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Rebel Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    rebel adj
  1. used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel yell"
  2. participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy" [syn: rebel(a), rebelling(a), rebellious] n
  3. `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms [syn: Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback]
  4. a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) [syn: insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter}]
  5. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action [syn: maverick] v
  6. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn: arise, rise, rise up]
  7. break with established customs [syn: renegade] [also: rebelling, rebelled]
Rebel Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rebel \Reb"el\, a. [F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See Rebel, v. t.] Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops. Whoso be rebel to my judgment. --Chaucer. Convict by flight, and rebel to all law. --Milton.
Rebel Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rebel \Reb"el\, n. [F. rebelle.] One who rebels. Syn: Revolter; insurgent. Usage: Rebel, Insurgent. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced, stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the latter makes war upon them.
Rebel Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rebel \Re*bel"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
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  • Rebel: A rebel is a participant in a rebellion ; or more generally, an individual who resists authority or control . People : Hans Rebel , Austrian ...
  • Rebellion: Also, a rebel's potential to overthrow the leadership is recognized and substantial, unless the rebellion is crushed, whereas an outsider ...
  • Rebel Alliance: The Alliance to Restore the Republic (commonly known as the Rebel Alliance, and, informally, as the Rebellion) is an interstellar faction ...
  • Ole Miss Rebels football: list of college football's all-time winning programs The Ole Miss Rebels posted their 600th win on September 27, 2008 when they defeated the ...
  • Rebel Without a Cause: Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about disturbed suburban , middle-class teenager s. Directed by Nicholas Ray , it ...
  • AMC Rebel: The AMC Rebel (known as the Rambler Rebel in 1967) is a mid-size car produced by American Motors Corporation (AMC) from 1967 to 1970. ...
  • South African rebel tours: The South African rebel tours were a series of seven cricket tours staged between 1982 and 1990. They were known as the rebel tours ...

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* The young always have the same problem- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. - George Chapman

* My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. - Kahlil Gibran

* The priest persuades a humble people to endure their hard lot, a politician urges them to rebel against it, and a scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether. - Max Percy


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  • Ex-rebel movement ousts members joining new C. African government
    The Seleka former rebel alliance in the troubled Central African Republic has ousted members who have joined a broad-based new government, accusing them on Monday of "high treason". "All members of the Seleka ex-coalition who have taken part in the current government are definitively barred from the movement," Seleka second-in-command Nouredine Read more on this news related to 'Rebel'
  • Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on
    Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. Read more on this news related to 'Rebel'
  • As Ukrainian troops retreat, separatists celebrate new offensive
    The town of Komsomolske, to the south east of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, has seen two rulers in the last three days. By Sunday, it had fallen to the rebels, like many other towns in the region after the separatists launched a lightning offensive. The rebel stronghold of Donetsk, just north of Komsomolske, was encircled by Ukrainian forces for a month, but no Read more on this news related to 'Rebel'

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