Definitions of riot

  1. To revel; to run to excess in sensual indulgence; to luxuriate; to raise an uproar. To run riot, to act or move without restraint.
  2. To spend or pass in riot.
  3. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
  4. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
  5. To raise an uproar; engage in a public disturbance.
  6. To brawl: to raise an uproar: to run to excess in feasting, behavior, etc.: to be highly excited.
  7. To raise an uproar; revel.
  8. To engage in a riot; act riotously.
  9. take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot; " Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
  10. To raise an uproar or disturbance of the peace; to feast with loose and noisy mirth; to run to excess in feasting or other sensual indulgence.
  11. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  12. a public act of violence by an unruly mob
  13. a state of disorder involving group violence
  14. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
  15. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  16. Disorderly behavior; disturbance of the peace by a number of persons; revelry.
  17. Rioter.
  18. Uproar: tumult: a disturbance of the peace: excessive feasting: luxury.
  19. Uproar; tumult; revolt; revelry.
  20. A disturbance on the part of a crowd or mob; turbulent conduct of a large number; tumult.
  21. Revelry; wild, free growth; a medley.
  22. Uproar; tumult; tumultuous disturbance of the peace; noisy festivity.
  23. A disturbance of the peace by a few or many persons; wild and noisy festivity; excessive and expensive feasting.