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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rebel forces (=who are fighting against the government)
▪ The village was attacked by rebel forces.
▪ Two neighboring countries and three rebel armies have been fighting since 1998 to depose him.
▪ The war has left the sprawling nation carved up into various regions controlled by the government and rebel armies.
▪ Later, while the rebel army celebrated their victory, Aurangzeb invited Murad Baksh to his tent and there got him drunk.
▪ Locked inside their debating chamber, the Tennessee Senate promptly gave in to the rebel army.
▪ On 28 December, there was an attempted rebel attack on Buga centre in Kayogoro.
▪ The government said that a rebel attack on the town of Tchoukou-Hadje had left several dead.
▪ The fragile truce between rival rebel factions in the Solomon Islands came under threat after a third rebel group entered the conflict.
▪ But peace talks stalled, and pro- and anti-rebel factions have clashed repeatedly.
▪ A problem deserving consideration is how strong the rebel forces actually were.
▪ Krayon's palace has been taken over by rebel forces and we are in the midst of this mix.
▪ As rebel forces loyal to Nabiyev approached the capital, a state of emergency was imposed on Oct. 22.
▪ As many as 200 civilians and an unknown number of military personnel died during heavy fighting between government and rebel forces.
▪ In late autumn Kabul was besieged by rebel forces, and Amanullah was eventually forced to abdicate.
▪ The fighting centred on the Gojam and Gondar regions as rebel forces moved southwards towards the capital.
▪ At least 5,500 people have died during the past decade in fighting between government and rebel forces.
▪ The rebel forces had launched their latest offensive in mid-March with a sustained artillery barrage and ground attack.
▪ The war, which broke out in August 1998, involves a number of foreign countries and several rebel groups.
▪ But rebel groups face familiar problems on the Web.
▪ The 15,000-strong rebel group has participated in peace talks with President Andres Pastrana but has refused to sign a ceasefire.
▪ A Tutsi-led rebel group seized power in July 1994 and halted the slaughter soon afterward.
▪ The Hawiye clan, which dominates the rebel group currently threatening Mr Barre, is not thought to be vengeful.
▪ The larger rebel groups have stopped fighting and there have been halting moves toward national reconciliation.
▪ Jean-Pierre Bemba, a 36-year-old rebel leader, was airlifted into town to boost morale.
▪ Such a government should include members drawn from the existing parliament, the nonviolent opposition movement and rebel leader Kabila himself.
▪ Politics was no longer just a Kharijite duel between two actors, the imam and the rebel leader.
▪ Fox's strategy is to accept the conditions for talks set by the rebel leader, Subcomandante Marcos.
▪ This led rebel leaders to agree to combine their forces in one division under a unified command structure.
▪ Indeed, rebel movements prompted international relief workers to evacuate the city Friday, fearing impending violence.
▪ His incompetence was further shown up last year when he failed to exploit the break-up of the rebel movement into three factions.
▪ The rebel movements are almost exclusively tribal - as is the rump of government.
▪ The main rebel movements represent other regions.
▪ The Unita rebel movement claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the train was carrying munitions and was a legitimate target.
▪ The interim government was not recognized by the major rebel movements.
▪ The Congress is in shaky alliance with four other rebel movements.
▪ The men and women I had known as rebel soldiers in the mountains now wore suits.
▪ Three of the rebel soldiers and one government soldier were killed.
▪ The rebel soldiers were imprisoned and taken to Lisbon.
▪ The mutiny ended the following day when government forces regained control of the camp and arrested 45 of the rebel soldiers.
rebel soldiers
▪ A large number of rebels escaped to the east as the army closed in on Jaffra.
▪ a teenage rebel
▪ Anti-government rebels have seized the radio station.
▪ In his black leather jacket and chains he looked every inch the young rebel.
▪ She was a rebel, who horrified her family by rejecting a promising career in law to become an actor.
▪ The rebels attacked an airfield, exchanging fire with Russian troops.
▪ Or inside the fences with the rebels?
▪ That extreme, impolitic candor was one of the characteristics that made Rice a perfect rebel and a considerably less perfect leader.
▪ The rebel cavalry were on the left of the second line.
▪ The house churches are not natural rebels, and only want to be left alone.
▪ This not only altered the strategic military balance in favour of the rebels, it also gave them an important psychological boost.
▪ This was construed by some to mean that the rebels were planning attacks against these facilities.
▪ Her parents wanted her to go to university, but she rebelled and went to live on a commune.
▪ Teenagers tend to rebel against people in authority.
▪ The eastern provinces are likely to rebel if they are not given more freedom.
▪ The slaves were punished for rebelling against their owners.
▪ When the federal government refused this request, the Southern States rebelled.
▪ And both Sly and Jimi rebelled against the narrow-mindedness in which they grew up.
▪ Finally, however, Presley rebelled.
▪ No wonder that many grown women rebel against them.
▪ The first question concerns the individual, structural, and cultural factors that motivate people to rebel.
▪ There was only one thing she could do, though everything within her rebelled against it.
▪ Typically, at the time, he is rebelling against his parents, his teachers, and his church.
▪ Women are rebelling against domestic drudgery.
▪ Young girls like to rebel a little.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rebel \Reb"el\ (r[e^]b"[e^]l), a. [F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See Rebel, v. i.] Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.

