Definitions for revelˈrɛv əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rev•elˈrɛv əl(v.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, -el•ling

  1. (v.i.)to take great pleasure or delight (usu. fol. by in):

    to revel in luxury.

  2. to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.

  3. (n.)boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.

  4. Often, revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity.

Origin of revel:

1275–1325; (v.) ME < OF reveler to raise tumult, make merry < L rebellāre to rebel ; (n.) ME < OF, der. of reveler

rev′el•ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revel, revelry(verb)

    unrestrained merrymaking

  2. delight, enjoy, revel(verb)

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"

  3. revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail(verb)

    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

    "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

Wiktionary

  1. revel(Noun)

    An instance of merrymaking; a celebration.

  2. revel(Verb)

    To make merry; to have a gay, lively time.

  3. Origin: From revelen, from revel, from reveler, from rebello

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revel(noun)

    see Reveal

  2. Revel(verb)

    a feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal

  3. Revel(verb)

    to feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry

  4. Revel(verb)

    to move playfully; to indulge without restraint

  5. Revel(verb)

    to draw back; to retract

Freebase

  1. Revel

    Revel is the first official release by the Richmond, Virginia, based Pat McGee Band.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Revel

    or Reval (52), capital of the government of Esthonia, in Russia, is a flourishing seaport on the S. side of the Gulf of Finland, 232 m. W. of St. Petersburg; has a castle, fortifications, cathedral, mediæval antiquities, &c.; chiefly engaged in commerce; exports largely oats and other cereals, spirits, flax, &c.


Translations for revel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

revel(noun)

(usually in plural) noisy, lively enjoyment

midnight revels.

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