orgy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orgy a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    • n orgy secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
    • n orgy any act of immoderate indulgence "an orgy of shopping","an emotional binge","a splurge of spending"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Orgy A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies
    • Orgy A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute revelry. Usually in the plural form. "As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god,
      Those priests high orgies held."
    • Orgy A series of sexual activities involving more than two couples in a group.
    • Orgy An event characterized by unrestrained indulgence in passion; as, an orgy of buying of internet stocks.
    • Orgy Wild, drunken, or licentious revelry; an uninhibited carouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n orgy Secret rites or ceremonies connected with the worship of some of the deities of classical mythology, as the mysteries of Ceres; particularly, the revels at the festivals in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus, or the festival itself, which was celebrated with boisterous songs and dancing (see bacchante and mœmad): generally plural in this sense.
    • n orgy Hence A wild or frantic revel; a nocturnal carousal; drunken revelry.
    • n orgy Synonyms Revel, Debauch, etc. See carousal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Orgy or′ji any drunken or riotous rite or revelry, esp. by night—(rare) Orge
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Quotations

  • Jean Dubuffet
    Jean Dubuffet
    “Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.”
  • Veronica Lake
    Veronica Lake
    “Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. orgie, orgies, L. orgia, pl., Gr. ; akin to work. See Organ, and Work
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. orgia—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

She roused an impetuous soul, ready for anything, as well for orgies of saintliness as for ecstasies of crime.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
In the revulsion of feeling following these orgies woman would be blamed for man's own folly.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Inside the hut are orgies.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
I suppose it will be the usual drunken orgie?
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
She had some conception of their fearful orgies, and she shuddered when her mind touched, not daring to dwell, on Jean's possible fate.
"The Forest of Vazon" by Anonymous
How roars the orgy louder!
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Spanish rules of etiquette and ceremony were outraged by their orgies.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
When the children departed after an orgy of osculation, Jaffery surveyed with a twinkling eye the decorous quartette sitting by the fire.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
Funeral solemnities and enthusiastic orgies did not suit the Dorian character.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
The Bishop's sister, Miss Keane, whose life was a perpetual orgy of mothers' meetings and G.F.S.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
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In poetry:

Do we loathe the beastly orgies
Of the negro-breeding pens?
Look within our thousand brothels,
Viler far than negro dens.
"Comparative Slavery" by Janet Hamilton
Now Venus hither leads her train,
The Nymphs and Graces join in orgies,
The moon is bright and by her light
Old Vulcan kindles up his forges.
"Horace I, 4." by Eugene Field
Now Venus hither leads her train;
The Nymphs and Graces join in orgies;
The moon is bright, and by her light
Old Vulcan kindles up his forges.
"In The Springtime" by Eugene Field
To fashion's, custom's discord,
To the mad Babel-din, the deafening orgies,
Soothing each lull, a strain is heard, just heard,
From some far shore, the final chorus sounding.
"Song Of The Universal" by Walt Whitman
A feast of moon and men and barking hounds.
An orgy for some genius of the South
With blood-hot eyes and cane-lipped scented mouth,
Surprised in making folk-songs from soul sounds.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
Where are thy Sabbaths? Say how are they spent?
Dost use them as channels whence passion finds vent,
In drinking, blaspheming, in orgies obscene,
In the fields, in the woods, in the filthy shebeen.
"The Demon Drink!" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

It is always an orgy of sound and sights that continue to be impressive.
Ascension ' Will Stage a Multiplayer Orgy Of Blood.
Orgy headlines birthday bash at The Loft.
Rock band Orgy is in Fresno on Saturday night to headline Electric Winterland at The Loft event center in the Tower District, 1028 Fulton St.
FOR thirty years the philanthropists of America have indulged in a perfect orgy of charitable activity.
"A Clockwork Orgy" at Club X-It.
INTERVIEWS Ke$ha Leads Satanic- Lite Cult Orgy in 'Die Young' Video.
Orgy headlines birthday bash at The Loft .
Through the FOMC's Looking Glass: An Orgy of Transparency.
All Blogs Laser Orgy Will Fall 2011 Be The Season for New Nerd TV.
So, tonight, they defend their title for the third time against another band we haven't heard from in a while, Orgy .
Ke$ha's Hosts Creepy Religious Orgy In 'Die Young' Music Video — Watch.
Celebrity News Tags: Orgy .
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy .
Songs from Orgy in Rhythm, Vol 2 logged in KDHX's playlists.
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In science:

Fk l (x)σk lψh (x) = ψh (x)σ ·B(x)ψh (x) Ospin (x) = ψh (x) by a multiplicative renormalization depending on the adopted scheme S and a renormalization scale µ – but ORGI spin neither depends on a scheme nor on a scale.
Non-perturbative renormalization of the chromo-magnetic operator in Heavy Quark Effective Theory and the B* - B mass splitting
Our strategy for computing the RGI renormalization is to non-perturbatively evaluate Zspin (1/µ) up to µ = O(100 GeV ) and then evaluate ORGI spin /Ospin (µ) in perturbation theory.
Non-perturbative renormalization of the chromo-magnetic operator in Heavy Quark Effective Theory and the B* - B mass splitting
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