riot, public violence(noun)
a public act of violence by an unruly mob
a state of disorder involving group violence
belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot(noun)
a joke that seems extremely funny
orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry(verb)
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
"Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
carouse, roister, riot(verb)
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
"They were out carousing last night"
Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
To create or take part in a riot.
wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult
excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry
the tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object
to engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess
to disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3
to spend or pass in riot
Origin: [OF. rioter; cf. OD. ravotten.]
Riot was an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s, the band has continued a long-running successful career. Riot has toured with AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Vandenberg, Black Sabbath and Rush among others. Riot's sound initially started out as straightforward heavy metal, but since their 1988 release Thundersteel their musical direction has been more along the lines of power metal.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rī′ot, n. uproar: tumult: a disturbance of the peace: excessive feasting: luxury.—v.i. to brawl: to raise an uproar: to run to excess in feasting, behaviour, &c.: to be highly excited: to throw into a tumult: to annoy.—ns. Rī′oter; Rī′oting; Rī′otise (Spens.), riot, extravagance.—adj. Rī′otous, engaging in riot: seditious: tumultuous: luxurious: wanton.—adv. Rī′otously.—ns. Rī′otousness; Rī′otry.—Riot Act, a statute designed to prevent riotous assemblies.—Run riot, to act without restraint or control. [Fr. riotte; ety. dub.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'riot' in Nouns Frequency: #2008
The numerical value of riot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of riot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
We don't want to come off heavy-handed, yet, i don't think anyone is going to cause a riot.
We're not used to seeing so many riot police vans ahead of rugby games but it’s reassuring.
They overcharged him, they tried to get him for inciting a riot. The video did not show any of that.
It could be there because there are all these pathogens, and if you take away the (inflammatory) immune response, the pathogens run riot.
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- عصيان, شغبArabic
- Krawall, Aufruhr, Tumult, RandaleGerman
- mellakka, hulina, mellakoida, rähinä, hulinoidaFinnish
- խռովություն, ապստամբությունArmenian
- cagnara, bordello, tumulto, schiamazzo, gazzarra, parapiglia, subbuglio, bailamme, baccano, trambusto, baraondaItalian
- 動乱, 暴動, 狼藉, 騒乱Japanese
- revolta, algazarra, tumultuar, tumulto, revoltar, turbulênciaPortuguese
- восстание, бунт, разгул, беспорядки, мятежRussian
- kravall, tumult, upprorSwedish
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