Definitions for rabbleˈræb əl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rabble

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mob, rabble, rout(noun)

    a disorderly crowd of people

  2. rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail(noun)

    disparaging terms for the common people

Wiktionary

  1. rabble(Noun)

    A mob; collectively, commoners; a disorderly group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rabble(noun)

    an iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling

  2. Rabble(verb)

    to stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron

  3. Rabble(verb)

    to speak in a confused manner

  4. Rabble(verb)

    a tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng

  5. Rabble(verb)

    a confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter

  6. Rabble(adj)

    of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar

  7. Rabble(verb)

    to insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate

  8. Rabble(verb)

    to utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence

  9. Rabble(verb)

    to rumple; to crumple

  10. Origin: [Probably named from the noise made by it (see Rabble, v. i.) cf. D. rapalje rabble, OF. & Prov. F. rapaille.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rabble

    rab′l, n. a disorderly, noisy crowd: a mob: the lowest class of people.—adj. disorderly.—v.i. to utter nonsense.—v.t. (Scot.) to mob.—ns. Rabb′lement, a tumultuous crowd of low people; Rabb′ling (Scot.), the act of assaulting in a disorderly manner, mobbing. [Allied to Old Dut. rabbelen, to gabble, Prov. Ger. rabbeln.]

  2. Rabble

    rab′l, n. an iron bar used in puddling.—v.t. to stir with a rabble.—n. Rabb′ler. [O. Fr. roable (Fr. râble)—L. rutabulum, a poker.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rabble in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rabble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epicurus:

    I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

  2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.

  3. Sir Thomas Browne:

    There is a rabble among the gentry as well as the commonalty; a sort of plebeian heads whose fancy moves with the same wheel as these men?in the same level with mechanics, though their fortunes do sometimes gild their infirmities and their purses compound for their follies.

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