Raved vs Rayed - What's the difference?

raved | rayed |


As verbs the difference between raved and rayed

is that raved is (rave) while rayed is (ray).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

raved

English

Verb

(head)
  • (rave)
  • Anagrams

    *

    rave

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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

    Verb

    (rav)
  • To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  • * Addison
  • Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
  • * Macaulay
  • The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
  • To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  • * 1748 , David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding , Section 3. ยง 5.
  • A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
  • To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on .
  • He raved about her beauty.
  • * Byron
  • The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
  • (obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
  • (Spenser)
  • To attend a rave (dance party).
  • See also

    * rant

    Etymology 2

    English dialect raves, or .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

    * ----

    rayed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (ray)
  • Anagrams

    * * *

    ray

    English

    Etymology 1

    Via (etyl), from (etyl) rai, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A beam of light or radiation.
  • I saw a ray of light through the clouds.
  • (zoology) A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
  • (zoology) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
  • (botany) A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, such as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius.
  • (obsolete) Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • All eyes direct their rays / On him, and crowds turn coxcombs as they gaze.
  • (mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
  • (colloquial) A tiny amount.
  • Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope .
    Derived terms
    * death ray * gamma ray * manta ray * ray gun * stingray * X-ray

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To emit something as if in rays.
  • To radiate as if in rays
  • (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
  • Etymology 3

    Shortened from array.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To arrange.
  • (obsolete) To stain or soil; to defile.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.4:
  • From his soft eyes the teares he wypt away, / And form his face the filth that did it ray .

    Etymology 4

    From its sound, by analogy with the letters chay, jay, gay, kay, which it resembles graphically.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The name of the letter ?/?, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.
  • Etymology 5

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Array; order; arrangement; dress.
  • * Spenser
  • And spoiling all her gears and goodly ray .

    Etymology 6

    Alternative forms.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music)