What does rebel mean?

Definitions for rebel
ˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛlrebel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback(noun)

    `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, rebel(noun)

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

  3. maverick, rebel(verb)

    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

  4. rebel, arise, rise, rise up(verb)

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

  5. rebel, renegade(verb)

    break with established customs

Wiktionary

  1. Rebel(Noun)

    a Confederate soldier

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebel(verb)

    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. Rebel(noun)

    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. Rebel(verb)

    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. Rebel(verb)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Erich Fromm:

    The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man's nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become Golems, they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life.

  2. Aleister Crowley:

    The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become "one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions": a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.

  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. Sherrod Brown:

    I think too many members would rebel against that -- but we'll see, i am concerned there is pressure.

  5. Kozo Hasegawa:

    Luckily or unluckily, I was born a rebel, i don't like that in Japanese culture, they expect you to obey... we have a brain to think( for ourselves).

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