Definitions for REBELˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
reb•elˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛl(n., adj.; v.; n.; adj.)-belled, -bel•ling.
(n.)a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against a government or ruler.
a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition.
(usu. cap.) a Confederate soldier: used chiefly by Northerners.
Category: American History
of or pertaining to rebels.
(v.i.)to act as a rebel.
to show or feel utter repugnance.
Origin of rebel:
1250–1300; < OF rebelle < L rebellis renewing a war =re-re - +-bellis, adj. der. of bellum war
Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback(noun)
`Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel(noun)
a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
rebel, arise, rise, rise up(verb)
take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
break with established customs
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
rebel(noun)ˈrɛb əl; v. rɪˈbɛl
sb who fights against their government
rebels hiding in the mountains
rebelˈrɛb əl; v. rɪˈbɛl
sb who opposes authority
As a young man, he saw himself as a rebel.
rebel(verb)ˈrɛb əl; v. rɪˈbɛl
to show your dislike of rules or authority by not obeying
teenagers who rebel against their parents
rebelˈrɛb əl; v. rɪˈbɛl
to fight against your government
a radical group that rebelled against the ruling party
a Confederate soldier
Origin: From rebeller, from rebello, from re- + bello.
pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops
one who rebels
to renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion
to be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt
Rebel is a musical group founded by Igors Novikovs.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'REBEL' among Nouns Frequency: #1808
Translations for REBEL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who opposes or fights against people in authority, eg a government
The rebels killed many soldiers; (also adjective) rebel troops.
- ثائِر، مُتَمَرِّدArabic
- rebeldePortuguese (BR)
- der/die Rebell(in), Rebellen-...German
- oprører; rebelDanish
- επαναστάτης, αντάρτηςGreek
- maištininkas, sukilėlisLithuanian
- dumpinieks; nemiernieks; nemiernieku-Latvian
- opprører, rebellNorwegian
- powstaniec, buntownikPolish
- باغى كيدل، سركشى كول، ياغى، سركش، فرمان نه منونكىPashto
- povstalec; povstaleckýSlovak
- asi, isyancıTurkish
- 造反者，反抗者Chinese (Trad.)
- kẻ nổi loạnVietnamese
- 造反者Chinese (Simp.)
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