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Definition of "rant" []

  • To speak or write in an angry or violent manner; rave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter or express with violence or extravagance: a dictator who ranted his vitriol onto a captive audience. (verb-transitive)
  • Violent or extravagant speech or writing. (noun)
  • A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence: "The vast majority [of teenagers logged onto the Internet] did not encounter recipes for pipe bombs or deranged rants about white supremacy” ( Daniel Okrent). (noun)
  • Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rant" in a sentence
  • "Granted, the Comcast crap can be bothersome, but my rant is about the overabundance of Qwest promotions."
  • "Sorry, this rant is a bit off topic. on March 29, 2009 at 10: 56 pm | Reply A David"
  • "What inspired this rant is the fact that the American justice system seems to make an exception for these men."