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Definition of "rave" []

  • To speak wildly, irrationally, or incoherently. (verb-intransitive)
  • To roar; rage: The storm raved along the coast. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak or write with wild enthusiasm: Critics raved about the new play. (verb-intransitive)
  • To attend a rave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter or express in a frenzied manner. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter (something) in a wild or incoherent manner, as when mad or delirious (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To speak in an angry uncontrolled manner (verb)
  • (of the sea, wind, etc) to rage or roar (verb)
  • To write or speak (about) with great enthusiasm (verb)
  • To enjoy oneself wildly or uninhibitedly (verb)
  • Enthusiastic or extravagant praise (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A party (noun)
  • A professionally organized party for young people, with electronic dance music, sometimes held in a field or disused building (noun)
  • A fad or fashion (noun)
  • A name given to various types of dance music, such as techno, that feature fast electronic rhythm (noun)

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Use "rave" in a sentence
  • "This party theme subculture generally grew in numbers around 1980s, and the term rave was used to describe acid-house movements and "E" - fueled club scenes in Houston."
  • "Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had called on his team to maintain the momentum which has dragged them right back into the title rave with five wins from six but it was Everton who made the better start."
  • "The fact that anyone listens to either one of them or takes them seriously when they rant and rave is the surest indication of just how much the American educational system has failed. nea-nea"