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. Lina Khatib:

    This attack in Damascus will show other rebel groups it is capable of delivering results.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Society has an inherent right to constantly question justice and to compel adherence to founding institutions; when justice conflicts with traditional institutional values, the populace must rebel.

  3. Marion Howard:

    Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.

  4. Abdul Halim al-Attar:

    I wasn't a rebel. I wasn't some fighter in a car, i was just a pen seller and the whole world saw me.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Solitude is the rebel of the freedom.

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