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

In our madness evermore we rave. --Chaucer.

Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?

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

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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