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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

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

I found myself in the middle of a race riot when I was about 14 years old, and I found someone pointing a gun at me and telling me to run or they'd shoot me.
Tracy Chapman

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

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
Audre Lorde

Gardeners may create order briefly out of chaos, but nature always gets the last word, and what it says is usually untidy by human standards. But I find all states of nature beautiful, and because I want to delight in my garden, not rule it, I just accept my yen to tame the chaos on one day and let the Japanese beetles run riot on the next.
Diane Ackerman
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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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