Definition for REV'EL

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.

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