Rave



[reyv] /reɪv/

verb (used without object), raved, raving.
1.
to talk wildly, as in delirium.
2.
to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm:
She raved about her trip to Europe.
3.
(of wind, water, storms, etc.) to make a wild or furious sound; rage.
verb (used with object), raved, raving.
4.
to utter as if in madness.
noun
5.
an act of raving.
6.
an extravagantly enthusiastic appraisal or review of something.
7.
Chiefly British Slang. a boisterous party, especially a dance.
adjective
8.
extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic:
rave reviews of a new play.
[reyv] /reɪv/
noun
1.
a vertical sidepiece of a wagon or other vehicle.
/reɪv/
verb
1.
to utter (something) in a wild or incoherent manner, as when mad or delirious
2.
(intransitive) to speak in an angry uncontrolled manner
3.
(intransitive) (of the sea, wind, etc) to rage or roar
4.
(intransitive; foll by over or about) (informal) to write or speak (about) with great enthusiasm
5.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to enjoy oneself wildly or uninhibitedly
noun
6.
(informal)

7.
(Brit, slang)

8.
(Brit, slang) a fad or fashion: the latest rave
9.
a name given to various types of dance music, such as techno, that feature fast electronic rhythm
/reɪv/
noun
1.
a vertical sidepiece on a wagon
v.

early 14c., “to show signs of madness or delirium,” from Old French raver, variant of resver “to dream; wander here and there, prowl; behave madly, be crazy,” of unknown origin (cf. reverie). The identical (in form) verb meaning “to wander, stray, rove” first appeared c.1300 in Scottish and northern dialect, and is probably from an unrelated Scandinavian word (cf. Icelandic rafa). Sense of “talk enthusiastically about” first recorded 1704. Related: Raved; raving.
n.

“act of raving,” 1590s, from rave (v.). Meaning “temporary popular enthusiasm” is from 1902; that of “highly flattering review” is from 1926. Sense of “rowdy party” is from 1960; rave-up was British slang for “wild party” from 1940; specific modern sense of “mass party with loud, fast electronic music and often psychedelic drugs” is from 1989.

modifier

: rave notices

noun

verb

To commend or applaud enthusiastically: He’s raving over this new book (1816+)

Related Terms

fave

[rave meant ”party” in British slang by 1960]

[WPI] 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject.
2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little.
3. To complain to a person who is not in a position to correct the difficulty.
4. To purposely annoy another person verbally.
5. To evangelise. See flame.
6. Also used to describe a less negative form of blather, such as friendly bullshitting. “Rave” differs slightly from flame in that “rave” implies that it is the persistence or obliviousness of the person speaking that is annoying, while flame implies somewhat more strongly that the tone or content is offensive as well.
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