Revel
Revel 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. [1913 Webster]

This day in mirth and revel to dispend. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

{Master of the revels}, {Revel master}. Same as {Lord of misrule}, under {Lord}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Revel — may refer to: Places * communes in France: ** Revel, Haute Garonne ** Revel, Isère ** Revel Tourdan, in the Isère département * in Estonia: **Revel, Russian form of the German name for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Officially used 1880 1917… …   Wikipedia

  • Revel — steht für folgende französische Gebietskörperschaften: Revel (Haute Garonne), eine Stadt im Département Haute Garonne Kanton Revel, ein Kanton im Département Haute Garonne Revel (Isère), eine Gemeinde im Département Isère Revel Tourdan, eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • revel — [rev′əl] vi. reveled or revelled, reveling or revelling [ME revelen < MFr reveler, to revel, lit., to rebel < L rebellare: see REBEL] 1. to make merry; be noisily festive 2. to take much pleasure; delight (in) [to revel in one s freedom] n …   English World dictionary

  • Revel — C est dans l Aveyron que le nom est le plus répandu, mais on le trouve dans d autres régions. Quelle que soit son origine géographique, il désigne presque toujours celui qui est originaire d une localité appelée Revel (Haute Garonne, Isère… …   Noms de famille

  • revel — (n.) c.1300, riotous merry making, from O.Fr. revel, from reveler be disorderly, make merry, from L. rebellare to rebel (see REBEL (Cf. rebel)). The verb meaning to feast in a noisy manner is first recorded early 14c. The meaning take great… …   Etymology dictionary

  • revel — [n] celebration, merrymaking bacchanal, carousal, carouse, debauch, festivity, frolic, gaiety, gala, high jinks*, jollification, jollity, merriment, party, reveling, revelment, saturnalia, skylarking*, spree, wassail, whoopee*; concepts 292,377… …   New thesaurus

  • revel — ► VERB (revelled, revelling; US reveled, reveling) 1) engage in lively and noisy festivities. 2) (revel in) gain great pleasure from. ► NOUN (revels) ▪ li …   English terms dictionary

  • Revel — Rev el, n. (Arch.) See {Reveal}. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revel — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revel — Re*vel , v. t. [L. revellere; re + vellere to pluck, pull.] To draw back; to retract. [Obs.] Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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