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rev·el

 (rĕv′əl)
intr.v. rev·eled, rev·el·ing, rev·els also rev·elled or rev·el·ling
1. To take great pleasure or delight: She reveled in her unaccustomed leisure.
2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
n. often revels
A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.

[Middle English revelen, to carouse, from Old French reveler, to rebel, carouse, from Latin rebellāre, to rebel; see rebel.]

rev′el·er, rev′el·ler n.

revel

(ˈrɛvəl)
vb (intr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. (foll by in) to take pleasure or wallow: to revel in success.
2. to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
n
3. (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
4. a less common word for revelry
[C14: from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt, rebel]
ˈreveller, ˈreveler n
ˈrevelment n

rev•el

(ˈrɛv əl)

v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, v.i.
1. to take great pleasure or delight (usu. fol. by in): to revel in luxury.
2. to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.
n.
3. boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
4. Often, revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity.
[1275–1325; (v.) Middle English < Old French reveler to raise tumult, make merry < Latin rebellāre to rebel; (n.) Middle English < Old French, derivative of reveler]
rev′el•er; esp. Brit., rev′el•ler, n.
rev′el•ment, n.

revel


Past participle: revelled
Gerund: revelling

Imperative
revel
revel
Present
I revel
you revel
he/she/it revels
we revel
you revel
they revel
Preterite
I revelled
you revelled
he/she/it revelled
we revelled
you revelled
they revelled
Present Continuous
I am revelling
you are revelling
he/she/it is revelling
we are revelling
you are revelling
they are revelling
Present Perfect
I have revelled
you have revelled
he/she/it has revelled
we have revelled
you have revelled
they have revelled
Past Continuous
I was revelling
you were revelling
he/she/it was revelling
we were revelling
you were revelling
they were revelling
Past Perfect
I had revelled
you had revelled
he/she/it had revelled
we had revelled
you had revelled
they had revelled
Future
I will revel
you will revel
he/she/it will revel
we will revel
you will revel
they will revel
Future Perfect
I will have revelled
you will have revelled
he/she/it will have revelled
we will have revelled
you will have revelled
they will have revelled
Future Continuous
I will be revelling
you will be revelling
he/she/it will be revelling
we will be revelling
you will be revelling
they will be revelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been revelling
you have been revelling
he/she/it has been revelling
we have been revelling
you have been revelling
they have been revelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been revelling
you will have been revelling
he/she/it will have been revelling
we will have been revelling
you will have been revelling
they will have been revelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been revelling
you had been revelling
he/she/it had been revelling
we had been revelling
you had been revelling
they had been revelling
Conditional
I would revel
you would revel
he/she/it would revel
we would revel
you would revel
they would revel
Past Conditional
I would have revelled
you would have revelled
he/she/it would have revelled
we would have revelled
you would have revelled
they would have revelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revel - unrestrained merrymakingrevel - unrestrained merrymaking    
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
binge, tear, bout, bust - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
booze-up, carousal, carouse, toot, bender - revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, bacchanalia, saturnalia, bacchanal, orgy, riot - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
whoopee - noisy and boisterous revelry
Verb1.revel - take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
have a ball, have a good time - enjoy oneself greatly; "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"
wallow - delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
live it up - enjoy oneself; "it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"
2.revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinkingrevel - 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!"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
carouse, roister, riot - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"

revel

verb
1. celebrate, rave (Brit. slang), carouse, live it up (informal), push the boat out (Brit. informal), whoop it up (informal), make merry, paint the town red (informal), large it (Brit. slang), go on a spree, roister I'm afraid I revelled the night away.
noun
1. (often plural) merrymaking, party, celebration, rave (Brit. slang), gala, spree, festivity, beano (Brit. slang), debauch, saturnalia, bacchanal, rave-up (Brit. slang), jollification, carousal, hooley or hoolie (chiefly Irish & N.Z.), carouse The revels often last until dawn.
revel in something enjoy, relish, indulge in, delight in, savour, thrive on, bask in, wallow in, lap up, take pleasure in, drool over, luxuriate in, crow about, rejoice over, gloat about, rub your hands She revelled in her freedom.

