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Meaning & Definition of Riot in English

English

Riot

/raɪət/

noun

1. A public act of violence by an unruly mob

    synonym:
  • riot
  • ,
  • public violence

2. A state of disorder involving group violence

    synonym:
  • rioting
  • ,
  • riot

3. A joke that seems extremely funny

    synonym:
  • belly laugh
  • ,
  • sidesplitter
  • ,
  • howler
  • ,
  • thigh-slapper
  • ,
  • scream
  • ,
  • wow
  • ,
  • riot

4. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

    synonym:
  • orgy
  • ,
  • debauch
  • ,
  • debauchery
  • ,
  • saturnalia
  • ,
  • riot
  • ,
  • bacchanal
  • ,
  • bacchanalia
  • ,
  • drunken revelry

verb

1. Take part in a riot

  • Disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
  • "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
    synonym:
  • riot

2. Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

  • "They were out carousing last night"
    synonym:
  • carouse
  • ,
  • roister
  • ,
  • riot

Examples of using

He's a riot!