revel

Definitions

  • Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
    Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v revel take delight in "he delights in his granddaughter"
    • v 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!"
    • n revel unrestrained merrymaking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
    • n Revel A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal. "This day in mirth and revel to dispend.""Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels ."
    • n Revel (Arch) See Reveal.
    • v. t Revel To draw back; to retract.
    • Revel To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.
    • Revel To move playfully; to indulge without restraint. "Where joy most revels ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n revel A merrymaking; a feast or festivity characterized by boisterous jollity; a carouse; hence, mirth-making in general; revelry.
    • n revel 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 revel An anniversary festival to commemorate the dedication of a church: a wake.
    • n revel Synonyms Debauch, Spree, etc. See carousal.
    • revel To hold or take part in revels; join in merrymaking; indulge in boisterous festivities; carouse.
    • revel To dance; move with a light and dancing step; frolic.
    • revel To act lawlessly; wanton; indulge one's inclination or caprice.
    • revel To take great pleasure; feel an ardent and keen enjoyment; delight.
    • revel To spend in revelry.
    • revel To draw back or away; remove.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Revel rev′el to feast in a riotous or noisy manner: to carouse
    • v.i Revel to draw back:—pr.p. rev′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. rev′elled
    • n Revel a riotous feast: carousal: a kind of dance: a wake
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Quotations

  • Simone De Beauvoir
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    “Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside --from others. We do not accept it willingly.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.”
  • Salvador Dali
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    “Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.”
  • William James
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    “An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
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    “Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.”
  • Henry James
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    “The terrible fluidity of self-revelation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. reveler, to revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare,. See Rebel

Usage

In literature:

It is the capping climax of the whole revelation of God's Word.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
It is a revelation of the loving-kindness of God that we have all these helps to the recovery of past experiences.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Noisy procession of revelers.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Law is the revelation of time.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
I cannot, I dare not, attempt to inventory the charms of this divine revelation of perfect beauty.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
The Cross of Christ, viewed in the light of its historical and spiritual causes, is (i) the revelation of the malignity of sin.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
He says he is only relating what a woman once imparted to him as a revelation.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The revelation in the past cries out for the revelation in the future.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It professes to contain a revelation of God and his will to man.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880" by Various
Note the place this first direct revelation of God to man as the Holy One takes in sacred history.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
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In poetry:

She is a snare, a subtle lure,—
A lily on a whirlpool's rim.
She is as dangerously pure
As fire…. She revels in a dream
Wherein the daintiest fancies swim.
"Aoede" by Maurice Thompson
(Poor wordless mouth that could not speak thy name!
At what unhappy revels has it eaten
The viands that no memory can sweeten, —
The banquet found eternally the same!)
"The First Food" by George Sterling
To revel e'en now we were bent.
And if thou'lt allow it, and seek not to chide,
We dwarfs will all banquet with pleasure and pride,
To honour the wealthy, the beautiful bride
"Wedding Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince
"Cinderella" by Sylvia Plath
Therefore we, Father, plead,
Grant us in this our need
Another Revelation from Thy throne,
That we may surely know
We are not sons of woe,
Forgotten and cast off, but verily Thine own.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin
The warning was spoken--the righteous had gone,
And the proud ones of Sodom were feasting alone;
All gay was the banquet--the revel was long,
With the pouring of wine and the breathing of song.
"The Cities Of The Plain" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Sanjay Gupta goes over the revelations revealed in Whitney Houston's autopsy report, which was released Wednesday.
Public trial of 10 Russian agents could have led to revelations.
Revelers toss beads from a balcony on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans March 7, 2011.
Argus greets all-nighters and morning revelers alike.
A 60-seat, self-dubbed "public house" in Williamsburg, reveling in beer, whiskey, and soccer.
Another day, another big, bad revelation about Aubrey McClendon.
Like most successful ideas, this one started with a revelation.
Halloween is exciting for young revelers — but some of the scares can be real.
The Fruitcake Fairy, Sharon Avey, and revelers Jennifer Duncan and Mary Roper at last year's Fruitcake Festival, which celebrated an "America's got Fruitcake" theme.
Neil Hamburger Revels in Being America's Least Funny "#1 Funnyman ".
Neil Hamburger Revels in Being America's Least Funny "#1 Funnyman".
In the wake of revelations about Sandra Bullock's cheating husband, I'm wondering about your take on why she's with him.
Investing in the Revel Casino always seemed like a strange choice to me.
Gemma hints at 'stunning' political revelation.
Stranger's generosity saves stranded reveller on New Year's Eve.
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In science:

Hence, the revelation sets of ˆT ε contain finite-histories.
A nonmanipulable test
It follows from Proposition 2 that the revelation sets of the likelihood test ¯T contain those of the global category test ˆTS .
A nonmanipulable test
We show that, except countably many paths θ , the set R0 ζ (θ) is a superset of the revelation set R0 ζ of the global category test bTS for S = Sθ .
A nonmanipulable test
Multi-function system testing is considered as fusion (or revelation) of clique-like structures.
Framework for Clique-based Fusion of Graph Streams in Multi-function System Testing
Revelation of clique in the integrated graph is considered as a fusion problem or structure mining (e.g., , ).
Framework for Clique-based Fusion of Graph Streams in Multi-function System Testing
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