Rev"el (?), n. Arch.

See Reveal.

[R.]

 

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Rev"el, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport. See Revel, v. i.]

A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.

This day in mirth and revel to dispend.
Chaucer.

Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels.
Rambler.

Master of the revels, Revel master. Same as Lord of misrule, under Lord.

 

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Rev"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reveled (?) or Revelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Reveling or Revelling.] [OF. reveler to revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare. See Rebel.]

1.

To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.

Shak.

2.

To move playfully; to indulge without restraint.

"Where joy most revels."

Shak.

 

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Re*vel" (?), v. t. [L. revellere; re- + vellere to pluck, pull.]

To draw back; to retract.

[Obs.]

Harvey.

 

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