- (obsolete) The state of being inebriated from drinking ale or beer; (generally) drunkenness.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:drunkenness
- c. 1590, [John Lyly], Mother Bombie. […], London: Imprinted by Thomas Scarlet for Cuthbert Burby, published 1594, OCLC 222361197; 2nd edition, London: Printed by Thomas Creede, for Cuthbert Burby, 1598, OCLC 84756132, Act IV, scene ii:
- The more aſſe he, if he had arreſted a mare inſtead of an horſe, it had been a ſlight ouerſight, but to arreſt a man that hath no likeneſſe of a horſe, is flat lunacie or alecie.