rave


1rave

verb \ˈrāv\

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

: to talk loudly in an angry or wild way

ravedrav·ing

Full Definition of RAVE

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

Related to RAVE

2rave

noun

: 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
:  an act or instance of raving
2
:  an extravagantly favorable criticism <the play received the critics' raves>
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>

First Known Use of RAVE

1598

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