What does rebel mean?

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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

  2. Origin: From rebeller, from rebello, from re- + bello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebel(verb)

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

  2. Rebel(noun)

    one who rebels

  3. Rebel(verb)

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

  4. Rebel(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [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

How to pronounce rebel?

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How to say rebel in sign language?

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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. Harney County Sheriff David Ward:

    We don't arm up and rebel.

  2. Albert Camus:

    What is a rebel A man who says no.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Solitude is the rebel of the freedom.

  4. Thomas Browne:

    As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.

  5. Suranand Vejjajiva:

    The public might rebel if they think she is being treated unfairly.

Images & Illustrations of rebel

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