Origin of rave

1
1325–75; 1915–25 for def 2; Middle English raven (v.), probably < Middle French resver to wander, be delirious

Related forms

rav·er, noun

Definition for rave (2 of 2)

rave

2
[ reyv ]
/ reɪv /

noun

a vertical sidepiece of a wagon or other vehicle.

Origin of rave

2
1520–30; alteration of dial. rathe, Middle English < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for rave (1 of 2)

rave

1
/ (reɪv) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for rave

C14 raven, apparently from Old French resver to wander

British Dictionary definitions for rave (2 of 2)

rave

2
/ (reɪv) /

noun

a vertical sidepiece on a wagon

Word Origin for rave

C16: modification of dialect rathe, of uncertain origin
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Idioms and Phrases with rave

rave


see rant and rave; stark raving mad.

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