Nearby words

  1. rav,
  2. ravage,
  3. ravages,
  4. ravana,
  5. ravc,
  6. rave hook,
  7. rave-up,
  8. ravel,
  9. ravel, maurice,
  10. ravelin

Origin of rave

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

Related formsrav·er, noun

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

rave

1
/ (reɪv) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for rave

C14 raven, apparently from Old French resver to wander

noun

a vertical sidepiece on a wagon

Word Origin for rave

C16: modification of dialect rathe, of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for rave
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Idioms and Phrases with rave

rave

see rant and rave; stark raving mad.

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