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Webster 1913 Edition


Bacchanal

Bac′cha-nal

,
Adj.
[L.
Bacchanalis
. See
Bacchanalia
.]
1.
Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
2.
Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

Bac′cha-nal

(băk′kȧ-nal)
,
Noun.
1.
A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
“Tipsy bacchanals.”
Shak.
2.
pl.
The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
3.
Drunken revelry; an orgy.
4.
A song or a dance in honor of
Bacchus
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bacchanal

BAC'CHANAL

,

Definition 2022


Bacchanal

Bacchanal

See also: bacchanal

English

Adjective

Bacchanal (comparative more Bacchanal, superlative most Bacchanal)

  1. Alternative form of bacchanal

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun

Bacchanal n (genitive Bacchanals, plural Bacchanale or Bacchanalien)

  1. bacchanalia

Declension

bacchanal

bacchanal

See also: Bacchanal

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

bacchanal (comparative more bacchanal, superlative most bacchanal)

  1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      Sweet is the vintage, when the showering grapes / In Bacchanal profusion reel to earth, / Purple and gushing [...].
  2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

Translations

Noun

bacchanal (plural bacchanals)

  1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
  2. (in the plural) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
  3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.
  4. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.

Translations


French

Noun

bacchanal m (plural bacchanals)

  1. A loud, annoying noise
  2. A revolt amongst the peasantry