- an intoxicating beverage, as wine, especially when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.
- an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
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Origin of libation
OTHER WORDS FROM libationli·ba·tion·al, li·ba·tion·ar·y, adjective
Words nearby libation
Example sentences from the Web for libation
If liquor and dessert are equally essential to you enjoying the holiday, at least choose your libation wisely.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Boobie Trap in Bushwick is another example lighthearted, libation-fueled fun with breasts.
A libation that would not weigh our hero down, but could take flight right alongside the Green Lantern himself.
Los Angeles-based mixologist Jason Robey crafts an out-of-this-world libation to enjoy with this weekend's sci-flick 'Super 8'.
MAPLE LEAF COCKTAIL This springtime libation is a delicious variation on the classic Whiskey Sour.Sap Suckers Unite: Recipes for Maple Cookies, Flapjacks, and Cocktails|David Lincoln Ross|May 3, 2011|DAILY BEAST
No one wears a garland when sacrificing, or burning incense, or pouring out a libation.
One of these was in the form of a man pouring from a cup a libation to the gods.Captains of Industry|James Parton
May the swift-moving universal Gods, the shedders of rain, come to the libation, as the solar rays come 'diligently' to the days!The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
After a stiff libation of brandy and soda we stole softly downstairs and found ourselves in front of the house.
Electra says when she pours a libation: "This drink has penetrated the earth; my father has received it" (Choephorœ, 162).A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
British Dictionary definitions for libation
- the pouring out of wine, etc, in honour of a deity
- the liquid so poured out