Rave

Definition of Rave

Pronunciation: rāv
imp.1.imp. of Rive.
n.1.One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
v. i.1.To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman.
[imp. & p. p. Raved (rāvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raving.]
In our madness evermore we rave.
- Chaucer.
Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
- Addison.
The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
- Macaulay.
2.To rush wildly or furiously.
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 of, though they know it not.
- Byron.
v. t.1.To utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave nonsense.
n.1.An instance of raving.
2.A highly flattering or enthusiastic review of a play, book, etc.
3.A clamorous dance party, especially one featuring a band or disc jockey playing loud modern rock music oriented toward young people, held in a large room such as a warehouse, often organized by an informal or ad hoc sponsor.

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