Pronunciation: (wos'ul, -āl, was'-, wo-sāl'),[key] —n. 1. a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person.
2. a festivity or revel with drinking of healths.
3. liquor for drinking and wishing health to others on festive occasions, esp. spiced ale, as on Christmas Eve and Twelfth-night.
4. Archaic.a song sung in wassailing.
—v.i. to revel with drinking.
—v.t. to drink to the health or success of; toast.