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LIBATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does libation mean? 

LIBATION (noun)
  The noun LIBATION has 3 senses:

1. (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
2. a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
3. the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony

  Familiarity information: LIBATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIBATION (noun)


Sense 1libation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("libation" is a kind of...):

drink (a single serving of a beverage)

Domain usage:

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)


Sense 2libation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("libation" is a kind of...):

helping; portion; serving (an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal)


Sense 3libation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("libation" is a kind of...):

religious ceremony; religious ritual (a ceremony having religious meaning)


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