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1riot

noun ri·ot \ˈrī-ət\

: a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way

: a place that is filled with something

: someone or something that is very funny

Full Definition of RIOT

1
archaic
a :  profligate behavior :  debauchery
b :  unrestrained revelry
c :  noise, uproar, or disturbance made by revelers
2
a :  public violence, tumult, or disorder
b :  a violent public disorder; specifically :  a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent
3
:  a random or disorderly profusion <the woods were a riot of color>
4
:  one that is wildly amusing <the new comedy is a riot>

Examples of RIOT

  1. The news about the election caused a riot in the city.
  2. A lot of property was damaged in the recent riots.
  3. The woods are a riot of color in the autumn.
  4. The movie was an absolute riot.

Origin of RIOT

Middle English, from Anglo-French riote rash action, noise, disorder
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with RIOT

2riot

verb

of a group of people : to behave in a violent and uncontrolled way

Full Definition of RIOT

intransitive verb
1
:  to indulge in revelry or wantonness
2
:  to create or engage in a riot
ri·ot·er noun

Examples of RIOT

  1. Students rioted after their team lost the football game.

First Known Use of RIOT

14th century
RIOT Defined for Kids

1riot

noun ri·ot \ˈrī-ət\

Definition of RIOT for Kids

1
:  violent and uncontrolled public behavior by a group of people <The news sparked a riot in the city.>
2
:  a colorful display <a riot of wildflowers>
3
:  someone or something that is very funny <The movie was a riot.>

2riot

verb
ri·ot·edri·ot·ing

Definition of RIOT for Kids

:  to take part in violent and uncontrolled public behavior

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