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Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The first case of intoxication on record is that of Noah (Genesis 9:21). The sin of drunkenness is frequently and strongly condemned (Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:7, 8). The sin of drinking to excess seems to have been not uncommon among the Israelites.

The word is used figuratively, when men are spoken of as being drunk with sorrow, and with the wine of God's wrath (Isaiah 63:6; Jeremiah 51:57; Ezekiel 23:33). To "add drunkenness to thirst" (Deuteronomy 29:19, A.V.) is a proverbial expression, rendered in the Revised Version "to destroy the moist with the dry", i.e., the well-watered equally with the dry land, meaning that the effect of such walking in the imagination of their own hearts would be to destroy one and all.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRUNK, adjective [from drunken. See Drink.]

1. Intoxicated; inebriated; overwhelmed or overpowered by spirituous liquor; stupefied or inflamed by the action of spirit on the stomach and brain. It is brutish to be drunk

Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.

2. Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquor.

I will make my arrows drunk with blood. Deuteronomy 32:42.

[Note. drunk was formerly used as the participle of drink; as, he had drunk wine. But in modern usage, drank has taken its place; and drunk is now used chiefly as an adjective.]

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRUNKARD, noun One given to ebriety or an excessive used of strong liquor; a person who habitually or frequently is drunk.

A drunkard and a glutton shall come to poverty. Proverbs 23:21.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRUNKEN, adjective Drunkn. [participle of drink, but now used chiefly as an adjective, and often contracted to drunk.]

1. Intoxicated; inebriated with strong liquor.

2. Given to drunkenness; as a drunken butler.

3. Saturated with liquor or moisture; drenched.

Let the earth be drunken with our blood.

4. Proceeding from intoxication; done in a state of drunkenness; as a drunken quarrel.

A drunken slaughter.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRUNKENLY, adverb In a drunken manner. [Little used.]

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Intoxication; inebriation; a state in which a person is overwhelmed or overpowered with spirituous liquors, so that his reason is disordered, and he reels or staggers in walking. drunkenness renders some persons stupid, others gay, others sullen, others furious.

Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness

2. Habitually ebriety or intoxication.

3. Disorder of the faculties resembling intoxication by liquors; inflammation; frenzy; rage.

Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.