verb (used without object), rev·eled, rev·el·ing or (especially British) rev·elled, rev·el·ling.
- revealed theology,
- revelation, book of,
Origin of revel
Examples from the Web for reveling
So, 2014 is about coming home to these wines and reveling in one of the greatest things a wine can be: familiar.
“I would like to rest, and welcome the possibility of reveling in obscurity,” he told reporters as he left office.
Hillary Rodham Clinton must be reveling in the latest round of Republican fratricide.How to Beat Hillary: End the Republican Fratricide|Lloyd Green|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I sink down onto him … reveling in the fullness of my possession, reveling in his reaction, watching him unravel beneath me.Speed Read: 12 Naughty Bits From ‘50 Shades Darker’|Lizzie Crocker|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Do scientists implicitly understand the idea of reveling in revision?Stuart Firestein, Author of ‘Ignorance,’ Says Not Knowing Is the Key to Science|Casey Schwartz|April 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She felt like lying back in the cushioned chair and reveling for a while in the luxury of it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Then armed, more-or-less-armored men ran back to the scene of their reveling.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
They are reveling in their fancied security, little dreaming of the mine soon to be sprung under their feet.The White Rose of Memphis|William C. Falkner
As for Cicily, she sat silent, her eyes veiled, reveling in the glad riot of her thoughts.Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
We walked for some little distance, reveling in this home vision, and then we came upon a church and a hack-driver, and presto!The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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.