Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. ri·ot
    IPA[ˈrīət]
  2. n. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: riot, plural noun: riots

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd:

      an uproar:

    • behave in a violent and unrestrained way
    • n. noun

      a member of a movement of young feminists associated with aggressive punk-style rock music.
    • see riot
    • n. noun

      protective clothing and equipment worn by police or prison officers in situations of crowd violence.
    • a law passed by the British government in 1715 and repealed in 1967, designed to prevent civil disorder. The act made it a felony for an assembly of more than twelve people to refuse to disperse after being ordered to do so and having been read a specified section of the act by lawful authority.
    • n. noun

      a public outbreak of violence between two racial groups in a community.
    • noun

      a member of a movement of young feminists associated with aggressive punk-style rock music.
    • noun

      a public outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism.
  1. 1218 results