Definitions for: Rave


[n] an extravagantly enthusiastic review; "he gave it a rave"
[n] a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played; "raves are very popular in Berlin"
[v] praise enthusiastically; "She raved about that new restaurant"
[v] talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
[v] participate in an all-night techno dance party



Webster (1913) Definition: Rave, n. [Prov. E. raves, or rathes, a frame laid on a
wagon, for carrying hay, etc.]
One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or
a sleigh.


Rave, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raved; p. pr. & vb. n.
Raving.] [F. r[^e]ver to rave, to be delirious, to dream;
perhaps fr. L. rabere to rave, rage, be mad or furious. Cf.
Rage, Reverie.]
1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk
or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a
madman.

In our madness evermore we rave. --Chaucer.

Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
--Addison.

The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went
raving down the valley to the gorge of Kiliecrankie.
--Macaulay.

2. To rush wildly or furiously. --Spencer.

3. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion
or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he
raved about her beauty.

The hallowed scene Which others rave on, though they
know it not. --Byron.


Rave, v. t.
To utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave
nonsense. --Young.

Synonyms: gush, jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, spout

See Also: critical review, critique, dance, mouth, party, praise, review, review article, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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