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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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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.
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orgy

noun
A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence:
Slang: jag.
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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
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orgy

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

[ˈɔːdʒɪ] n (also) (fig) → orgia
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orgy

(ˈoːdʒi) plural ˈorgies noun
a wild party or celebration. a drunken orgy.
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