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 reveller
Phoenicians battling with the sea brought me From far away; I am the reveller World-wandering!Life Immovable|Kostes Palamas
"Much obleeged," returned the lieutenant, as he took the bottle the reveller passed to him.A Victorious Union|Oliver Optic
Good′-fell′ow, a jolly or boon companion: a reveller; Good′-fell′owship, merry or pleasant company: conviviality.
Mr. Burns is a citizen of London, a lover of its streets, at home in all its noise, a reveller in its festivities.The Rise of the Democracy|Joseph Clayton
Never did wit more sparkling, airy, exhilarating, flash from the lips of reveller.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
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.