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rois·ter

 (roi′stər)
intr.v. rois·tered, rois·ter·ing, rois·ters
1. To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily.
2. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.

[From obsolete roister, roisterer, probably from Old French rustre, ruffian, alteration of ruste, from Latin rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.]

rois′ter·er n.
rois′ter·ous adj.
rois′ter·ous·ly adv.

roister

(ˈrɔɪstə)
vb (intr)
1. to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
2. to brag, bluster, or swagger
[C16: from Old French rustre lout, from ruste uncouth, from Latin rusticus rural; see rustic]
ˈroisterer n
ˈroisterous adj
ˈroisterously adv

roist•er

(ˈrɔɪ stər)

v.i.
1. to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
2. to revel noisily or without restraint.
[1545–55; v. use of roister (n.) < Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)ste rustic]
roist′er•er, n.
roist′er•ous, adj.
roist′er•ous•ly, adv.

roister


Past participle: roistered
Gerund: roistering

Imperative
roister
roister
Present
I roister
you roister
he/she/it roisters
we roister
you roister
they roister
Preterite
I roistered
you roistered
he/she/it roistered
we roistered
you roistered
they roistered
Present Continuous
I am roistering
you are roistering
he/she/it is roistering
we are roistering
you are roistering
they are roistering
Present Perfect
I have roistered
you have roistered
he/she/it has roistered
we have roistered
you have roistered
they have roistered
Past Continuous
I was roistering
you were roistering
he/she/it was roistering
we were roistering
you were roistering
they were roistering
Past Perfect
I had roistered
you had roistered
he/she/it had roistered
we had roistered
you had roistered
they had roistered
Future
I will roister
you will roister
he/she/it will roister
we will roister
you will roister
they will roister
Future Perfect
I will have roistered
you will have roistered
he/she/it will have roistered
we will have roistered
you will have roistered
they will have roistered
Future Continuous
I will be roistering
you will be roistering
he/she/it will be roistering
we will be roistering
you will be roistering
they will be roistering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roistering
you have been roistering
he/she/it has been roistering
we have been roistering
you have been roistering
they have been roistering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roistering
you will have been roistering
he/she/it will have been roistering
we will have been roistering
you will have been roistering
they will have been roistering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roistering
you had been roistering
he/she/it had been roistering
we had been roistering
you had been roistering
they had been roistering
Conditional
I would roister
you would roister
he/she/it would roister
we would roister
you would roister
they would roister
Past Conditional
I would have roistered
you would have roistered
he/she/it would have roistered
we would have roistered
you would have roistered
they would have roistered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.roister - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up, revel - 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!"

roister

verb
Translations

roister

[ˈrɔɪstəʳ] VIjaranear

roister

vi (= revel)herumtollen
References in classic literature ?
He had already done the evening chores and had seen Hal, dressed and ready for a roistering night in town, come out of the farmhouse and go into the road.
Daylight's friendships, in lieu of anything closer, were drinking friendships and roistering friendships.
The Israelis are trying to take advantage of the US decision to destroy everything and this requires a firm Arab, Islamic and international response to put an end to the Israeli roistering action that is leading the region into the abyss.
356 with 56 homers and a still-record 191 RBI, his game quickly declined due to roistering and poor conditioning.
Turkeys (or the non-carnivorous equivalent) basting in goose fat (or sunflower oil), parlour games around a crackling coal fire, bands of roistering relatives carousing around a battered piano, and joyous carol singers on street corners reminding us what the festive season should really be about.
A roistering, garrulous crowd were huddled around a central fire, the light of the flames falling upon half-drunk whisky bottles, the brims of cane helmets, bandoliers of bullets, pistols, strings of beads and the tips of elephant-bone knife handles.
The solo quartet was the ConTempo, RTE Quartet In Residence in Ireland, but who later revealed their Romanian roots with a roistering Men's Dance.
Now we had a grand to play with - and rest assured we had a roistering time on the course and off it afterwards.
There are other Welsh beers: highly-hopped double IPAs, roistering best bitters with Sahara-dry finishes, beers made with different yeast strains that throw all manner of shapes in the glass, fruit-infused porters, Bible-black saisons and, as if to show kinship with another small country, a Belgian Tripel with dried orange peel in the mix (the latter being a collaboration between the Celt Experience and London's Tap East).
The day before we'd seen him roaring and roister before we'd seen him roaring and roistering and generally commanding the stage ing and generally commanding the stage of the town's Royal of the town's Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the guise of Falstaff.
Or because of the legend of the roistering, roaring wild boy in the New York City young Bobby had come to live in that led him to Fern Hill?
As early as Tuesday, word of a supertyphoon roistering in the Pacific with this country lying in its path began to worry us.