Last modified on 11 July 2014, at 13:00

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.

NounEdit

rave (plural raves)

  1. An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
  2. An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  3. (uncountable) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties.
    • 2009, Chrysalis Experiential Academy, Mind Harvesting (page 109)
      Maybe I wear baggies / And white socks with flip-flops / Maybe I don't like listening to rave / And I'm not on the social mountaintops
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VerbEdit

rave (third-person singular simple present raves, present participle raving, simple past and past participle raved)

  1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
    • Addison
      Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
    • Macaulay
      The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
  2. To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Section 3. § 5.
      A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
  3. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.
    He raved about her beauty.
    • Byron
      The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
  4. (obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  5. To attend a rave (dance party).
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Etymology 2Edit

English dialect raves, or rathes (a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.).

NounEdit

rave (plural raves)

  1. One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rāpum.

NounEdit

rave m (plural raves)

  1. radish

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /raːvə/, [ˈʁɑːwə]

VerbEdit

rave (imperative rav, infinitive at rave, present tense raver, past tense ravede, past participle har ravet)

  1. reel
  2. stagger, totter, lurch

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VerbEdit

rave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of raven
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of raven
  3. imperative of raven

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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin rapa, plural of rāpum, used instead as a feminine singular. Compare Italian rapa and Venetian rava.

NounEdit

rave m (plural raves)

  1. beet, turnip

Etymology 2Edit

From English

NounEdit

rave m (plural raves)

  1. rave party

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rāve

  1. vocative masculine singular of rāvus

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

rave f

  1. plural form of rava