Definitions for REBELˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. maverick, rebel(verb)

    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

  4. rebel, arise, rise, rise up(verb)

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

  5. rebel, renegade(verb)

    break with established customs


  1. Rebel(Noun)

    a Confederate soldier

  2. Origin: From rebeller, from rebello, from re- + bello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebel(verb)

    pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops

  2. Rebel(noun)

    one who rebels

  3. Rebel(verb)

    to renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion

  4. Rebel(verb)

    to be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt

  5. Origin: [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]


  1. Rebel

    Rebel is a musical group founded by Igors Novikovs.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REBEL' in Nouns Frequency: #1808

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harney County Sheriff David Ward:

    We don't arm up and rebel.

  2. Albert Camus:

    What is a rebel A man who says no.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Solitude is the rebel of the freedom.

  4. Thomas Browne:

    As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.

  5. Lawrence Durrell:

    No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.

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