American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To speak or write in an angry or violent manner; rave.
- v. To utter or express with violence or extravagance: a dictator who ranted his vitriol onto a captive audience.
- n. Violent or extravagant speech or writing.
- n. A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence: "The vast majority [of teenagers logged onto the Internet] did not encounter recipes for pipe bombs or deranged rants about white supremacy” ( Daniel Okrent).
- n. Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak or declaim violently and with little sense; rave: used of both the matter and the manner of utterance, or of either alone: as, a ranting preacher or actor.
- To be jovial or jolly in a noisy way; make noisy mirth.
- n. Boisterous, empty declamation; fierce or high-sounding language without much meaning or dignity of thought; bombast.
- n. A ranting speech; a bombastic or boisterous utterance.
- n. The act of frolicking; a frolic; a boisterous merrymaking, generally accompanied with dancing.
- n. A kind of dance, or the music to which it was danced. Synonyms Fustian, Turgidness, etc. See
- n. A criticism done by ranting.
- n. A wild, incoherent, emotional articulation.
- v. To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.
- v. To criticize by ranting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation.
- n. High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast.
- n. pompous or pretentious talk or writing
- v. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
- n. a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
- From Dutch ranten, randen ("talk nonsense, rave"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably from obsolete Dutch ranten. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Granted, the Comcast crap can be bothersome, but my rant is about the overabundance of Qwest promotions.”
“Sorry, this rant is a bit off topic. on March 29, 2009 at 10: 56 pm | Reply A David”
“What inspired this rant is the fact that the American justice system seems to make an exception for these men.”
“In fact, her rant is actually a very entertaining piece of writing.”
“It's not that hard to see the small scale of the group that this rant is aimed at.”
“Your rant is about a larger issue - responding to inquiries (whether from the press or the public).”
“Interesting, this rant is almost word for word what we were told about Iraq - down to the Hitler reference - when the Bush administration was advocating their “pre-emptive strike” doctrine.”
“#150 Interesting, this rant is almost word for word what we were told about Iraq … when the Bush administration was advocating their â€œpre-emptive strikeâ€ doctrine.”
“Raman's other rant is against the term post-colonial literature.”
“This rant is a call to action for folks like you and me to drop a line to Les Vadasz, the only technology exec who had the chips to stand up to Senator Fritz's technology witch-hunt in DC last week.”
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