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

 ri·ot /ˈraɪət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·ot n.
 1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
    His headstrong riot hath no curb.   --Shak.
 2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
    Venus loveth riot and dispense.   --Chaucer.
    The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.   --Pope.
 3. Law The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
 To run riot, to act wantonly or without restraint.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·ot v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rioted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rioting.]
 1. 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.
 Now he exact of all, wastes in delight,
 Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law.   --Daniel.
    No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows.   --Pope.
 2. Law To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·ot, v. t. To spend or pass in riot.
    [He] had rioted his life out.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a public act of violence by an unruly mob [syn: public
      2: a state of disorder involving group violence [syn: rioting]
      3: a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh, sidesplitter,
          howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow]
      4: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and
         promiscuity [syn: orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia,
          bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry]
      v 1: take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in
           a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
      2: engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out
         carousing last night" [syn: carouse, roister]