(medicine, now chiefly in plural) An abnormal clicking, rattling or crackling sound, made by one or both lungs and heard with a stethoscope, caused by the popping open of airways collapsed by fluid or exudate, or sometimes by pulmonary edema.
* 1840 , CM Billard, A Treatise on the Diseases of Infants , page 416:
* 1861 , Austin Flint, American Medical Times , 7 Dec 1961:
- Michael Colot, aged fifteen days, of a strong constitution, not having been sick from the time of birth, was, on the 22nd of November, taken with a violent cough, accompanied with a rale which could be heard without recourse to auscultation.
* 1894 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Round Red Lamp :
- If you were to tell a patient that he had a ‘rhonchus’ in his chest, he would imagine that it was something formidable, while, if you said that he had a ‘râle ’ he would not be alarmed.
- But after all the educated classes have a right to expect that their medical man will know the difference between a mitral murmur and a bronchitic rale .
* crackles, crepitations
* bilateral; basal, basilar; bibasilar
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.