- Rave means an enthusiastic expression.
An example of rave used as an adjective is the term "rave review" which means a review that really praises something.
- The definition of a rave is an enthusiastic review, or an all night dance party.
- An example of a rave is a newspaper review that highly praises a restaurant.
- An example of a rave is a party where people dance to techno with glow sticks.
- To rave is defined as to speak or move violently or wildly, particularly in appreciation of something.
An example of to rave is to talk with enthusiasm about how great a restaurant is.
intransitive verbraved, raving
- to talk incoherently or wildly, as in a delirious or demented state
- to talk with great or excessive enthusiasm (about)
- to rage or roar, as a storm
Origin of raveMiddle English raven, probably ; from Old French raver, variant, variety of rever, resver, to roam (from source French rêver, to dream) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps re-, re- + an unverified form esver, to roam, wander ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exvagare, for Classical Latin evagari, to roam about (; from e-, for ex-, out + vagari): see vagary
- an act or instance of raving
- a raving action or speech
- a kind of loosely organized dance party, lasting through the night, that originated in Britain in the 1980s: a rave features techno music and typically includes the use of psychedelic drugs
- ☆ Informal an extremely or excessively enthusiastic commendation: often used attributively
verbraved raved, rav·ing, raves
- To speak wildly, irrationally, or incoherently.
- To move with great violence or intensity: The storm raved along the coast.
- To speak or write with wild enthusiasm: Critics raved about the new play.
- To attend a rave.
- The act or an instance of raving.
- Informal An extravagantly enthusiastic opinion or review: The play received raves.
- a. An all-night dance party, especially one at which techno, house, or other electronically synthesized music is played.b. Chiefly British A raucous party; a rave-up.
Origin of raveMiddle English raven, from Old North French raver, variant of resver, to dream, wander, rave.
(third-person singular simple present raves, present participle raving, simple past and past participle raved)
- To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
- To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
- To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.
- He raved about her beauty.
- To attend a rave (dance party).
English dialect raves, or rathes (“a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.”).