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raving

noun rav·ing \ ˈrā-viŋ \
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

Definition of raving

: irrational, incoherent, wild, or extravagant utterance or declamation usually used in plural

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First Known Use of raving

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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raving

adjective

Definition of raving

1 : talking wildly or irrationally
  • a raving lunatic
2 : ravishing
  • a raving beauty

First Known Use of raving

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RAVING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of raving for English Language Learners

  • : talking or acting in a crazy way

  • : very great



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