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WASSAIL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wassail mean? 

WASSAIL (noun)
  The noun WASSAIL has 1 sense:

1. a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas

  Familiarity information: WASSAIL used as a noun is very rare.


WASSAIL (verb)
  The verb WASSAIL has 2 senses:

1. celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
2. propose a toast to

  Familiarity information: WASSAIL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WASSAIL (noun)


Sense 1wassail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

punch (an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl)


WASSAIL (verb)


Sense 1wassail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

wassail; racket; make whoopie; make merry; make happy; jollify; whoop it up; revel

Context examples:

The members of the wedding party made merry all night / Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!

Hypernyms (to "wassail" is one way to...):

celebrate; fete (have a celebration)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wassail"):

carouse; riot; roister (engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2wassail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propose a toast to

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

salute; toast; wassail; drink; pledge

Context examples:

Let us toast the birthday girl! / Let's drink to the New Year

Hypernyms (to "wassail" is one way to...):

honor; honour; reward (bestow honor or rewards upon)

"Wassail" entails doing...:

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wassail"):

give (propose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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