What does raving mean?

Definitions for raving
ˈreɪ vɪŋrav·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ravingadverb

    declaiming wildly

    "the raving of maniacs"

  2. raving, ravinglyadverb

    in a raving manner

    "raving mad"


  1. ravingnoun

    Wild, incoherent, or irrational talk.

  2. ravingadverb


    He went stark, raving mad.

  3. ravingadjective

    Talking wildly.

  4. ravingadjective

    Causing excitement or wild praise.

    She was not considered a raving beauty.


  1. raving

    Raving can be understood in two main ways: 1) As a verb, it refers to talking wildly, incoherently, or irrationally, often due to excitement, anger, or other intense emotions. It can also mean speaking about something enthusiastically or extravagantly. 2) As an adjective, it is used to describe a person participating in energetic dancing at a party or festival, typically to electronic music. This usage comes from the term "rave party" or "rave," referring to massive parties featuring electronic dance music. Its meaning can change based on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raving

    of Rave

  2. Ravingadjective

    talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic


  1. Raving

    Raving is a 2007 American short film written and directed by Julia Stiles. It was produced by Plum Pictures. The film stars Bill Irwin and Zooey Deschanel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raving in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of raving in a Sentence

  1. Charles McDiarmid:

    Everyone thought we were stark raving mad to be promoting bad weather.

  2. Madonna:

    Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.

  3. Marjorie Taylor:

    Cori Bush, Cori Bush's accusing me of attacking Cori Bush and claiming Cori Bush's got tomove heroffice. No. That's crazy, i'm just so lucky that I was actually ranting and raving about that stuff onFacebook LivethatI have that video.

  4. Norm Papernick:

    Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

  5. Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

    Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.

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