Associations to the word «Riot»


RIOT, noun. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
RIOT, noun. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
RIOT, noun. Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
RIOT, verb. To create or take part in a riot; to raise an uproar or sedition.
RIOT, verb. (obsolete) To act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, etc.
RIOT GEAR, noun. All the protective clothing, shields and weaponry worn or carried by a force attempting to control a riot.
RIOT GIRL, noun. Alternative form of riot grrrl
RIOT GRRL, noun. Alternative spelling of riot grrrl
RIOT GRRLS, noun. Plural of riot grrl
RIOT GRRRL, noun. (uncountable) An underground feminist punk movement and subculture that began in the early 1990s.
RIOT GRRRL, noun. (countable) A (female) member of this subculture.
RIOT GRRRLS, noun. Plural of riot grrrl
RIOT POLICE, noun. A unit of the police specifically trained to deal with rioting crowds. They use special equipment for personal defense as well as for crowd control and dispersal.

Dictionary definition

RIOT, noun. A public act of violence by an unruly mob.
RIOT, noun. A state of disorder involving group violence.
RIOT, noun. A joke that seems extremely funny.
RIOT, noun. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity.
RIOT, verb. Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968".
RIOT, verb. Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night".

Wise words

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