from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner; rave.
- intransitive verb To express at length a complaint or negative opinion.
- intransitive verb To utter or express by ranting.
- noun Angry, emotionally charged, or tediously negative speech or writing.
- noun An example of such speech or writing.
- noun Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun Boisterous, empty declamation; fierce or high-sounding language without much meaning or dignity of thought; bombast.
- noun A ranting speech; a bombastic or boisterous utterance.
- noun The act of frolicking; a frolic; a boisterous merrymaking, generally accompanied with dancing.
- noun A kind of dance, or the music to which it was danced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast.
- intransitive verb To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
criticismdone by ranting.
- noun A
wild, incoherent, emotionalarticulation.
- verb To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.
- verb To criticize by ranting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
- verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
- noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Sorry, this rant is a bit off topic. on March 29, 2009 at 10: 56 pm | Reply A David
Granted, the Comcast crap can be bothersome, but my rant is about the overabundance of Qwest promotions.
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.
What inspired this rant is the fact that the American justice system seems to make an exception for these men.
Your rant is about a larger issue - responding to inquiries (whether from the press or the public).
#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.
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.
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.