Bac"cha*nal (?), a. [L. Bacchanalis. See Bacchanalia.]

1.

Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

2.

Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

 

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Bac"cha*nal (?), n.

1.

A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.

"Tipsy bacchanals."

Shak.

2. pl.

The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

3.

Drunken revelry; an orgy.

4.

A song or dance in honor of Bacchus.

 

© Webster 1913.

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