bac·cha·nal (bk-nl, -näl, bk-nl)
1. A participant in the Bacchanalia.
2. The Bacchanalia. Often used in the plural.
3. A drunken or riotous celebration.
4. A reveler.
Of, relating to, or typical of the worship of Bacchus.
[From Latin Bacchnlia, Bacchanalia; see Bacchanalia.]
1. bacchanal - someone who engages in drinking bouts
bacchant, drunken reveler, drunken reveller
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
2. bacchanal - a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
buff, devotee, lover, fan - an ardent follower and admirer
3. bacchanal - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, bacchanalia, saturnalia, orgy, riot
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking
Adj. 1. bacchanal - used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"
bacchanalian, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"