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.
An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
- She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
* 1895 , , Ch X:
- The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
- But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.
* (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade
To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
* 1814 , , Ch XV:
- The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
- This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."
* admonish, berate, lecture