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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
alcohol (noun)
a) ethanol especially when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors
b) drink (as whiskey or beer) containing ethanol
c) a mixture of ethanol and water that is usually 95 percent ethanol
any of a class of organic compounds that are analogous to ethanol and that are hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
alcohol (noun)
a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk
aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch, inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice, liquor, lush, moonshine, potable, rum, sauce, spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tipple
aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy []; mead, sake ( saki), wine; barley-bree ( barley-broo) [], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey ( whisky); Dutch courage