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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of rave

1
First recorded in 1325–75; 1915–25 for def. 2; 1960–65 for def. 7; 1985–90 for def. 8; Middle English verb raven, probably from Middle French resver “to wander, be delirious”; further origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM rave

raver, noun

Definition for rave (2 of 2)

rave2
[ 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)

rave1
/ (reɪv) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for rave

C14 raven, apparently from Old French resver to wander

British Dictionary definitions for rave (2 of 2)

rave2
/ (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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