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REVEL (revelled, revelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revel mean? 

REVEL (noun)
  The noun REVEL has 1 sense:

1. unrestrained merrymaking

  Familiarity information: REVEL used as a noun is very rare.


REVEL (verb)
  The verb REVEL has 2 senses:

1. take delight in
2. celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

  Familiarity information: REVEL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVEL (noun)


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Meaning:

Unrestrained merrymaking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

revel; revelry

Hypernyms ("revel" is a kind of...):

conviviality; jollification; merrymaking (a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "revel"):

binge; bout; bust; tear (an occasion for excessive eating or drinking)

bender; booze-up; carousal; carouse; toot (revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party)

bacchanal; bacchanalia; debauch; debauchery; drunken revelry; orgy; riot; saturnalia (a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity)

whoopee (noisy and boisterous revelry)


REVEL (verb)


Sense 1revel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take delight in

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

revel; delight; enjoy

Context example:

he delights in his granddaughter

"Revel" entails doing...:

expend; use (use up, consume fully)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revel"):

have a ball; have a good time (enjoy oneself greatly)

wallow (delight greatly in)

live it up (enjoy oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2revel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

wassail; racket; make whoopie; make merry; make happy; jollify; whoop it up; revel

Context examples:

The members of the wedding party made merry all night / Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!

Hypernyms (to "revel" is one way to...):

celebrate; fete (have a celebration)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revel"):

carouse; riot; roister (engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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