rioter


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ri·ot

 (rī′ət)
n.
1. A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.
2. Law A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.
3. An unrestrained outbreak, as of laughter or passions.
4. A profusion: The garden was a riot of colors in August.
5.
a. Unrestrained merrymaking; revelry.
b. Debauchery.
6. Slang An irresistibly funny person or thing: Isn't she a riot?
v. ri·ot·ed, ri·ot·ing, ri·ots
v.intr.
1. To take part in a riot.
2. To live wildly or engage in uncontrolled revelry.
v.tr.
To waste (money or time) in wild or wanton living: "rioted his life out, and made an end" (Tennyson).

[Middle English, from Old French, dispute, from rioter, to quarrel, perhaps from ruire, to roar, from Latin rūgīre.]

ri′ot·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rioter - troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peacerioter - troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
Translations
مُشاغِب
buřičvýtržník
oprørerspektakelmager
óeirîarseggur
buričvýtržník
âsiisyancı

rioter

[ˈraɪətəʳ] Namotinado/a m/f

rioter

[ˈraɪətər] némeutier/ière m/friot gear ntenue f antiémeute
in riot gear → en tenue antiémeute

rioter

nRandalierer(in) m(f); (= rebel)Aufrührer(in) m(f)

rioter

[ˈraɪətəʳ] ndimostrante m/f (durante dei disordini)

riot

(ˈraiət) noun
a noisy disturbance created by a usually large group of people. The protest march developed into a riot.
verb
to form or take part in a riot. The protesters were rioting in the street.
ˈrioter noun
ˈriotous adjective
1. starting, or likely to start, a riot. a riotous crowd.
2. very active, noisy and cheerful. a riotous party.
ˈriotously adverb
ˈriotousness noun
run riot
to behave wildly; to go out of control.
References in classic literature ?
There was little of that sort of customary thing where the tenor and the soprano stand down by the footlights, warbling, with blended voices, and keep holding out their arms toward each other and drawing them back and spreading both hands over first one breast and then the other with a shake and a pressure--no, it was every rioter for himself and no blending.
But we must now leave the rioters for a time, and take a peep into the lieutenant-governor's splendid mansion.
Hurrying away, he and his daughter made their escape by the private passage at the moment when the rioters broke into the house.
The word of command to halt being given, the soldiers formed across the street; the rioters, breathless and exhausted with their late exertions, formed likewise, though in a very irregular and disorderly manner.
But, even then, he galloped here and there, exhorting the people to disperse; and, although heavy stones were thrown at the men, and some were desperately cut and bruised, they had no orders but to make prisoners of such of the rioters as were the most active, and to drive the people back with the flat of their sabres.
For, coming into Fleet Street, they found it in an unusual stir; and inquiring the cause, were told that a body of Horse Guards had just galloped past, and that they were escorting some rioters whom they had made prisoners, to Newgate for safety.
He lived through the reign of Edward's grandson, Richard II, and knew him from the time when as a gallant yellow-haired boy he had faced Wat Tyler and his rioters, till as a worn and broken prisoner he yielded the crown to Henry of Lancaster, the son of John of Gaunt.
Then the danger was so imminent, the rioters came so near, uttering such threats, that the chancellor thought his last hour had come and confessed himself to his brother priest, so as to be all ready to die in case he was discovered.
Your majesty," continued the coadjutor, pitilessly, "is about to take such measures as seem good to you, but I foresee that they will be violent and such as will still further exasperate the rioters.
Later, a report was received claiming that the rioter who was shot was buried by locals during the night.
Fireman Trevor Stratford told how he saw a rioter with "something like a sword" when he got to the Broadwater Farm estate.
TWISTED Z TRIUMPH Rioter celebrates as part of German embassy burns STRUGGLE Z Police take on protesters outside Khartoum's Grand Mosque MOB RAGE 3 At embassy compound in Khartoum