HyperDic: rebel

English > 5 senses of the word Rebel / rebel:
NOUNperson Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback'Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War
person rebel, insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fightera person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
person rebel, mavericksomeone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
VERBsocialrebel, arise, rise, rise uptake part in a rebellion
socialrebel, renegadebreak with established customs / customs
Rebel / rebel > pronunciation
Soundsreh'bahl; rihbeh'l
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
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English > Rebel: 5 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning'Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; 'greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms.
SynonymsReb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback
BroaderConfederate soldierA soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishjohnny
Catalanjohnny, Johnny
English > rebel: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).
Synonymsinsurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter
InstancesTurner, Nat TurnerUnited States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia
Vesey, Denmark VeseyUnited States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
Wallace, Sir William WallaceScottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I
NarrowerYoung TurkA member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism / absolutism of Ottoman rule
mutineersomeone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
Broaderreformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, melioristA disputant who advocates reform
revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverterA radical supporter of political or social revolution
Spanishamotinado, insurgente, insurrecto, rebelde, sublevado
Catalaninsurgent, insurrecte, rebel
Verbsrebeltake part in a rebellion
English > rebel: 5 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.
Synonymmaverick
Broadernonconformist, recusantsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Spanishrebelde
Catalanrebel
Verbsrebelbreak with established customs / customs
English > rebel: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtake part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey rebel
Synonymsarise, rise, rise up
NarrowermutinyEngage in a mutiny against an authority
revoltmake revolution
Broaderprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Spanishalzarse, manifestar, rebelarse
Catalanaixecar-se, manifestar, rebel·lar-se
Nounsrebela person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
rebellionorganized opposition to authority
English > rebel: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningbreak with established customs / customs.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymrenegade
Broaderprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Spanishmanifestar, renegar, sublevarse
Catalanmanifestar, rebel·lar-se, renegar, revoltar-se
Nounsrebelsomeone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
rebellionrefusal to accept / accept / accept some authority or code or convention

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