(noun, verb)


1. a public act of violence by an unruly mob

Definition categories: act, force, violence

2. a state of disorder involving group violence

Similar word(s): rioting

Definition categories: state, disorder

3. a joke that seems extremely funny

Similar word(s): howler, scream, wow

Definition categories: communication, gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh

4. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Similar word(s): bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, orgy, saturnalia

Definition categories: act, revel, revelry


1. take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot

- Students were rioting everywhere in 1968

Definition categories: social, rampage

2. engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

Similar word(s): carouse, roister

Definition categories: social, jollify, racket, revel, wassail

Sentences with riot as a verb:

- The nuclear protesters rioted outside the military base.