verb (used without object), raved, rav·ing.
verb (used with object), raved, rav·ing.
Origin of rave1
Origin of rave2
Examples from the Web for rave
But although the movie has gathered awards and some rave reviews I, for one, never felt I was close to seeing this happen.
Their sixth movie, Fargo, had come out to rave reviews and good box office that March.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life|Alex Belth|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was, in his day, one of the great totems of Manchester's 'Madchester' rave scene.
Apologies, of course, if you have done cocaine at a Williamsburg rave while wearing a mesh tanktop recently.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much?|Kevin Fallon|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hawke may be best known for movies, including Before Midnight which opened this summer to rave reviews.Ethan Hawke On His Murderous, Seductive Turn as Macbeth|Janice Kaplan|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let him rave, if that's the way he wants to repay faithfulness.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
In this case there may or may not be a feeling of affection for the girl by her 'rave,' though minus all the emotional feelings.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The leader before had been so cross and savage, I thought he would just rave now.Great Violinists And Pianists|George T. Ferris
She continued to rave wildly until the potent drug took effect on her overwrought system and produced a deep, unnatural slumber.The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie's Terrible Secret|Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller
Now, dear Mr. Powell, let me have the pleasure to hear you rave.The Female Wits|Anonymous
- enthusiastic or extravagant praise
- (as modifier)a rave review
- Also called: rave-upa party
- a professionally organized party for young people, with electronic dance music, sometimes held in a field or disused building
Word Origin for rave
Word Origin for rave
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.
"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.
see rant and rave; stark raving mad.