Definition of Wassail

1. Noun. A punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas.

Generic synonyms: Punch

2. Verb. Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities. "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
Exact synonyms: Jollify, Make Happy, Make Merry, Make Whoopie, Racket, Revel, Whoop It Up
Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Fete
Specialized synonyms: Carouse, Riot, Roister
Derivative terms: Jollification, Merrymaking, Racket, Revel, Reveller, Revelry, Wassailer

3. Verb. Propose a toast to. "Let's drink to the New Year"
Exact synonyms: Drink, Pledge, Salute, Toast
Entails: Booze, Drink, Fuddle
Specialized synonyms: Give
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward
Derivative terms: Pledge, Salutation, Salute, Toast, Wassailer

Definition of Wassail

1. n. An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.

2. a. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.

3. v. i. To hold a wassail; to carouse.

4. n. An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.

5. a. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.

6. v. i. To hold a wassail; to carouse.

Definition of Wassail

1. Noun. A toast to health, usually at a festival. ¹

2. Noun. The beverage served during a wassail. ¹

3. Noun. Revelry. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To toast, to drink to the health of another. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To drink wassail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wassail

1. to drink to the health of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wassail

1. 1. An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one. "Geoffrey of Monmouth relates, on the authority of Walter Calenius, that this lady [Rowena], the daughter of Hengist, knelt down on the approach of the king, and, presenting him with a cup of wine, exclaimed, Lord king waes heil, that is, literally, Health be to you." (N. Drake) 2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse. "In merry wassail he . . . Peals his loud song." "The king doth wake to-night and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail." (Shak) "The victors abandoned themselves to feasting and wassail." (Prescott) 3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.; called also lamb's wool. "A jolly wassail bowl, A wassail of good ale." (Old Song) 4. A festive or drinking song or glee. "Have you done your wassail! 'T is a handsome, drowsy ditty, I'll assure you." (Beau. & Fl) Origin: AS. Wes hal (or an equivalent form in another dialect) be in health, which was the form of drinking a health. The form wes is imperative. See Was, and Whole. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wassail

waspiest
waspily
waspiness
waspinesses
waspish
waspishly
waspishness
waspishnesses
waspless
wasplike
waspnest
waspnests
wasps
wasps' nest
waspy
wast
wasta

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