WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
rant /rænt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to speak or talk in a wild or violent way;
    rave: [no object]She came home ranting about how everybody hated her.[+ that clause]She ranted that nobody loved her.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
rant  (rant),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently;
    talk in a wild or vehement way;
    rave:The demagogue ranted for hours.

  1. to utter or declaim in a ranting manner.

  1. ranting, extravagant, or violent declamation.
  2. a ranting utterance.
ranter, n. 
ranting•ly, adv. 
  • Dutch ranten (obsolete) to talk foolishly
  • 1590–1600
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bombast, extravagance.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rant /rænt/ vb
  1. to utter (something) in loud, violent, or bombastic tones
  1. loud, declamatory, or extravagant speech; bombast
Etymology: 16th Century: from Dutch ranten to rave; related to German ranzen to gambol

ˈranter n ˈrantingly adv

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