libation

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li·ba·tion

 (lī-bā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
b. The liquid so poured.
2. Informal
a. A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
b. The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.

[Middle English libacioun, from Latin lībātiō, lībātiōn-, from lībātus, past participle of lībāre, to pour out as an offering.]

li·ba′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.

libation

(laɪˈbeɪʃən)
n
1.
a. the pouring out of wine, etc, in honour of a deity
b. the liquid so poured out
2. usually facetious an alcoholic drink
[C14: from Latin lībātiō, from lībāre to pour an offering of drink]
liˈbational, liˈbationary adj

li•ba•tion

(laɪˈbeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.
2. the liquid poured out.
3. Often Facetious.
a. an intoxicating beverage, as wine.
b. an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lībātiō=lībā(re) to pour (c. Greek leíbein) + -tiō -tion]
li•ba′tion•al, li•ba′tion•ar′y, adj.

libation

Jocular. an alcoholic beverage.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.libation - (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2.libation - a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
3.libation - the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
Translations
plengoffer

libation

[laɪˈbeɪʃən] Nlibación f

libation

[laɪˈbeɪʃən] (literary) nlibation f

libation

n
(= offering)Trankopfer nt
(inf: = drink) we had a few small libationswir hatten ein paar getrunken (inf)
References in classic literature ?
As soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, pages filled the mixing-bowl with wine and water and handed it round, after giving every man his drink-offering.