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Meaning of BACCHANT

Pronunciation:  'bakunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Greek and Roman mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
  2. [n]  a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
  3. [n]  someone who engages in drinking bouts
 

BACCHANT is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bacchanal, drunken reveler, drunken reveller
 
 See Also: afficionado, buff, devotee, drinker, fan, imbiber, juicer, lover, toper, votary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bac"chant\, n.; pl. E. {Bacchants}, L. {Bacchantes}.
    [L. bacchans, -antis, p. pr. of bacchari to celebrate the
    festival of Bacchus.]
    1. A priest of Bacchus.
    
    2. A bacchanal; a reveler. --Croly.
    
    
  2. \Bac"chant\, a.
    Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling;
    carousing. --Byron.
    
    
 

 

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