• WordNet 3.6
    • adj drunk stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors","helplessly inebriated"
    • adj drunk as if under the influence of alcohol "felt intoxicated by her success","drunk with excitement"
    • n drunk someone who is intoxicated
    • n drunk a chronic drinker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out
    • n Drunk A drunken condition; a spree.
    • Drunk Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid. "I will make mine arrows drunk with blood."
    • Drunk Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunknot, a drunk man. "Be not drunk with wine, where in is excess.""Drunk with recent prosperity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
    • n drunk The regular past participle and a former preterit of drink.
    • drunk Intoxicated; inebriated; overcome, stupefied, or frenzied by alcoholic liquor: used chiefly in the predicate.
    • drunk Drenched or saturated.
    • n drunk A spree; a drinking-bout.
    • n drunk A case of drunkenness; a drunken person.
    • drunk Bent; crooked: used to describe a bent screw which imparts a sidewise as well as an endwise motion to a nut.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pennsylvania, Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.
    • pa.p Drunk drungk of Drink
    • p.adj Drunk intoxicated: saturated
    • n Drunk a drunken bout: a drunk person
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  • Epictetus
    “He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.”
  • John Squire
    John Squire
    “I'm not so think as you drunk I am.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.”
  • Proverb
    “Children and drunks always speak the truth.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.”


Drunk as a lord - (UK) Someone who is very drunk is as drunk as a lord.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dronke, drunke, dronken, drunken, AS. druncen,. Orig. the same as drunken, p. p. of drink,. See Drink


In literature:

I was drunk, deplorably drunk, and I was bound for the Tivoli.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Didn't none of 'em git drunk, 'cause dey was used to it.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In the election of '43 in St. Paul, every man there got drunk even if they had never drunk before and many of them had not.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
On Thanksgiving Day the entire place went on a prolonged drunk.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
He's gotten drunk on cologne!
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
You'll think I'm drunk, but I'm not.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
When I tasted hit, hit drunk so good, an' so much lak sweetin water dat I drunk de pitcher full.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I will have this toast drunk standing.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Wait till they go to sleep, as they will when they git drunk enough.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
Why, once Bart came to the shop a little drunk, and father would have discharged him but for Deborah.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume

In poetry:

"The sun-rain fine
Would sink and escape,
But is drunk by the vine,
Is stored in the grape:
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
Noon! drunk with oil and wine,
Tho' not a grief is thine,
Yet shalt thou shake with mine!
Woe is me!
"Woe Is Me" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The poet is drunk, but
he hears a voice in the dawn:
Why don't we all go dancing
between the trolley and the tree?
"Dawn" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
I'll mind the flowers of pleasure,
Of short-lived youth and sleep,
That drunk the sunny weather
A-top of Ludlow keep.
"Poppies on Ludlow Castle" by Willa Sibert Cather
"I takes my pipe - I takes my pot,
And drunk I'm never seen to be:
I'm no teetotaller or sot,
And as I am I mean to be!"
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A herb destilled, and drunk, may dwell next doore,
On the same floore,
To a brave soul: Exalt the poore,
They can do more.
"Praise" by George Herbert

In news:

Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. News 12 has just learned a GHSU Lab Animal services employee was arrested after being found drunk in a locker room at the facility.
News 12 has just learned a GHSU Lab Animal services employee was arrested after being found drunk in a locker room at the facility.
Alleged Drunk Driver Runs Into Cop, Flees.
Who else would create a giant head of irredeemable drunk/country music legend George Jones.
The Drunk Guy, Kobe Bryant Jr, the Nude Model, and the Other Two Guys Who Won Bronze: Meet the Five Men's High Jump Medalists.
Plus, super-drunk police officer sentenced, a new program to restore Michigan's dream, and the game of the week.
I am walking to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (madd) in saving lives on our nation's streets and highways.
The Warsaw Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run drunk driving accident that killed a horse over the weekend.
Charles Cowart, accused of taking a drunken ride on horseback in Bunnell, Fla. A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town is now in jail after a police chase.
Moving Pictures Dan Auerbach and JEFF the Brotherhood Get Day Drunk and Talk Hypnotic Nights.
'Let's get drunk on hand sanitizer,' say idiotic teenagers.
Twelve states now mandate ignition interlock s for all drunk driving offenders, regardless of the number of previous offenses or BAC level.
Ilion , NY (WIBX) – A Mohawk man is being held at the Herkimer County Correctional Facility for allegedly driving drunk and without a license.
Michael Zaccheo appears as a "Drunk Businessman" in the season finale of Starz original series "Magic City".
Von Iva is the new purveyor of soul, and it's got the groove-drunk fans to prove it.

In science:

At least since Polya (1921) proved that “a drunk man will return home while a drunk bird might lose its way forever”, it is known that geometric properties of the underling space can manifest themselves in the behavior of a random process taking place on the space.
Determining the Genus of a Map by Local Observation of a Simple Random Process
It turned out to be historically the converse: the Wilson-Fisher renormalization group approach to spin models with O(N ) symmetry yielded the polymer critical exponents as the special case of the N → 0 limit . 2The Chˆateau Margaux 1982 bottle was finally drunk in 2001 Chez Panisse, Berkeley CA.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
Since analysing this story would involve a discussion of utility, here is another famous example . I know that I will get drunk this evening and that I will assign probability 10−6 to the event E of my causing an accident while driving home late at night.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Suppose that, in the example above, my initial conditional probability for an accident if I drive home drunk is 0.01.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Suppose further that I am certain that I will get drunk, and that my probability for an accident will then be 10−6 .
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence