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Meaning of CAROUSE

Pronunciation:  ku'rawz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
  2. [v]  engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out carousing last night"

CAROUSE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bender, booze-up, carousal, riot, roister, toot
 See Also: jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, revel, revelry, wassail, whoop it up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca*rouse"\ (k[.a]*rouz"), n. [F. carrousse, earlier
    carous, fr. G. garaus finishing stroke, the entire emptying
    of the cup in drinking a health; gar entirely + aus out. See
    {Yare}, and {Out}.]
    1. A large draught of liquor. [Obs.] ``A full carouse of
       sack.'' --Sir J. Davies.
             Drink carouses to the next day's fate. --Shak.
    2. A drinking match; a carousal.
             The early feast and late carouse.     --Pope.
  2. \Ca*rouse"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caroused}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Carousing}.]
    To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a
    carousal; to engage in drunken revels.
          He had been aboard, carousing to his mates. --Shak.
  3. \Ca*rouse"\ v. t.
    To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially. [Archaic]
          Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape.
          Egypt's wanton queen, Carousing gems, herself dissolved
          in love.                                 --Young.
Thesaurus Terms
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