revel

verb
1. To take extravagant pleasure:
2. To show joyful satisfaction in an event, especially by merrymaking:
noun
1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event.Often used in plural:
2. Joyful, exuberant activity.Often used in plural:
Translations
مَرَحٌ صاخِب، عَرْبَدَهيَتَمَتَّع، يَسْتَلِذ
libovat siveselí
nydesold
dorbézoláskedvét leli
hafa nautn afsvallveisla
gėrėtispuotautojaspuotavimasūžavimas
baudītdzīresizbaudīttīksminātiesuzdzīve
âlemçalıp oynamaçok hoşlanmak

revel

[ˈrevl]
A. VI
1. (= make merry) → ir de juerga or de parranda
2. (= delight) to revel in sth/doing sthgozar de algo/haciendo algo
B. N revels (liter) → jolgorio msing, jarana fsing; (organized) → fiestas fpl, festividades fpl
let the revels begin!¡que comience la fiesta!
the revels lasted for three dayscontinuaron las fiestas durante tres días

revel

[ˈrɛvəl] vi
to revel in sth → se délecter de qch
to revel in doing sth → se délecter à faire qch

revel

vi
(= make merry)feiern
(= delight) to revel in somethingetw in vollen Zügen genießen; to revel in doing somethingseine wahre Freude daran haben, etw zu tun; like it? I revel in itgefallen? es macht mir Riesenspaß!
n revels
plFeiern nt

revel

[ˈrɛvl] vifar baldoria
to revel in sth/in doing sth → godere di qc/nel fare qc

revel

(ˈrevl) past tense, past participle ˈrevelled , (American) ˈreveled verb
(with in) to take great delight in something. He revels in danger.
noun
(usually in plural) noisy, lively enjoyment. midnight revels.
ˈreveller noun
ˈrevelryplural ˈrevelries noun
(often in plural) noisy, lively enjoyment. midnight revelries.
References in classic literature ?
The big chamber was the scene of many innocent revels.
Gently he insinuates his vast bulk among them again and revels there awhile, still in tantalizing vicinity to young Lothario, like pious Solomon devoutly worshipping among his thousand concubines.
I don't think either summer or harvest, or winter moon, will ever shine on their revels more.
The natural man revels in solitude, and wants no wittier company than birds and flowers.
they but now who seemd In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Sons Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pigmean Race Beyond the INDIAN Mount, or Faerie Elves, Whose midnight Revels, by a Forrest side Or Fountain fome belated Peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over head the Moon Sits Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth & dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
He changed the conversation; fast and furious grew the mirth of the parties, and many a song was exchanged betwixt them, when their revels were interrupted by a loud knocking at the door of the hermitage.
One was called "The Book of Liveries," in which he described seven hundred and three liveries, with their colours, mottoes, and ciphers, from which gentlemen of the court might pick and choose any they fancied for festivals and revels, without having to go a-begging for them from anyone, or puzzling their brains, as the saying is, to have them appropriate to their objects and purposes; "for," said he, "I give the jealous, the rejected, the forgotten, the absent, what will suit them, and fit them without fail.
The abbe prayed on his knees while the revels lasted.
Still further, in spite of sword thrusts which weaken, and painful exercises which fatigue, he had become one of the most gallant frequenters of revels, one of the most insinuating lady's men, one of the softest whisperers of interesting nothings of his day; the BONNES FORTUNES of De Treville were talked of as those of M.
Here their horses wax fat on good pasturage, while the tribe revels in plenty upon the flesh of deer, elk, bear, and beaver.
As, however, it formed so prominent a feature in the approaching revels, I bestowed upon the latter, in my own mind, the title of the 'Feast of Calabashes'.
These grave and weighty councils were alternated by huge feasts and revels, like some of the old feasts described in Highland castles.