For a week I went neither to ..."

4. A Literary Source-book of the German Renaissance by Merrick Whitcomb (1899)
"That displeased the woman and she said to me: " Good heavens, let that bacchant go, and stick to me ! You do not need to beg." For a week I went neither to ..."

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