Definitions for: Bacchanalia


[n] a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
[n] an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)



Webster (1913) Definition: Bac`cha*na"li*a, n. pl. [L. Bacchanal a place
devoted to Bacchus; in the pl. Bacchanalia a feast of
Bacchus, fr. Bacchus the god of wine, Gr. ?]
1. (Myth.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.

2. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken reveler.

Synonyms: bacchanal, debauch, debauchery, Dionysia, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia

See Also: festival, fete, revel, revelry

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