verb (used without object), rev·eled, rev·el·ing or (especially British) rev·elled, rev·el·ling.
Origin of revel
Synonyms for revel
Related Words for revelrejoice, bask, festivity, carouse, saturnalia, bacchanal, gaiety, debauch, carousal, jollity, wassail, gala, merriment, party, spree, frolic, whoopee, skylarking, jollification, reveling
Examples from the Web for revel
Contemporary Examples of revel
Much like the Taj Mahal, Revel opened in classically gaudy Atlantic City style in April 2012—with a sunrise Champagne toast.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
The Revel casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was equipped with a particularly elaborate video system.
The second leak came shortly after Revel went bust and shut down on September 2.
Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.Richard Dawkins Would Fail Philosophy 101
August 28, 2014
Revel in Wild West lore at the Pony Express National Museum and Jesse James Home Museum in St Joseph, just outside KC.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
Historical Examples of revel
They go bare-headed in the broiling sun, and seem to revel in the heat.
For a few moments I could revel in the marvellous spectacle before me.
The wind was fair, and carried him in four days to Revel Roads.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
"And when you achieve the fine loaf, you may revel in home-made rolls," I answered.Culture and Cooking
The more unprotected and helpless a woman is, the more they revel in it.Joy (First Series Plays)
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (intr)
Word Origin for revel
late 14c., "riotous merry-making," from Old French revel "entertainment, revelry," verbal noun from reveler "be disorderly, make merry" (see revel (v.)). Related: Revels; revel-rout.
early 14c., "to feast in a noisy manner;" late 14c., "take part in revels," from Old French reveler, also rebeller "be disorderly, make merry; rebel, be riotous," from Latin rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel (v.)). The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754. Related: Reveled; reveling; revelled; revelling.