What does RAVE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ravenoun

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

    "raves are very popular in Berlin"

  2. raveverb

    an extravagantly enthusiastic review

    "he gave it a rave"

  3. raveverb

    participate in an all-night techno dance party

  4. rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, raveverb

    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

  5. rave, gushverb

    praise enthusiastically

    "She raved about that new restaurant"


  1. Ravenoun

    An instance of raving.

  2. Ravenoun

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


  1. ravenoun

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

  2. ravenoun

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

  3. raveverb

    To speak or write wildly or incoherently

  4. raveverb

    To attend a rave

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rave

    imp. of Rive

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

  2. Ravenoun

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

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

  3. Raveverb

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

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

  4. Raveverb

    to rush wildly or furiously

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

  5. Raveverb

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

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

  6. Raveverb

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

    Etymology: [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

Examples of RAVE in a Sentence

  1. Tim Ripley:

    We rant and rave and we shout at the ambassador and we hope it all goes away, i don't see at this point in time us being able to offer a concession that can resolve the crisis. Providing security and escort for future ships is a different matter.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Dan Jenkins:

    Even though I was making a stab at humor, I dont think I ever wrote a line I didnt believe, i tried not to draw too much blood. I tried to rave about all the heroes of the game, and they deserved it. ... When something great happens like when an Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan happens you dont have to be funny, you just have to be accurate.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. tranquillity
    • B. confectionery
    • C. temptation
    • D. perusal

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