What does revel mean?

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ˈrɛv əlrev·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revel, revelry(verb)

    unrestrained merrymaking

  2. delight, enjoy, revel(verb)

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"

  3. revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail(verb)

    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

    "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"


  1. revel(Noun)

    An instance of merrymaking; a celebration.

  2. revel(Verb)

    To make merry; to have a gay, lively time.

  3. Origin: From revelen, from revel, from reveler, from rebello

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revel(noun)

    see Reveal

  2. Revel(verb)

    a feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal

  3. Revel(verb)

    to feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry

  4. Revel(verb)

    to move playfully; to indulge without restraint

  5. Revel(verb)

    to draw back; to retract

  6. Origin: [OF. reveler to revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare. See Rebel.]


  1. Revel

    Revel is the first official release by the Richmond, Virginia, based Pat McGee Band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revel

    rev′el, v.i. to feast in a riotous or noisy manner: to carouse.—v.i. to draw back:—pr.p. rev′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. rev′elled.n. a riotous feast: carousal: a kind of dance: a wake.—ns. Rev′el-coil, Rev′el-dash (obs.), a wild revel; Rev′eller, one who takes part in carousals: a low liver; Rev′el-mas′ter, the director of Christmas revels: the lord of misrule; Rev′elment; Rev′el-rout, lawless revelry; Rev′elry, riotous or noisy festivity. [O. Fr. reveler—L. rebellāre, to rebel.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Revel

    or Reval (52), capital of the government of Esthonia, in Russia, is a flourishing seaport on the S. side of the Gulf of Finland, 232 m. W. of St. Petersburg; has a castle, fortifications, cathedral, mediæval antiquities, &c.; chiefly engaged in commerce; exports largely oats and other cereals, spirits, flax, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. revel

    A Russian province, said to have been conquered by the Teutonic knights in the 12th century; after various changes it was ceded to Sweden by the treaty of Oliva in 1660, and finally to Russia by the peace of Nystadt in 1721, having been conquered by Peter in 1710.

  2. revel

    A strongly fortified seaport town of Russia, government of Esthonia, on a small bay on the south side of the Gulf of Finland, 200 miles west-southwest from St. Petersburg. It was long held by the Teutonic Knights; was made over to Sweden in 1562; bombarded by the Danish and Lübeck fleets in 1569; besieged by Peter the Great, and annexed to the Russian empire in 1710. In 1713 a naval harbor, in addition to the commercial harbor, was founded.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of revel in a Sentence

  1. Cometan:

    The way of philosophy is to disagree, justify, and to revel in such diversity.

  2. Stuart Moskovitz:

    No game ends in the first quarter, obviously we will be appealing. There's a lot still going on, including settlement talks with Revel.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Learn to revel in the unalloyed loveliness of receiving attention—to do this, you may have to leave your computer keyboard and invite it.

  4. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quotes came from Eragon.:

    I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is grief, and die if my time comes… but I won't let anyone use me against my will.

  5. Tarana Burke:

    This is not a moment to revel in how the mighty have fallen but instead in how the silenced have spoken up, stood together and survived, weinstein's arrest, for the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein and others like them around the world, I'm sure feels like a moment of catharsis and it should serve as a cautionary tale for others like [ Morgan ] Freeman and every day people who toe the line between unacceptable and criminal behavior.

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