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Meaning of REVEL

Pronunciation:  'revul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unrestrained merrymaking
  2. [v]  take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
  3. [v]  be ecstatic with joy
  4. [v]  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!"

REVEL is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: delight, enjoy, jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, rejoice, revelry, triumph, wallow, wassail, whoop it up
 See Also: bacchanal, bacchanalia, be on cloud nine, bender, binge, booze-up, bout, bust, carousal, carouse, carouse, celebrate, conviviality, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, expend, exult, fete, fling, jollification, jump for joy, live it up, merrymaking, orgy, riot, riot, roister, saturnalia, spree, tear, toot, use, walk on air, wallow, whoopee



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rev"el\, n. (Arch.)
    See {Reveal}. [R.]
  2. \Rev"el\, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport.
    See {Revel}, v. i.]
    A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or
    merrymaking; a carousal.
          This day in mirth and revel to dispend. --Chaucer.
          Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels.
    {Master of the revels}, {Revel master}. Same as {Lord of
       misrule}, under {Lord}.
  3. \Rev"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reveled}or {Revelled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Reveling} or {Revelling}.] [OF. reveler to
    revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare. See {Rebel}.]
    1. To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the
       bacchanalian; to make merry. --Shak.
    2. To move playfully; to indulge without restraint. ``Where
       joy most revels.'' --Shak.
  4. \Re*vel"\, v. t. [L. revellere; re- + vellere to pluck,
    To draw back; to retract. [Obs.] --Harvey.