What does the word bacchanal mean?

Usage examples for bacchanal

  1. This bacchanal is 4 feet 8 inches high, and 3 feet 1 inch wide. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  2. What had been a joyous bacchanal had degenerated into a horrid saturnalia. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams