- to take great pleasure or delight (usually followed by in): to revel in luxury.
- to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.
- boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
- Often revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity with dancing, masking, etc.
Origin of revel
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Examples from the Web for revelers
But the ice-out has convinced organizers to get serious about their rights as revelers.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
For their part, the revelers were quite pleased with themselves.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2014
After the ceremony, revelers are expected to pray at their tombs.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 26, 2014
Bar Lubitsch is a great spot in West Hollywood for revelers to enjoy a good Russian time.Where to Celebrate the Olympics by Drinking Russian Style
February 6, 2014
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, revelers were shelling out top dollar for their costumes that year, too.The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013
October 31, 2013
After a time I began to realise that there was no noise from the revelers below.Anting-Anting Stories
Many are the revelers; Few are the thyrsus-bearers; And sole is Dionysus.Spectra
The revelers come in an order regulated by inexorable circumstance.
Druce and Anson watched over the revelers and directed the entertainers.
They were greeted by the revelers with wild shouts of delight.Four American Indians
Edson L. Whitney
- (foll by in) to take pleasure or wallowto revel in success
- to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
- (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
- a less common word for revelry
Word Origin and History for revelers
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.