Rabble-rout Rab"ble-rout` (r[a^]b"b'l-rout`), n. A tumultuous crowd; a rabble; a noisy throng. [1913 Webster]

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  • rabble rout — noun (obsolete) The mob, rabble • • • Main Entry: ↑rabble …   Useful english dictionary

  • rabble — n. 1. Mob, rout, rabble rout, tumultuous crowd of vulgar people; confused, disorderly crowd. 2. Populace, commonalty, herd, dregs of the people, the common people, scum of society, lowest class of people, lower classes, the masses, riff raff,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Rout — Rout, n. [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See {Rupture}, {reave}, and cf. {Rote} repetition of forms, {Route}. In some senses this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an uproar.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rout — rout1 [rout] n. [ME route < OFr, troop, band, lit., part broken off < L rupta: see ROUTE] 1. a disorderly crowd; noisy mob; rabble 2. a disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops [to be put to rout] 3. an overwhelming defeat 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • rout — rout1 /rowt/, n. 1. a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder: to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout. 2. any overwhelming defeat: a rout of the home team by the state champions. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • rout — Synonyms and related words: a mass of, a world of, agitation, and bobtail, annihilate, army, attendance, attendant, bafflement, balk, batter, bawl, beat, beating, bellow, best, bevy, bluster, bobbery, body of retainers, boil, boiling, bring down …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rabble — n 1. crowd, mob, throng; horde; Inf. mob scene, rout, surge. 2. the rabble the common people, commonalty, the masses, the hoi polloi, proletariat, rank and file, commoners, the lower classes, peasantry; trash, riffraff, canaille, doggery, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rout — I. n. 1. Defeat, discomfiture, ruin, complete overthrow. 2. Concourse, rabble, multitude, tumultuous crowd, clamorous multitude. 3. Fashionable assembly, evening party. 4. Uproar, brawl, disturbance, noise. II. v. a. 1. Defeat, discomfort,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rout — I n 1. conquest, vanquishment, defeat, subjugation, subdual; drubbing, beating, Sl. pasting, Sl. shellacking, trouncing; discomfiture, overwhelming, trampling, overcoming, overpowering, overthrow, wipeout, upset; debacle, disorderly flight,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rout — I. noun Etymology: Middle English route band, company of soldiers, crowd, from Anglo French rute band, from Vulgar Latin *rupta, from Latin, feminine of ruptus, past participle of rumpere to break more at reave Date: 13th century 1. a crowd of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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