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rant / rant/ • v. [intr.] speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way: she was still ranting on about the unfairness of it all. • n. a spell of ranting; a tirade: his rants against organized religion. PHRASES: rant and rave shout and complain angrily and at length.DERIVATIVES: rant·er n. rant·ing·ly adv.

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rant. Old Eng. 17th-cent. dance of the jig variety. It originated in Scotland and N. England. Four examples occur in Playford's The Dancing Master (1657 and 1665 revisions).

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rant †be uproariously merry; declaim in an extravagant manner. XVI. — Du. †ranten talk foolishly, rave.
Hence sb. XVII.

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Rant

fanatics collectively.