Definition of libation
1a : an act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice (as to a deity) They offered a libation at the temple.b : a liquid (such as wine) used in a libation
2a : an act or instance of drinking often ceremoniously a libation to celebrate their anniversaryb : beverage; especially : a drink containing alcohol His favorite libation is scotch on the rocks.
libationaryplay \lī-ˈbā-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective
Examples of libation in a Sentence
They offered libations at the temple.
We met for a libation after work.
Recent Examples of libation from the Web
Libations such as beer and wine will be added soon.
Wings cry out for libation, and fresh-fruit daiquiris can slake a thirst enhanced by jerk sauce.
Guzzling libations during the fight is very much encouraged.
A full cash bar and $7 libations will be available.
As noted, steaks top the menu here, from a 6-ounce petite filet mignon to a 28-ounce porterhouse, while the lively bar offers creative libations.
And libations must be up to par in this market with our phenomenal beer scene and knowledgeable wine folks.
Tuesday, June 27, 5-7 p.m. Kentucky Center, front steps, 501 W. Main St. Libations and food trucks.
Serving up the libations was bar director for Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad, Leo Robitschek.
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Origin and Etymology of libation
Middle English libacioun, from Latin libation-, libatio, from libare to pour as an offering; akin to Greek leibein to pour
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of libation for English Language Learners
: a liquid that is poured out to honor a god
: an alcoholic drink
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