Drinking horn
Drinking Drink"ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster]

2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster]

3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster]

Note: Drinking is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, a drinking song, drinking cup, drinking glass, drinking house, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Drinking horn}, a drinking vessel made of a horn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drinking horn — The Roordahuizum drinking horn, made in the mid 16th century by silversmith Albert Jacobs Canter, kept in the Frisian Museum at Leeuwarden[1] A drinking horn is the horn of a bovid used as a drinking vessel. Drinking horns are known from… …   Wikipedia

  • drinking horn — ▪ vessel  ceremonial vessel usually made from the horn of an ox or a buffalo or the tusk of an elephant, with mounts of metal. The earliest drinking horns date from around the early 7th century. The drinking horn was largely replaced by other,… …   Universalium

  • drinking-horn — noun A drinking vessel made from the horn of an animal. He put down his sword and helmet and took the drinking horn that was served to him, and finished it …   Wiktionary

  • drinking-horn — drinkˈing horn noun • • • Main Entry: ↑drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horn — may refer to: * Horn (anatomy), the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material * Horn (surname)In music and sound * Horn (instrument), sometimes called a French horn, a brass musical instrument constructed of… …   Wikipedia

  • Drinking — Drink ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] 3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster] Note: Drinking is used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horn — horn1 [ho:n US ho:rn] n ↑hoof, ↑horn ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(on a car)¦ 3¦(musical instrument)¦ 4 drinking horn/powder horn etc 5 draw/pull in your horns 6 be on the horns of a dilemma ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English;] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Horn (anatomy) — A horn is a pointed projection of the skin on the head of various mammals, consisting of a covering of horn (keratin and other proteins) surrounding a core of living bone. True horns are found only among the ruminant… …   Wikipedia

  • horn — 1 noun 1 OF AN ANIMAL (C) one of the pair of hard pointed parts that grow on the heads of cows, goats, and other animals 2 SUBSTANCE (U) a) the substance that animals horns are made of: a knife with a horn handle b) (C) a part of an animal s head …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • horn — hornish, adj. hornless, adj. hornlessness, n. hornlike, adj. /hawrn/, n. 1. one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep,… …   Universalium

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