verb \ˈrant\

: to talk loudly and in a way that shows anger : to complain in a way that is unreasonable

Full Definition of RANT

intransitive verb
:  to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
:  to scold vehemently
transitive verb
:  to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
rant·er noun
rant·ing·ly \ˈran-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of RANT

  1. You can rant and rave all you want, she said, but it's not going to change things.
  2. He ranted that they were out to get him.

Origin of RANT

obsolete Dutch ranten, randen
First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with RANT



Definition of RANT

a :  a bombastic extravagant speech
b :  bombastic extravagant language
dial British :  a rousing good time

Examples of RANT

  1. <after complaining about the hotel's lousy service, the woman went off on another rant about the condition of her room>
  2. <instead of addressing the current crisis, the mayor's speech was a lot of rant emphasizing his accomplishments>

First Known Use of RANT

RANTING Defined for Kids


verb \ˈrant\

Definition of RANT for Kids

:  to talk loudly and wildly


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