Rave vs Drave - What's the difference?
As a noun rave
is an enthusiastic review (such as of a play) or rave
can be one of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
As a verb rave
is to wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
As a proper noun drave is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.
An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
(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
To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
- Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
* 1748 , David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding , Section 3. § 5.
- The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on .
- A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
- He raved about her beauty.
(obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
- The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
To attend a rave (dance party).
English dialect raves, or .
One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
* 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Howli Thana’, Black and White , Folio Society 2005, p. 387:
- I do not know its name, but the Sahib sat in the midst of three silver wheels that made no creaking, and drave them with his legs, prancing like a bean-fed horse—thus.