verb (used without object), raved, rav·ing.
verb (used with object), raved, rav·ing.
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Origin of rave1
OTHER WORDS FROM raveraver, noun
Words nearby rave
Definition for rave (2 of 2)
Origin of rave2
Example sentences from the Web for rave
Scientists rave about how cheap and easy it is to use CRISPR.2020 chemistry Nobel goes for CRISPR, the gene-editing tool|Tina Hesman Saey|October 8, 2020|Science News For Students
Scientists rave about how cheap, versatile and easy to use CRISPR is.
Traditionally we design and test our garments over months or even years, as was the case with our raved-about jumpsuits.Your Favorite Apron and Kitchen Gear Companies Are Now Making Face Masks|Ellie Krupnick|October 6, 2020|Eater
It causes a unique, altered state of mind when taken at certain doses, and sort of a hallucinogenic state almost, and it got famous for folks taking it at raves and things like that.How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 1, 2020|Freakonomics
Then they wrote big checks and raved coyly about how they now understood the future of computing.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one|Verne Kopytoff|September 26, 2020|Fortune
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
British Dictionary definitions for rave (1 of 2)
- enthusiastic or extravagant praise
- (as modifier)a rave review
- Also called: rave-up a party
- a professionally organized party for young people, with electronic dance music, sometimes held in a field or disused building
Word Origin for rave
British Dictionary definitions for rave (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rave
Idioms and Phrases with rave
see rant and rave; stark raving mad.