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or·gy

 (ôr′jē)
n. pl. or·gies
1. A social gathering involving unrestrained indulgence, especially sexual activity and drinking.
2. Uncontrolled or immoderate indulgence in an activity: an orgy of spending.
3. A secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities, typically involving frenzied singing, dancing, drinking, and sexual activity.

[From Early Modern English orgies, secret rites (as those practiced by the ancient Greeks for Dionysus), from Old French, from Latin orgia, from Greek; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

orgy

(ˈɔːdʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. a wild gathering marked by promiscuous sexual activity, excessive drinking, etc
2. an act of immoderate or frenzied indulgence
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) (often plural) secret religious rites of Dionysus, Bacchus, etc, marked by drinking, dancing, and songs
[C16: from French orgies, from Latin orgia, from Greek: nocturnal festival]
ˌorgiˈastic adj

or•gy

(ˈɔr dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. drunken or licentious revelry, esp. a party characterized by sexual promiscuity.
2. any actions or proceedings marked by unbridled indulgence of passions: an orgy of killing.
3. orgies, (in ancient Greece) esoteric religious rituals, esp. in the worship of Demeter or Dionysus.
[1580–90; < Middle French orgie < Latin orgia (neuter pl.) secret rites < Greek órgia, akin to érgon work]

orgy

1. In ancient Greece or Rome. a wild celebration in honor of certain gods.
2. riotous merrymaking, especially with excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, and drugs. — orgiast, n.orgiastic, adj.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orgy - any act of immoderate indulgenceorgy - any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending"
humoring, indulging, pampering, indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
2.orgy - secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
3.orgy - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuityorgy - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking

orgy

noun
1. party, celebration, rave (Brit. slang), revel, festivity, bender (informal), debauch, revelry, carouse, Saturnalia, bacchanal, rave-up (Brit. slang), bacchanalia, carousal, hooley or hoolie (chiefly Irish & N.Z.) a drunken orgy
2. spree, fit, spell, run, session, excess, bout, indulgence, binge (informal), splurge, surfeit, overindulgence, sesh (slang) He blew £43,000 in an 18-month orgy of spending.

orgy

noun
A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence:
Slang: jag.
Translations
طَقْس أحْتِفالي ماجِن وصاخِب، عَرْبَدَه
orgie
orgie
orgiepartouse
orgija
orgia
svallveisla
orgijalėbavimas
orģija
orgia
orgie
çılgın parti

orgy

[ˈɔːdʒɪ] N (lit, fig) → orgía f
an orgy of destructionuna orgía de destrucción

orgy

[ˈɔːrdʒi] norgie f
an orgy of violence → une orgie de violence
an orgy of destruction → une orgie de destruction

orgy

n (lit, fig)Orgie f; drunken orgySauforgie f; an orgy of killingeine Blutorgie; orgy of spendingKauforgie f; an orgy of colour (Brit) or color (US) → eine orgiastische Farbenpracht

orgy

[ˈɔːdʒɪ] n (also) (fig) → orgia

orgy

(ˈoːdʒi) plural ˈorgies noun
a wild party or celebration. a drunken orgy.
References in classic literature ?
It was now about nine o'clock, and the room seeming almost supernaturally quiet after these orgies, I began to congratulate myself upon a little plan that had occurred to me just previous to the entrance of the seamen.
How could he help listening with wonder while the other told of midnight ventures and perilous escapes, of feastings and orgies, of fortunes squandered in a night?
That's why they're invited here this evenin'; but to- morrow we want ALL to come -- everybody; for he respected everybody, he liked everybody, and so it's fitten that his funeral orgies sh'd be public.
We'll keep them there all the time, and we'll hold our orgies there, too.
Stryver never had a case in hand, anywhere, but Carton was there, with his hands in his pockets, staring at the ceiling of the court; they went the same Circuit, and even there they prolonged their usual orgies late into the night, and Carton was rumoured to be seen at broad day, going home stealthily and unsteadily to his lodgings, like a dissipated cat.
Yet thence his lustful Orgies he enlarg'd Even to that Hill of scandal, by the Grove Of MOLOCH homicide, lust hard by hate; Till good JOSIAH drove them thence to Hell.
These gambling games were kept up throughout the night; every fire glared upon a group that looked like a crew of maniacs at their frantic orgies, and the scene would have been kept up throughout the succeeding day, had not Captain Bonneville interposed his authority, and, at the usual hour, issued his marching orders.
Hitherto his orgies had always been confined to one day, and he had come back, twitching and shattered, in the evening.
But he was mercifully too accustomed to nocturnal orgies, and those of a far more uproarious character, to appear unless summoned to the scene.
Nothing like it has been seen on earth since trembling Tam O'Shanter saw the devil and the witches at their orgies that stormy night in "Alloway's auld haunted kirk.
The blacks then abandoned themselves to the most furious orgies, and got fearfully drunk on "tembo," a kind of ardent spirits drawn from the cocoa-nut tree, and an extremely heady sort of beer called "togwa.
He liked a bottle of wine and a good dinner, and having once been seen at the Cafe Royal with a lady who was very probably a near relation, was thenceforward supposed by generations of schoolboys to indulge in orgies the circumstantial details of which pointed to an unbounded belief in human depravity.