/kom'peuh tay"sheuhn/, n.
an act or instance of drinking or tippling together.
[1585-95; < L compotation- (s. of compotatio, trans. of Gk sympósion SYMPOSIUM). See COM-, POTATION]

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  • Compotation — Com po*ta tion, n. [L. compotatio; com + potare to drink.] The act of drinking or tippling together. [R.] [1913 Webster] The fashion of compotation. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compotation — ⇒COMPOTATION, subst. fém. Vx. Action de boire ensemble. Camarades de compotation (GOBINEAU, Nouvelles asiatiques, La Guerre des Turcomans, 1876, p. 200). Prononc. Seule transcr. ds BESCH. 1845 et LITTRÉ : kon po ta sion. Étymol. et Hist. 1690… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • compotation — ˌkämpōˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin compotation , compotatio (translation of Greek symposion drinking party), from com + potatio potation : a drinking or tippling together : carouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • compotation — (kon po ta sion) s. f. Terme vieilli et familier. Régal entre plusieurs personnes. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. compotateur …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • compotation — n. 1. Pot companionship, tippling in company, drinking together. 2. Revelling, revelry, conviviality, carousing, wassailing, frolicking, jollification. 3. Revel, debauch, bacchanals, saturnalia, wassail, orgies, carouse, carousal, drinking bout,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • compotation — com·po·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • compotation — /kɒmpəˈteɪʃən/ (say kompuh tayshuhn) noun a drinking or tippling together. {Latin compōtātio drinking together} –compotator /ˈkɒmpəteɪtə/ (say kompuhtaytuh), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • compotation —   n. drinking party.    ♦ compotator, n.    ♦ compotatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • com|po|ta|to|ry — «kuhm POH tuh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. 1. having to do with compotation. 2. addicted to compotation …   Useful english dictionary

  • compotator — compotatory /keuhm poh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /kom peuh tay teuhr/, n. a person who drinks or tipples with another. [1725 35; < LL; see COMPOTATION, TOR] * * * …   Universalium

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