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Adjective rebel has 2 senses
  1. rebel - used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel yell"
    northern (indirect, via southern)
  2. rebel, rebelling, rebellious - participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"
    Antonym: loyal (indirect, via disloyal)
Noun rebel has 3 senses
  1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback - `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
    --1 is a kind of Confederate soldier
  2. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    --2 is a kind of revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter; reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist
    --2 has particulars:
     mutineer; Young Turk; Turner, Nat Turner; Vesey, Denmark Vesey; Wallace, Sir William Wallace
    Derived form: verb rebel1
  3. maverick, rebel - someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    --3 is a kind of nonconformist, recusant
    Derived form: verb rebel2
Verb rebel has 2 senses
  1. rebel, arise, rise, rise up - take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    --1 is one way to protest, resist, dissent
    Derived forms: noun rebel2, noun rebellion2
    Sample sentence:
    They rebel
  2. rebel, renegade - break with established customs
    --2 is one way to protest, resist, dissent
    Derived forms: noun rebel3, noun rebellion1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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