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rave

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verb \ˈrāv\

Simple Definition of rave

  • : to talk or write about someone or something in an excited or enthusiastic way

  • : to talk loudly in an angry or wild way

Full Definition of rave

ravedrav·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to talk irrationally in or as if in delirium b :  to speak out wildly c :  to talk with extreme enthusiasm <raved about its beauty>

  3. 2 :  to move or advance violently :  storm <the iced gusts still rave and beat — John Keats>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter in madness or frenzy

Examples of rave

  1. It's his best performance yet, raved one movie critic.

  2. The guy on the corner was raving like a madman.

  3. The coach ranted and raved at the referee.



Origin of rave

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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rave

noun

Simple Definition of rave

  • : a statement of enthusiastic praise or approval

  • : a large party that lasts all night in which people dance to electronic dance music

Full Definition of rave

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of raving

  2. 2 :  an extravagantly favorable criticism <the play received the critics' raves>

  3. 3 :  a large overnight dance party featuring techno music and usually involving the taking of mind-altering drugs

Examples of rave

  1. Her review of the movie was a rave.

  2. <the books have received even more raves from parents than from the kids they were written for>



1598

First Known Use of rave

1598



RAVE Defined for Kids

rave

play
verb \ˈrāv\

Definition of rave

ravedrav·ing

  1. 1 :  to talk wildly or as if crazy <They … raved and ranted until they were on the verge of blows … — Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth>

  2. 2 :  to talk with great enthusiasm <He raved about the new play.>





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