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Definition of Riot

Riot

  1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
  2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
  3. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  4. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
  5. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
  6. To spend or pass in riot.

Riot Quotations

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Virginia Woolf

We'd all survive if Twitter shut down for a short while during major riots. Social media isn't any more important than a train station, a road or a bus service. We don't worry about police temporarily closing those. Common sense. If riot info and fear is spreading by Facebook and Twitter, shut them off for an hour or two, then restore.
Louise Mensch

A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech - which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech - is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech.
Ann Coulter

The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions that can be sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly, or sometimes sweet, sometimes as big as King Kong and so on. And so there can be a real riot out there, or it can be so refined.
Evelyn Glennie
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Riot Translations

riot in Afrikaans is lawaai
riot in Dutch is herrie, rel, roerigheid, getier
riot in Finnish is mellakka
riot in German is Volksaufruhr {m}, Ausschreitung {f}, Aufruhr {m}
riot in Italian is rivolta
riot in Latin is tumultus
riot in Portuguese is motim
riot in Spanish is alboroto, disturbio
riot in Swedish is upplopp
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