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REV'EL, v.i. [L. rabo, rabio, to rage, whence rabies, rabid.]

1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian.

Antony, that revels long o'nights.

2. To move playfully or without regularity.

REV'EL, n. A feast with loose and noisy jollity.

Some men ruin the fabric of their bodies by incessant revels.



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REV'EL, v.i. [L. rabo, rabio, to rage, whence rabies, rabid.]

1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian.

Antony, that revels long o'nights.

2. To move playfully or without regularity.

REV'EL, n. A feast with loose and noisy jollity.

Some men ruin the fabric of their bodies by incessant revels.

REV'EL, n.

A feast with loose and noisy jollity. – Shak. Some men ruin the fabric of their bodies by incessant revels. – Rambler.


REV'EL, v.i. [D. revelen, to rave, from the root of L. rabo, rabio, to rage, whence rabies, rabid; Dan. raaben, to bawl, to clamor; Sw. ropa; allied to rove, rapio; Ir. rioboid, a spendthrift; rioboidim, to riot or revel.]

  1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian. Antony, that revels long o' nights. – Shak.
  2. To move playfully or without regularity.

RE-VEL', v.t. [L. revello; re and vello, to pull.]

To draw back; to retract; to make a revulsion. – Harvey. Friend.


Rev"el
  1. See Reveal.

    [R.]
  2. 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.

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

    Shak.
  4. To draw back; to retract.

    [Obs.] Harvey.
  5. To move playfully; to indulge without restraint.

    "Where joy most revels." Shak.
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Revel

REV'EL, verb intransitive [Latin rabo, rabio, to rage, whence rabies, rabid.]

1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian.

Antony, that revels long o'nights.

2. To move playfully or without regularity.

REV'EL, noun A feast with loose and noisy jollity.

Some men ruin the fabric of their bodies by incessant revels.

REVEL', verb transitive [Latin revello; re and vello, to pull.]

To draw back; to retract; to make a revulsion.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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prodigality

PRODIGAL'ITY, n.

1. Extravagance in the expenditure of what one possesses, particularly of money; profusion; waste; excessive liberality. It is opposed to frugality, economy, and parsimony.

By the Roman law a man of notorious prodigality was treated as non compos.

The most severe censor cannot but be pleased with the prodigality of his wit.

2. Profuse liberality.

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