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RIOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does riot mean? 

RIOT (noun)
  The noun RIOT has 4 senses:

1. a public act of violence by an unruly mob
2. a state of disorder involving group violence
3. a joke that seems extremely funny
4. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  Familiarity information: RIOT used as a noun is uncommon.


RIOT (verb)
  The verb RIOT has 2 senses:

1. take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
2. engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

  Familiarity information: RIOT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIOT (noun)


Sense 1riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public act of violence by an unruly mob

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

public violence; riot

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

force; violence (an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists))

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

race riot (a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community)


Sense 2riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of disorder involving group violence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

rioting; riot

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

disorder (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)


Sense 3riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A joke that seems extremely funny

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

wow; thigh-slapper; sidesplitter; howler; belly laugh; scream; riot

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

gag; jape; jest; joke; laugh (a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter)


Sense 4riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

debauch; debauchery; drunken revelry; bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; orgy; riot

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

revel; revelry (unrestrained merrymaking)


RIOT (verb)


Sense 1riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Students were rioting everywhere in 1968

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

rampage (act violently, recklessly, or destructively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2riot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

carouse; roister; riot

Context example:

They were out carousing last night

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

jollify; make happy; make merry; make whoopie; racket; revel; wassail; whoop it up (celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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