Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult: synonym: noise.
  • noun An impassioned protest or heated controversy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stir up to tumult; throw into confusion; disturb.
  • To make an uproar; cause a disturbance.
  • noun Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; bustle and clamor; confusion; excitement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.
  • intransitive verb rare To make an uproar.
  • transitive verb obsolete To throw into uproar or confusion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun tumultuous, noisy excitement
  • noun loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
  • noun a state of commotion and noise and confusion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably by folk etymology from Middle Low German uprōr : up-, up (from up); see upo in Indo-European roots + rōr, motion; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]

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Translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer.

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