verb (used without object), raved, rav·ing.
verb (used with object), raved, rav·ing.
Origin of rave1
Synonyms for rave
Origin of rave2
Related Words for raverant, babble, fume, rhapsodize, gush, orate, declaim, prate, storm, harangue, rage, roar, thunder, rail, splutter, gabble, mouth, perorate, prattle, jabber
Examples from the Web for rave
Contemporary Examples of rave
But although the movie has gathered awards and some rave reviews I, for one, never felt I was close to seeing this happen.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
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
July 26, 2014
He was, in his day, one of the great totems of Manchester's 'Madchester' rave scene.Bez To Stand For Parliament
March 15, 2014
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?
January 17, 2014
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
November 23, 2013
Historical Examples of rave
"Let him rave," he observed enigmatically, and began to smoke.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
To come to rave against and abuse my dearest, dearest, faultless friend!Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
I've got you this opportunity, and you do nothing but rave up and down, and talk nonsense!Joy (First Series Plays)
The patient had ceased to rave and was lying quiet on the bed.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
The men all rave of her, so that we are half jealous already.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
- 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.