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  • Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
  • Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
  • A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. "Tipsy bacchanals." Shakeskpeare.
  • plural The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
  • Drunken revelry; an orgy.
  • A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Bac"cha*nal (băk"k&adot;*nal), a. [L. Bacchanalis. See Bacchanalia.] 1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

Bac"cha*nal (&?;), n. 1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. "Tipsy bacchanals." Shak.

2. pl. The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.

4. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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