What does the word bacchus mean?

Usage examples for bacchus

  1. If he ever did he would marry and settle down as a highly respectable member of society, and become an M. P. and the owner of a winner of the Derby; but until then he would sigh away his tired life at the feet of beauty, Bacchus, or chance. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. That the young people of both sexes, often left alone together till late in the night, danced more perhaps than now- a- days; that the gentlemen sometimes sacrificed largely to Bacchus; and that all, after their fashion, enjoyed themselves right well, may easily be understood. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag