from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To take great pleasure or delight: She reveled in her unaccustomed leisure.
- intransitive v. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
- n. A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of merrymaking; a celebration.
- v. To make merry; to have a gay, lively time.
- v. To draw back; to retract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See reveal.
- n. A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.
- intransitive v. To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.
- intransitive v. To move playfully; to indulge without restraint.
- transitive v. To draw back; to retract.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold or take part in revels; join in merrymaking; indulge in boisterous festivities; carouse.
- To dance; move with a light and dancing step; frolic.
- To act lawlessly; wanton; indulge one's inclination or caprice.
- To take great pleasure; feel an ardent and keen enjoyment; delight.
- To spend in revelry.
- To draw back or away; remove.
- n. A merrymaking; a feast or festivity characterized by boisterous jollity; a carouse; hence, mirth-making in general; revelry.
- n. Specifically— A kind of dance or choric performance often given in connection with masques or pageants; a dancing procession or entertainment: generally used in the plural.
- n. An anniversary festival to commemorate the dedication of a church: a wake.
- n. Synonyms Debauch, Spree, etc. See carousal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take delight in
- n. unrestrained merrymaking
- v. celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
Her hair, flying loose in revel or war, is still an angel's hair, and glorious under a halo.
These men, by nature, want recognition and revel is talking about their crimes.
Weathers channeled a range of soul brethren for what could, at minimum, be called a revel-rousing affair James Brown would've been proud of.
And we kind of revel in, you know, being miserable.
[Perhaps "revel" in the wrong word - mostly I just wipe my brow and go, Whew!]
The end-point of a narrative based on a world of baroque, grotesque, (post) Modern, neo-primitivist or modern archaic aesthetics are just as likely to be the "revel" or "conceptual breakthrough" Clute ascribes to Horror and SF.
Whether or not she's entitled to "revel," this is excessive.
| Reply | Permalink tough ... this is "our moment" ... it is the moment for hillary's supporters to "revel" in what she stands for, and if you obama supporters don't like it, then i guess that's just too bad. you never got why 18 million democrats voted for her anyway.
Some started to realize that their victories were hollow, while others adapted by learning to "revel" in the hate.
I must have missed the nuance in a comment that used the word "revel," a word that has absolutely no meaning whatsoever in this sentence except to send a signal to listeners about the speaker's position.