What does Rebel mean?

Definitions for Rebel
ˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛlRebel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greybacknoun

    `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

  2. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebelnoun

    a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

  3. maverick, rebelverb

    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

  4. rebel, arise, rise, rise upverb

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

  5. rebel, renegadeverb

    break with established customs

Wiktionary

  1. Rebelnoun

    a Confederate soldier

    Etymology: From rebeller, from rebello, from re- + bello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebelverb

    pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops

    Etymology: [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]

  2. Rebelnoun

    one who rebels

    Etymology: [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]

  3. Rebelverb

    to renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion

    Etymology: [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]

  4. Rebelverb

    to be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt

    Etymology: [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]

Freebase

  1. Rebel

    Rebel is a musical group founded by Igors Novikovs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebel

    reb′el, n. one who rebels.—adj. rebellious.—v.i. (re-bel′) to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance, or to take up arms and openly oppose them: to oppose any lawful authority:—pr.p. rebel′ling; pa.t. and pa.p. rebelled′.n. Rebel′ler, one who rebels: a rebel.—adj. Reb′el-like (Shak.), like a rebel.—n. Rebell′ion, act of rebelling: open opposition to lawful authority: revolt: the Great Rebellion in England from 1642 to 1660: the American civil war of 1861-65.—adj. Rebell′ious, engaged in rebellion: characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: (of things) refractory.—adv. Rebell′iously, in a rebellious manner: in opposition to lawful authority.—n. Rebell′iousness.—adj. Reb′elly, rebellious. [Fr. rebelle—L. rebellis, insurgent—re-, again, bellum, war.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rebel

    One who rebels; one who revolts from the government to which he owes allegiance, either by openly renouncing the authority of that government, or by taking arms and openly opposing it; one who defies and seeks to overthrow the authority to which he is rightfully subject; a revolter; an insurgent.

  2. rebel

    Acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.

  3. rebel

    To revolt; to take up arms traitorously against the state or government; to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rebel' in Nouns Frequency: #1808

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rebel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rebel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rebel in a Sentence

  1. KIZZA RONALD:

    Anyone who invests alot in military equipment is either a rebel, terrorist or dictator

  2. Nasr Hariri:

    We want more pressure on the regime to engage in the negotiation and continue in the negotiation to reach a political solution in six months, as (U.N. Security Council Resolution) 2254 says, just speaking about a political transition without any advancement, we will lose our trust in the process and our people will lose their trust in us and in the process itself. Hariri said Syria and its ally Iran wanted the fighting to continue until they could declare a military victory, and they were not abiding by agreements to de-escalate the fighting in areas such as Eastern Ghouta, a besieged rebel-held enclave.

  3. Madonna:

    I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.

  4. Eartha Kitt:

    You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. They rebel in the street. They will take pot... and they will get high. They don't want to go to school because they're going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam, because there is a war on and I pray that there will be a just and honest peace -- that still doesn't give us a free ticket not to try to work for better things such as against crime in the streets, for better education and better health for our people.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    You should not allow yourself to be compared to the mob, or the people who are ready to rebel against a regime which they believe does not serve their interests any longer. Great ideas come only when we are deeply thinking alone and thus, making it much easier to put these thoughts into action.

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