Rave definition

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To speak wildly, irrationally, or incoherently.
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To utter incoherently.
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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.

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One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
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To utter or express in a frenzied or unrestrained manner.
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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.

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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.

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To move with great violence or intensity.

The storm raved along the coast.

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To speak or write with wild enthusiasm.

Critics raved about the new play.

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To attend a rave.
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The act or an instance of raving.
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(informal) An extravagantly enthusiastic opinion or review.

The play received raves.

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An all-night dance party, especially one at which techno, house, or other electronically synthesized music is played.
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(chiefly british) A raucous party; a rave-up.
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Relating to or being an extravagantly enthusiastic opinion or review.
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To talk incoherently or wildly, as in a delirious or demented state.
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To talk with great or excessive enthusiasm (about)
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To rage or roar, as a storm.
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An act or instance of raving.
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A raving action or speech.
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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.
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(informal) An extremely or excessively enthusiastic commendation.
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An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
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An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
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(uncountable) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties.
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To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
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To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.

He raved about her beauty.

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To attend a rave (dance party).
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rave
Plural:
raves

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 Wiktionary

  • From Old French raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary