What does RAVE mean?

Definitions for RAVE

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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"


  1. Rave(n.)

    An instance of raving.

  2. Rave(n.)

    A highly flattering or enthusiastic review of a play, book, etc.


  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

  7. Origin: [Prov. E. raves, or rathes, a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rave

    rāv, v.i. to be mad: to be wild or raging, like a madman: to talk irrationally.—v.t. to utter wildly.—ns. Rā′ver, one who raves or is furious; Rā′ving, furious talk.—adj. delirious: distracted.—adv. Rā′vingly, in a raving manner: with frenzy: with distraction. [O. Fr. râver (Fr. rêver), to be delirious—L. rabies, madness.]

  2. Rave

    rāv, n. one of the side pieces of a wagon.

  3. Rave

    rāv, old pa.t. of rive.

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marco Rubio:

    I'm a little old to be going to a rave. Although I have the boots for it!

  2. Dylan Thomas:

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  3. Dylan Thomas, Collected poems (1952):

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    North American Free Trade Agreement's true that too often past trade deals have been sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that didn't pan out, the answer is not to rant and rave, or cut ourselves off from the world.

  5. Luanne Haygood:

    If I let my emotions go, I’m going to lose it. I’m going to cry, cuss, rant and rave. Nobody will listen to me. ‘Oh, that’s the crazy lady’ or whatever, i want something done. I want other kids to not have to go through this.

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Translations for RAVE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • delirioSpanish
  • reivata, höpistä, ylistys, houria, reivit, höpöttää, horistaFinnish
  • rave, orgia, farneticare, critica entusiasta, delirare, baldoriaItalian
  • レイヴ, レイブJapanese
  • tupehau, tīhāhā, hakahakaMāori
  • devanearPortuguese

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