Whoso be rebel to my judgment.

Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.


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 \Re*bel"\ (r[-e]*b[e^]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled (r[-e]*b[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebelling.] [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.]

  1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.

    The murmur and the churls' rebelling.

    Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.
    --Josh. xxii. 16.

  2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.

    How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason?

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French rebelle "stubborn, obstinate, rebellious" (12c.) and directly from Latin rebellis "insurgent, rebellious," from rebellare "to rebel, revolt," from re- "opposite, against," or perhaps "again" (see re-) + bellare "wage war," from bellum "war."


mid-14c., from Old French rebeller (14c.), from Latin rebellare "to revolt" (see rebel (adj.)). Related: Rebelled; rebelling.\n


"person who makes war on his country for political motives," mid-14c., from rebel (adj.). Meaning "supporter of the American cause in the War of Independence" is from 1775; sense of "supporter of the Southern cause in the American Civil War" is attested from April 15, 1861. Rebel yell in an American Civil War context attested from 1862, but the thing itself is older and was said to have been picked up by southwestern men in their periodic wars against the Indians.\nThe Southern troops, when charging or to express their delight, always yell in a manner peculiar to themselves. The Yankee cheer is more like ours; but the Confederate officers declare that the rebel yell has a particular merit, and always produces a salutary and useful effect upon their adversaries. A corps is sometimes spoken of as a 'good yelling regiment.' [A.J.L. Fremantle, "The Battle of Gettysburg and the Campaign in Pennsylvania," in "Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine," Sept. 1863]


Etymology 1 n. A person who resists an established authority, often violently. Etymology 2

vb. (context intransitive English) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.

  1. adj. 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]

  3. [also: rebelling, rebelled]

Rebel (novel)

Rebel ( 1969), by Bediako Asare, is a novel about the conflict between tradition and modernity in Africa. The novel was published as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series

Rebel (Denmark)

REBEL - Revolutionære Unge Socialister (Revolutionary Young Socialists) was an independent Danish far left youth organization founded in 1992. In 2001, REBEL joined forces with the youth network of the Red-Green Alliance / Enhedslisten and established Socialist Youth Front.


A rebel is a participant in a rebellion.

Rebel or rebels may also refer to:

Rebel (Lecrae album)

Rebel is the third studio album by Christian rap artist, Lecrae. The album was released by Reach Records on September 30, 2008. The album was nominated in the best Rap/Hip-Hop Album category at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards but lost to Group 1 Crew's Ordinary Dreamers.

Rebel (John Miles album)

Rebel was the first solo album of John Miles. It was his most successful album to date with singles "Highfly" and " Music".

