from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who rants; a noisy, boisterous speaker or declaimer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A noisy talker; a raving declaimer.
- n. One of a religious sect which sprung up in 1645; -- called also Seekers. See Seeker.
- n. One of the Primitive Methodists, who seceded from the Wesleyan Methodists on the ground of their deficiency in fervor and zeal; -- so called in contempt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who rants; a noisy talker; a boisterous preacher, actor, or the like.
- n. A name applied
- n. By way of reproach, to the members of an English Antinomian sect of the Commonwealth period, variously associated with the Familists, etc.
- n. Also, opprobriously, to the Primitive Methodists, who formed themselves into a society in 1810, although the founders had separated from the old Methodist society some years before, the ground of disagreement being that the new body favored street preaching, camp-meetings, etc.
- n. A merry, roving fellow; a jolly drinker.
- n. A large beer-jug.
- To pour liquor from a large into a smaller vessel.
- Same as renter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
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But it's so much worse when the ranter is the president of the United States.
Indiana 13-term ranter Dan Burton kept calling McNamee a liar while expressing clear support for ... the "titan of baseball."
Milloy should be better known as the ranter that doubly ruined Robinson's claim that today's leftists never incite.
IG - I fear that the future of your blog is not helped by bloggers such as ranter who turn to personal remarks when someone offers an alternative view.
To describe Melanie as a "ranter" rather does her an injustice.
The "sanity" for which Stewart claims to long is the authority of the old mainstream media -- their ability to set the boundaries of newsworthiness and respectable debate, claiming to be above politics while actually skewing leftward -- though not so far or so intensely leftward as, say, MSNBC ranter Keith Olbermann.
Then there is the second best GOP ranter running a close second.
I use it just as the most cynical anti-Twitter ranter imagines: to see who's eating toast or who's got a cold, and to feel part of a community.
A teacher, former councillor, ranter and Norwich City season ticket holder.
Steven Gerrard is the captain but not a ranter or raver.