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Meaning of “riot” in the English Dictionary

"riot" in British English

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riotnoun

uk   us   /ˈraɪ.ət/
C1 [C] a ​noisy, ​violent, and ​uncontrolledpublicmeeting: Inner-city riots erupted when a ​local man was ​shot by ​police. [S] old-fashioned informal a very ​funny or ​entertainingoccasion or ​person: "How was the ​party?" "It was ​great - we had a riot." I ​met Mike's ​brother for the first ​time - he's a riot.

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riotverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈraɪ.ət/
rioter
noun [C] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
Police and rioters ​clashedviolently.
rioting
noun [U] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
The ​government is ​afraid of ​furtherserious rioting today.
(Definition of riot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"riot" in American English

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riotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɑɪ·ət/
a ​noisy and ​violentpublicgathering: The ​streets in this ​districtincludeSouth Central Los Angeles, where the riots ​broke out two ​years ago. infml A riot is also something very ​amusing: [C usually sing] The show was a riot.
riot
verb [I]  us   /ˈrɑɪ·ət/
Inmates rioted ​yesterday at the ​prison.
rioter
noun [C]  us   /ˈrɑɪ·ət̬·ər/
The ​police said 80 rioters had been ​arrested.
(Definition of riot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “riot”
in Korean 폭동, 시위…
in Arabic شَغَب…
in Malaysian kekacauan…
in French émeute…
in Russian мятеж, беспорядки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴亂, 騷亂, 聚衆鬧事…
in Italian rivolta, sommossa, disordine…
in Turkish gösteri, kargaşa, ayaklanma…
in Polish zamieszki, rozruchy…
in Spanish disturbio, motín…
in Vietnamese cuộc bạo loạn…
in Portuguese motim…
in Thai การก่อความไม่สงบ…
in German der Aufruhr…
in Catalan disturbi…
in Japanese 暴動, 騒動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴乱, 骚乱, 聚众闹事…
in Indonesian huru-hara…
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