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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ranter, ravernoun

    someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner


  1. ranternoun

    One who rants; a noisy, boisterous speaker or declaimer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranternoun

    a noisy talker; a raving declaimer

  2. Ranternoun

    one of a religious sect which sprung up in 1645; -- called also Seekers. See Seeker

  3. Ranternoun

    one of the Primitive Methodists, who seceded from the Wesleyan Methodists on the ground of their deficiency in fervor and zeal; -- so called in contempt


  1. Ranter

    The Ranters were a sect in the time of the English Commonwealth who were regarded as heretical by the established Church of that period. Their central idea was pantheistic, that God is essentially in every creature; this led them to deny the authority of the Church, of scripture, of the current ministry and of services, instead calling on men to hearken to Jesus within them. Many Ranters seem to have rejected a belief in immortality and in a personal God, and in many ways they resemble the Brethren of the Free Spirit in the 14th century. The Ranters revived the Brethren of the Free Spirit's beliefs of amoralism and followed the Brethren's ideals which “stressed the desire to surpass the human condition and become godlike.” Further drawing from the Brethren of the Free Spirit, the Ranter embraced antinomianism and believed that Christians are freed by grace from the necessity of obeying Mosaic Law. Because they believed that God was present in all living creatures, the Ranters' adherence to antinomianism allowed them to reject the very notion of obedience, thus making them a great threat to the stability of the government. Though they were not particularly organized and had no leader, their most infamous member was Laurence Clarkson, or Claxton, who joined the Ranters after encountering them in 1649. Claxton quickly adopted Ranter beliefs "that a believer is free from all traditional restraints, that sin is a product only of the imagination, and that private ownership of property is wrong." Under the influence of the Ranters, Claxton published his 1650 tract called A Single Eye. In the tract, Claxton espoused the dissenting group's ideals. They were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around this time.

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  1. Terran

  2. Ratner

  3. errant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. plush
    • B. transparent
    • C. frantic
    • D. brilliant

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