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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rant /ˈrænt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rant v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ranted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ranting.]  To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
    Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes!   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rant, n. High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics.
    This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the nature of man or reason of things.   --Atterbury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Runt n. [Written also rant.]
 1. Zool. Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.
 2. Zool. A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
 3. A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.
 Before I buy a bargain of such runts,
 I'll buy a college for bears, and live among 'em.   --Beau. & Fl.
 4. The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    Neither young poles nor old runts are durable.   --Holland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
           [syn: harangue, ranting]
      2: pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: bombast, fustian,
          claptrap, blah]
      v : talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn: mouth
          off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, rave]