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Meaning of RIOT

Pronunciation:  'rIut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  2. [n]  a public act of violence by an unruly mob
  3. [n]  a joke that seems extremely funny
  4. [n]  a state of disorder involving group violence
  5. [v]  engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out carousing last night"
  6. [v]  take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"

RIOT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalia, belly laugh, carouse, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, howler, orgy, public violence, rioting, roister, saturnalia, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow
 See Also: disorder, force, gag, jape, jest, joke, jollify, laugh, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, race riot, racket, rampage, revel, revel, revelry, violence, wassail, wheeze, whoop it up, yak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ri"ot\, n. [OF. riote, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. revot,
    1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
             His headstrong riot hath no curb.     --Shak.
    2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose
       festivity; revelry.
             Venus loveth riot and dispense.       --Chaucer.
             The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. --Pope.
    3. (Law) The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an
       unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the
       execution of some private object.
    {To run riot}, to act wantonly or without restraint.
  2. \Ri"ot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rioted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rioting}.] [OF. rioter; cf. OD. ravotten.]
    1. 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.
             Now he exact of all, wastes in delight, Riots in
             pleasure, and neglects the law.       --Daniel.
             No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows.
    2. (Law) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or
       sedition. See {Riot}, n., 3. --Johnson.
  3. \Ri"ot\, v. t.
    To spend or pass in riot.
          [He] had rioted his life out.            --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or participating in a riot in your dream, represents a loss of your individuality. You are involved in a situation that is destructive to your being. It is time to stand up for yourself.