Definition of Revel

1. Noun. Unrestrained merrymaking.




2. Verb. Take delight in. "They will revel the duet"; "He delights in his granddaughter"
Exact synonyms: Delight, Enjoy
Entails: Expend, Use
Specialized synonyms: Have A Ball, Have A Good Time, Wallow, Live It Up
Derivative terms: Delight, Delight, Enjoyer, Enjoyment, Enjoyment

3. Verb. Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities. "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
Exact synonyms: Jollify, Make Happy, Make Merry, Make Whoopie, Racket, Wassail, Whoop It Up
Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Fete
Specialized synonyms: Carouse, Riot, Roister
Derivative terms: Jollification, Merrymaking, Racket, Reveller, Revelry, Wassailer

Definition of Revel

1. n. See Reveal.

2. n. A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.

3. v. i. To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.

4. v. t. To draw back; to retract.

Definition of Revel

1. Noun. An instance of merrymaking; a celebration. ¹

2. Verb. To make merry; to have a gay, lively time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revel

1. to engage in revelry [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS] - See also: revelry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revel

revealeth
revealing
revealingly
revealment
revealments
reveals
revegetate
revegetated
revegetates
revegetating
revegetation
revegetations
revehent
reveille
reveilles
revel (current term)
revel-rout
revel-routs
revelation
revelational
revelationary
revelationist
revelations
revelator
revelators
revelatory
reveled
reveler
revelers
reveling

Literary usage of Revel

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1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1834)
"Let the echoing earth From the depth of its caverns resound to our mirth, 'Tis the blithe hour of revel! the hated moonlight ..."

2. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"[Walking round Old revel] Exquisite! the concentrated essence of supreme ... [To Mrs. revel] do for me, «li.it he never did [Returns Jonathan the Book, ..."

3. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical by Michael Bryan (1886)
"He was educated at Dresden and at Home, and from 1827 to 1830 resided in Russia, where he painted a ' Crucifixion ' for the Olai church at revel. ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"While by their nose the tears will revel, Tarn Samson's El.. Revenge. Till Revenge, wi' laurell'd head Bring our Banish'd hame again ; . ..."

5. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"It was the strangest phase of life one can imagine. It was a beggars' revel. There was nothing doing in the district—no mining—no milling—no pro- ..."

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