[noun, adjective reb-uh l; verb ri-bel] /noun, adjective ˈrɛb əl; verb rɪˈbɛl/
a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country.
a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition.
of or relating to rebels.
verb (used without object), rebel, rebelled, rebelling.
to reject, resist, or rise in arms against one’s government or ruler.
to resist or rise against some authority, control, or tradition.
to show or feel utter repugnance:
His very soul rebelled at spanking the child.
verb (rɪˈbɛl) -bels, -belling, -belled (intransitive) often foll by against
to resist or rise up against a government or other authority, esp by force of arms
to dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
to show repugnance (towards)
a person who dissents from some accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
c.1300, from Old French rebelle “stubborn, obstinate, rebellious” (12c.) and directly from Latin rebellis “insurgent, rebellious,” from rebellare “to rebel, revolt,” from re- “opposite, against,” or perhaps “again” (see re-) + bellare “wage war,” from bellum “war.”
mid-14c., from Old French rebeller (14c.), from Latin rebellare “to revolt” (see rebel (adj.)). Related: Rebelled; rebelling.
“person who makes war on his country for political motives,” mid-14c., from rebel (adj.). Meaning “supporter of the American cause in the War of Independence” is from 1775; sense of “supporter of the Southern cause in the American Civil War” is attested from April 15, 1861. Rebel yell in an American Civil War context attested from 1862, but the thing itself is older and was said to have been picked up by southwestern men in their periodic wars against the Indians.
The Southern troops, when charging or to express their delight, always yell in a manner peculiar to themselves. The Yankee cheer is more like ours; but the Confederate officers declare that the rebel yell has a particular merit, and always produces a salutary and useful effect upon their adversaries. A corps is sometimes spoken of as a ‘good yelling regiment.’ [A.J.L. Fremantle, “The Battle of Gettysburg and the Campaign in Pennsylvania,” in “Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine,” Sept. 1863]
A white Southerner (1862+)
[reb-uh l-duh m] /ˈrɛb əl dəm/ noun 1. a region or territory controlled by . 2. collectively. 3. rebellious conduct.
[noun, adjective reb-uh l; verb ri-bel] /noun, adjective ˈrɛb əl; verb rɪˈbɛl/ noun 1. a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country. 2. a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition. adjective 3. rebellious; defiant. 4. of or relating to rebels. […]
[ri-bel-yuh n] /rɪˈbɛl yən/ noun 1. open, organized, and armed resistance to one’s government or ruler. 2. resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition. 3. the act of . /rɪˈbɛljən/ noun 1. organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority 2. dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of […]
[ri-bel-yuh s] /rɪˈbɛl yəs/ adjective 1. defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of rebels or . 3. (of things) resisting treatment; refractory. /rɪˈbɛljəs/ adjective 1. showing a tendency towards rebellion 2. (of a problem, etc) difficult to overcome; refractory adj. early 15c., from […]