Definitions for: Revel


[n] unrestrained merrymaking
[v] take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
[v] be ecstatic with joy
[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!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rev"el, n. (Arch.)
See Reveal. [R.]


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.
--Rambler.

Master of the revels, Revel master. Same as {Lord of
misrule}, under Lord.


Rev"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reveledor 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.


Re*vel", v. t. [L. revellere; re- + vellere to pluck,
pull.]
To draw back; to retract. [Obs.] --Harvey.

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

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