Definitions for RAVE

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rave(v.; n.)raved, rav•ing

  1. (v.i.)to talk irrationally, as in delirium.

  2. to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm:

    They raved about the performance.

  3. to make a wild or furious sound, as the wind; rage.

  4. Chiefly Brit. attend a rave.

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  5. (v.t.)to utter as if in delirium.

  6. (n.)an act of raving.

  7. an extravagantly approving appraisal or review.

  8. Chiefly Brit. Slang.a boisterous party, esp. a dance.

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Origin of rave:

1325–75; ME (v.), prob. < MF resver to wander, be delirious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rave(noun)

    a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played

    "raves are very popular in Berlin"

  2. rave(verb)

    an extravagantly enthusiastic review

    "he gave it a rave"

  3. rave(verb)

    participate in an all-night techno dance party

  4. rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, rave(verb)

    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

  5. rave, gush(verb)

    praise enthusiastically

    "She raved about that new restaurant"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rave(verb)ˈeɪv

    to praise enthusiastically

    People were raving about the movie as they left.

  2. raveˈeɪv

    to speak angrily or emotionally

    a woman raving at people in the street


  1. rave(Noun)

    An enthusiastic review (e.g., a play)

  2. rave(Noun)

    An all night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.

  3. rave(Verb)

    To speak or write wildly or incoherently

  4. rave(Verb)

    To attend a rave

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rave

    imp. of Rive

  2. Rave(noun)

    one of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh

  3. Rave(verb)

    to wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman

  4. Rave(verb)

    to rush wildly or furiously

  5. Rave(verb)

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

  6. Rave(verb)

    to utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave nonsense


  1. Rave

    A rave, rave dance, or rave party is a frenzied or boisterous party, originating mostly from acid house music parties, that typically features loud, amplified electronic music and light or laser shows. At these parties people dance and socialize to dance music played by disc jockeys and occasionally live performances. The genres of electronic dance music played include house, trance, techno, jungle, breakbeat, eurodance, liquid funk, drum and bass, drumstep, hardstyle, hardcore techno, gabber, UK hardcore, happy hardcore, psychedelic trance and most other electronic music genres with the accompaniment of laser light shows, projected images, visual effects, paint, glow sticks and smoke machines.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rave

    [WPI] 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject. 2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little. 3. To complain to a person who is not in a position to correct the difficulty. 4. To purposely annoy another person verbally. 5. To evangelize. See flame. 6. Also used to describe a less negative form of blather, such as friendly bullshitting. ‘Rave’ differs slightly from flame in that rave implies that it is the persistence or obliviousness of the person speaking that is annoying, while flame implies somewhat more strongly that the tone or content is offensive as well.

Translations for RAVE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to talk wildly because, or as if, one is mad.

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