riot (

     n 1: a public act of violence by an unruly mob [syn: {public
     2: a state of disorder involving group violence [syn: rioting]
     3: a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh, sidesplitter,
         howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow]
     4: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and
        promiscuity [syn: orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia,
         bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry]
     v 1: take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in
          a riot; "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
     2: engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out
        carousing last night" [syn: carouse, roister]