Definitions for: Carouse


[n] revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
[v] engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out carousing last night"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ca*rouse" (k[.a]*rouz"), n. [F. carrousse, earlier
carous, fr. G. garaus finishing stroke, the entire emptying
of the cup in drinking a health; gar entirely + aus out. See
Yare, and Out.]
1. A large draught of liquor. [Obs.] ``A full carouse of
sack.'' --Sir J. Davies.

Drink carouses to the next day's fate. --Shak.

2. A drinking match; a carousal.

The early feast and late carouse. --Pope.


Ca*rouse", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caroused; p. pr. &
vb. n. Carousing.]
To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a
carousal; to engage in drunken revels.

He had been aboard, carousing to his mates. --Shak.


Ca*rouse" v. t.
To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially. [Archaic]

Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape.
--Denham.

Egypt's wanton queen, Carousing gems, herself dissolved
in love. --Young.

Synonyms: bender, booze-up, carousal, riot, roister, toot

See Also: jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, revel, revelry, wassail, whoop it up

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