1. [syn: rioting, riot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Riot \Ri"ot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rioted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rioting.] [OF. rioter; cf. OD. ravotten.]
1. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton
manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the
like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Now he exact of all, wastes in delight,
Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law. --Daniel.
No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows.
2. (Law) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or
sedition. See Riot, n., 3. --Johnson.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a state of disorder involving group violence [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "rioting":
assault, attack, battering, butchery, disorderliness,
forcible seizure, killing, laying waste, looting, massacre,
obstreperousness, onslaught, pillaging, rape, riot, sacking,
slaughter, sowing with salt, unruliness, violation