Definition of Roister

1. Verb. Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking. "They were out carousing last night"




Definition of Roister

1. v. i. To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.

2. n. See Roisterer.

Definition of Roister

1. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in noisy, drunken, or riotous behavior. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To walk with a swaying motion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roister

1. to revel [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: revel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roister

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roister (current term)
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Literary usage of Roister

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1. The Minor Elizabethan Drama by Ashley Horace Thorndike (1913)
"80 R. roister. I must needs speak with thee a word or twain. M. Mery. ... R. roister. I die except thou help, I pray thee be content. Do thy part well now, ..."

2. The Oxford Treasury of English Literature by Grace Eleanor Hadow (1907)
"... absorbed by Queen Mary into the monastery of Westminster. A month later he died, and was buried in St. Margaret's. The date of his comedy Ralph roister ..."

3. The Oxford Treasury of English Literature by Grace Eleanor Hadow (1907)
"The Epilogue, which is like a set of variations on the National Anthem, is said to have been added by a later hand in the reign of Elizabeth. RALPH roister ..."

4. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"[NICHOLAS UDALL was an English scholar, born about 1505, died 1556. He was head-master of Eton in 1534, and of Westminster School 1555-56. " Ralph roister ..."

5. Specimens of English Literature from the 'Ploughmans Crede' to the by Walter William Skeat (1880)
"He died in December 1556, and was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster. The proof that the comedy of Ralph roister ... Our extract tells how Ralph roister ..."

6. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1871)
"Upon the discovery of the printed copy of Ralph roister ... Oxonienses the quotation from the play given by Wil- iOn, know that it was from Ralph roister ..."

7. Specimens of English Literature, from the 'Ploughmans Crede' to the by Walter William Skeat (1871)
"He died in December 1556, and was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster. The proof that the comedy of ' Ralph roister ..."

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