rave

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: rāv, IPA(key): /ɹeɪv/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪv

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English raven (to rave; talk like a madman), from Old French raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin. Compare rove.

Noun[edit]

rave (countable and uncountable, plural raves)

  1. An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
    • 1989, The New York Times Theater Reviews, 1920- (volume 18, page 167)
      The first-night audience, yes. The first-night reviewers, not exactly. The notices have so far been mixed, only The Financial Times having delivered itself of an unequivocal rave.
  2. An all-night dance party with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  3. (music, uncountable) The genres of electronic dance music usually 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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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1713, Joseph Addison, Cato, published 1712, [Act 4, scene 1]:
    • 1848, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 13, in The History of England from the Accession of James II:
      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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Byron and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

rave (plural raves)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

rave

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of rive

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.
(See the entry for rave in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin raphănus, from Ancient Greek ῥάφανος (rháphanos)[1]. Cf. also French rave.

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Noun[edit]

rave m (plural raves)

  1. radish
  2. (figuratively) trifle (thing of little importance or worth)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “rave” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːvə/, [ˈʁɑːwə]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. reel
  2. stagger, totter, lurch

Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

rave

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

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French, from Latin rapa, plural of rāpum, used instead as a feminine singular. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *rap-. Compare Italian rapa and Venetian rava.

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Noun[edit]

rave m (plural raves)

  1. beet, turnip

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English rave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rave m (plural raves)

  1. rave party

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rāve

  1. vocative masculine singular of rāvus

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

rave

  1. Alternative form of reif

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rave f (plural raves)

  1. rave (party)

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rave

  1. plural of rava