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.
An example of rave used as an adjective is the term "rave review" which means a review that really praises something.
An example of to rave is to talk with enthusiasm about how great a restaurant is.
The storm raved along the coast.
Critics raved about the new play.
The play received raves.
He raved about her beauty.
Other Word Forms
Origin of rave
- Middle English raven from Old North French raver variant of resver to dream, wander, rave
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- English dialect raves, or rathes (“a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.").
- From Old French raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.