What does rant mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rant.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Domingo Garcia:

    It is clear that Ruben had his hands in the air and was trying to comply with the officer, you could hear the officer’s rant and his unprofessional and disrespectful use of profanity.

  2. Jared Walczak:

    A friend dispensed some unsolicited dating advice the other night, telling me that if I'm on a first date, I probably shouldn't lead with a rant about how Russia has a monopoly on nuclear-powered icebreakers.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    North American Free Trade Agreement's true that too often past trade deals have been sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that didn't pan out, the answer is not to rant and rave, or cut ourselves off from the world.

  4. Luanne Haygood:

    If I let my emotions go, I’m going to lose it. I’m going to cry, cuss, rant and rave. Nobody will listen to me. ‘Oh, that’s the crazy lady’ or whatever, i want something done. I want other kids to not have to go through this.

  5. Lindsey Carnett:

    We’ve heard the term misery loves company, people who complain or rant are made for each other. Think of observing couples who have been married for years go on outings wearing the same color sweater with khaki pants. Be prepared to see Kimye evolve as they grow closer. These impulsive Twitter behaviors are just the beginning of what’s yet to come. They are a sociologist’s dream couple.

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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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