Definitions for riotˈraɪ ət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ri•otˈraɪ ət(n.)

  1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons.

  2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a violent or tumultuous manner.

    Category: Law

  3. violent or wild disorder or confusion.

  4. a profuse or unrestrained outpouring, display, etc., as of emotions or phenomena.

  5. something or someone hilariously funny:

    You were a riot at the party.

  6. unrestrained revelry.

  7. loose, wanton living; profligacy.

  8. (v.i.)to take part in a violent public disorder or disturbance.

  9. to live in a loose or wanton manner; indulge in unrestrained revelry.

  10. (v.t.)to spend (money, time, etc.) in riotous living (usu. fol. by away or out).

Idioms for riot:

  1. run riot, to behave with wild abandon.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of riot:

1175–1225; (n.) debauchery, revel < OF riot(e) debate, quarrel; (v.) ME < OF rihoter, to quarrel

ri′ot•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. riot, public violence(noun)

    a public act of violence by an unruly mob

  2. rioting, riot(noun)

    a state of disorder involving group violence

  3. belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot(noun)

    a joke that seems extremely funny

  4. orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry(verb)

    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  5. riot(verb)

    take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot

    "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"

  6. carouse, roister, riot(verb)

    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

    "They were out carousing last night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. riot(noun)ˈraɪ ət

    an occasion when a crowd becomes violent

    The political rally turned into a riot.; protesters rioting in the streets

Wiktionary

  1. riot(Noun)

    Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.

  2. riot(Noun)

    Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.

  3. riot(Noun)

    The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.

  4. riot(Verb)

    To create or take part in a riot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riot(noun)

    wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult

  2. Riot(noun)

    excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry

  3. Riot(noun)

    the tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object

  4. Riot(verb)

    to engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess

  5. Riot(verb)

    to disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3

  6. Riot(verb)

    to spend or pass in riot

Freebase

  1. Riot

    Riot was an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s, the band has continued a long-running successful career. Riot has toured with AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Vandenberg, Black Sabbath and Rush among others. Riot's sound initially started out as straightforward heavy metal, but since their 1988 release Thundersteel their musical direction has been more along the lines of power metal.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'riot' in Nouns Frequency: #2008


Translations for riot

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

riot(noun)

a noisy disturbance created by a usually large group of people

The protest march developed into a riot.

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