(obsolete) To draw back; to retract.
An instance of merrymaking; a celebration.
(architecture) Alternative form of reveal.
Other Word Forms of Revel
Origin of Revel
Middle English revelen to carouse from Old French reveler to rebel, carouse from Latin rebellāre to rebel rebel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English revelen, from Old French revel, from reveler (“to be disorderly, to make merry"), from Latin rebello (“to rebel")
Latin revellere; re- + vellere (“to pluck, pull").
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