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Definition of "carouse" [ca•rouse]

  • To engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking. (verb-intransitive)
  • To drink excessively. (verb-intransitive)
  • Carousal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carouse" in a sentence
  • "Puzzled and alarmed, shaking his head ruefully as he recalled the carouse of the silent, he hobbled down the mountain as fast as he might for the grip of the rheumatism on his knees and elbows, and entered his native village."
  • "The carouse was a tremendous one, as usually was the case where Hollock was the Amphitryon, and, as the potations grew deeper, an intention became evident on the part of some of the company to behave unhandsomely to Norris."
  • "LEE: Well, you know, someone pointed out to me -- it ` s sort of like -- why not like -- if you want to kind of carouse around, why not just be like George Clooney and stay single?"