Rebel (2012 film)

Rebel is a 2012 Telugu action romantic film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film stars Prabhas, Tamannaah, Deeksha Seth and Krishnam Raju and was produced by J. Bhaghawan and J. Pulla Rao under Sri Balaji Cine Media banner. Apart from directing, Raghava Lawrence also handled the choreography, screenplay and music direction for the film. The film was released worldwide on 28 September 2012. The movie has been loosely remade into Bangladeshi Bengali as Hero: The Superstar. It was dubbed into Hindi as The Return of Rebel and Malayalam as Rebel.

Rebel (1985 film)

Rebel is a 1985 Australian musical drama set in World War Two.

Rebel (surname)

The surname or nickname Rebel may refer to:

  • Hans Rebel (1861–1940), Austrian entomologist
  • Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747), French Baroque composer and violinist
  • François Rebel (1701–1775), French Baroque composer and violinist, son of Jean-Féry
  • Johnny Rebel (singer) (born 1938), Cajun country musician Clifford Joseph Trahan
  • Tony Rebel (born 1992), Jamaican reggae deejay Patrick George Anthony Barrett
  • Robbie Rebel, The Beano comic character
Rebel (given name)

The given name Rebel may refer to:

  • Rebel A. Cole, American professor
  • Rebel Penfold-Russell, Australian film producer and occasional actress
  • Rebel Randall (1922–2010), American film actress and radio personality
  • Rebel Steiner, defensive back in the National Football League
  • Rebel Wilson Australian actress, writer, and stand-up comedian
REBEL (chess)

REBEL was a world champion chess program developed by Ed Schröder. Development of REBEL started in 1980 on a TRS-80, and it was ported many times to dedicated hardware and the fastest microprocessors of the day:

  • 1980s – Running on a TRS-80, Apple II, and inside of Mephisto brand dedicated chess computers, it won the Dutch open computer chess championship four times.
  • 1991 – Ported to the ARM ChessMachine and named Gideon, it won the World Microcomputer Chess Championship.
  • 1992 – Gideon won the World Computer Chess Championship, the first time a microprocessor came ahead of a field of mainframes, supercomputers, and custom chess hardware.
  • 1990s – REBEL was ported to Microsoft DOS and then Microsoft Windows and sold commercially
    • 1997 – REBEL won a match with GM Arthur Yusupov 10.5–6.5, the first successful challenge of a chess grandmaster by a commercial program.
    • 1998 – REBEL won a match with GM Viswanathan Anand 5–3 (but lost 0.5–1.5 in the standard time control section of the match). He was rated number two in the world at the time.
  • 2004 – Ed Schröder retired, releasing the last version of REBEL as the freeware chess engine Pro Deo.
Rebel (train)

The Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad Rebels were lightweight, streamlined Diesel-electric trains built by American Car and Foundry. The first two trains, purchased in 1935, provided service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Tennessee. The third train, purchased in 1937, allowed service to be added between Jackson, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama. Unlike other earlier Diesel streamliners, these trains were not articulated, as their normal operation required adding and removing cars from the consist. The trains were powered by lightweight, shovel-nosed power cars, styled by Otto Kuhler, and equipped with , six-cylinder Alco Diesel 531 prime movers and Westinghouse electric transmission components. The units had an uncommon 2-B wheel arrangement, mounted atop a pair of road trucks. The aft section was divided into two separate compartments: one was used to transport baggage and the other served as a small railway post office, or RPO (the forward door, located just behind the radiator louvers, was equipped with a mail hook).

Two of these power cars, numbered 352 and 353, were purchased as part of the 1935 order, along with three buffet-coach cars, and two sleeper-observation cars. Normal operating procedure was for a northbound train to leave New Orleans with two coaches and an observation car. Due to lower ridership on the northern portion of the route, one of the 2 coaches would be removed from the northbound train at Jackson, Mississippi, and the train would continue on to Jackson, Tennessee as a 3 car consist. The southbound train would add the extra coach during its own stop at Jackson, Mississippi.

