(bk"k*nl), 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.
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2. pl. The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
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3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.
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4. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.
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(bk`k*n"l*), n. pl. [L. Bacchanal a place devoted to Bacchus; in the pl. Bacchanalia a feast of Bacchus, fr. Bacchus the god of wine, Gr. Ba`kchos.]
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1. (Myth.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
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2. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.
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