What does rant mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harangue, rant, ranting(noun)

    a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

  2. bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah(verb)

    pompous or pretentious talk or writing

  3. rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, rave(verb)

    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner


  1. rant(Noun)

    A criticism done by ranting.

  2. rant(Noun)

    A wild, incoherent, emotional articulation.

  3. rant(Verb)

    To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.

  4. rant(Verb)

    To criticize by ranting.

  5. Origin: From ranten, randen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rant(verb)

    to rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher

  2. Rant(noun)

    high-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics

  3. Origin: [OD. ranten, randen, to dote, to be enraged.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rant

    rant, v.i. to use extravagant language: to be noisy in words: to be noisily merry.—n. empty declamation: bombast: (Scot.) a frolic.—ns. Rant′er, a noisy talker: a jovial fellow: a boisterous preacher: a byname for the Primitive Methodists: a nickname applied to the members of a sect of the Commonwealth time; Rant′erism.—adv. Rant′ingly, boisterously.—adj. Rant′ipole, wild.—n. a reckless fellow. [Old Dut. ranten, to rave; Low Ger. randen, Ger. ranzen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for rant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تبجحArabic
  • polternGerman
  • despotricarSpanish
  • paasata, pauhata, palopuhe, rähinä, kiihotuspuhe, vuodatus, rähjätä, kiihko, paatosFinnish
  • harangueFrench
  • declamare, strepitare, declamazione, farneticamento, farneticareItalian
  • hakahaka, tupehau, tīhāhāMāori
  • holle frasen, tirade, geraas, bombastDutch
  • deklamacijaSerbo-Croatian
  • கொந்தளிப்பாகTamil
  • 胡言亂語Chinese

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