The 1937 order included a third power car, and 2 coach-sleepers. This third power car was numbered 354, and though it had additional air intakes in the carbody, mechanically it was identical to the other two. It ran from Mobile, to Union, Mississippi with a single coach-sleeper, which was added to the northbound mainline train from New Orleans. It then returned to Mobile with the coach-sleeper from the southbound train. Due to low ridership and wartime exigencies, this run was cut off on April 28, 1942.

While the original Rebel served New Orleans and Jackson, after the merger of the GM&N and Mobile and Ohio to create the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1942, the trains route was extended to St. Louis. At this time, it was converted to full-sized equipment hauled by DL-105 locomotives (see ALCO DL-109) which were also styled by Otto Kuhler.

The powercars were scrapped in 1962.

Rebel (Roger Daltrey song)
  1. redirect Under a Raging Moon (album)

Category:1985 songs

Rebel (wrestler)

Tanea Brooks (born September 8, 1978) is an American professional wrestling manager, professional wrestler, model, actress, and dancer. She is currently signed to the professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Rebel.

Rebel (Lynch Mob album)

Rebel is the eighth album by American hard rock band Lynch Mob.

Rebel (TV series)

Rebel is an upcoming American television police drama series, created by John Singleton, that will debut on BET. The series follows Oakland police officer Rebecca “Rebel” Cole, who after her brother was killed by police, began working as private investigator.

Rebel was picked up direct-to-series with eight episodes-order on April 20, 2016 by BET. John Singleton also set to direct the series. On June 9, 2016, stage actress Danielle Moné Truitt was cast as lead character, while Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Method Man, and Brandon Quinn also was cast as series regulars. On July 7, 2016 Angel Parker joined the cast playing attorney.

Usage examples of "rebel".

That during the existing insurrection, and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by courts-martial or military commissions.

Rebel broke out the programmer and ran a cleaning pad over the adhesion disks.

Not only had the general mass of rebels been pardoned by the amnesty proclamation of May 29th, but many thousands of the classes excepted in that instrument had afterwards received special pardons from the President.

In the spring of 1930 three young lieutenants, Ludin, Scheringer and Wendt, of the garrison at Ulm were arrested for spreading Nazi doctrines in the Army and for trying to induce their fellow officers to agree that in the case of an armed Nazi revolt they would not fire on the rebels.

Kurt von Schuschnigg, quickly regained control, and the rebels, though promised safe-conduct to Germany through the intervention of the German minister, were arrested and thirteen of them later hanged.

Tielen soldiers everywhere: lining the quay as Astasia disembarked, guarding the Water Gate, and patrolling the outer walls where the rebels had smashed down the iron railings as they stormed the palace.

And, as we have already seen, the Rebels of the South were not slow in following the baleful advice to the letter.

Kirk looked around, almost falling again, and saw ha Bem and the rest of the Pandronian soldiers following In the confusion which had thrown everyone to the 140 STAR TREK tilde tilde ground the well-trained Pandronian troops had reacted more professionally than the Klingon-led rebels.

He acted with remarkable swiftness: on the 27th he dispersed the commandos of Beyers and Kemp, and on 7 November General Smuts announced that there were but a few scattered bands of rebels in the Transvaal.

The Rebels blockaded a ford in such a way that it was almost impossible for a horse to keep his feet.

We learned afterward that the Rebels made a practice of breaking up all the boats along the shore to prevent negros and their own deserters from escaping to the blockading fleet.

It is said that our officers in the blockading fleet in the Gulf heard from the negros in advance of the publication in the Rebel papers of the issuance of the Proclamation of Emancipation, and of several of our most important Victories.

The Rebels held the strong forts of Caswell and Fisher, at the mouth of Cape Fear River, and outside, the Frying Pan Shoals, which extended along the coast forty or fifty miles, kept our blockading fleet so far off, and made the line so weak and scattered, that there was comparatively little risk to the small, swift-sailing vessels employed by the blockade runners in running through it.

And his songs shall fill all climes, And the rebels shall rise and march again Down the lines of his glorious rhymes.

The codling told us that a Rebel spy had been caught trying its fords a little while ago, and was now at Camp Curtin with a heavy ball chained to his leg,--a popular story, but a lie, Dr.