Definitions for riotˈraɪ ət
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons.
Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a violent or tumultuous manner.
violent or wild disorder or confusion.
a profuse or unrestrained outpouring, display, etc., as of emotions or phenomena.
something or someone hilariously funny:
You were a riot at the party.
loose, wanton living; profligacy.
(v.i.)to take part in a violent public disorder or disturbance.
to live in a loose or wanton manner; indulge in unrestrained revelry.
(v.t.)to spend (money, time, etc.) in riotous living (usu. fol. by away or out).
Idioms for riot:
run riot, to behave with wild abandon.
Origin of riot:
1175–1225; (n.) debauchery, revel < OF riot(e) debate, quarrel; (v.) ME < OF rihoter, to quarrel
riot, public violence(noun)
a public act of violence by an unruly mob
a state of disorder involving group violence
belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot(noun)
a joke that seems extremely funny
orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry(verb)
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
"Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
carouse, roister, riot(verb)
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
"They were out carousing last night"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an occasion when a crowd becomes violent
The political rally turned into a riot.; protesters rioting in the streets
Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
To create or take part in a riot.
wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult
excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry
the tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object
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
to disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3
to spend or pass in riot
Translations for riot
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a noisy disturbance created by a usually large group of people
The protest march developed into a riot.
- شَغَب، صَخَبArabic
- rixa / tumultoPortuguese (BR)
- pouliční bouřeCzech
- der AufruhrGerman
- ταραχή, αναστάτωσηGreek
- disturbio, motínSpanish
- mäss, rahutusEstonian
- آشوب؛ بلواFarsi
- gaLAma, strkaCroatian
- riaušės, šėlsmasLithuanian
- dumpis; nemieri; jukasLatvian
- opptøyer, oppstandelseNorwegian
- آشوب؛ بلواPersian
- اله ګوله ،چورچپاو، بلواPashto
- răzmeriţă; răscoalăRomanian
- upplopp, kravallerSwedish
- 暴動Chinese (Trad.)
- cuộc bạo loạnVietnamese
- 暴动，闹事骚扰Chinese (Simp.)
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