Definition of


  1. (noun, event) a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
  2. (noun, communication) an extravagantly enthusiastic review
  3. (verb, social) participate in an all-night techno dance party
  4. (verb, communication) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
  5. (verb, communication) praise enthusiastically

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Synonyms of Rave

gush, jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, spout

Alternate forms of Rave

Derivations: rave, raver, raving

Hypernyms: critical review, critique, dance, mouth, party, praise, review, review article, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Origin of the word Rave

  1. late 14c., "to show signs of madness or delirium," from O.Fr. raver, variant of resver "to dream, wander, rave," of unknown origin (see reverie). The identical (in form) verb meaning "to wander, stray, rove" first appeared c.1300 in Scottish and northern dialect, and is probably from an unrelated Scand. word (cf. Icelandic rafa). Sense of "talk enthusiastic… more

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Words that sound like Rave

r.v., rabbi, rabi i, rabi ii, raf, raffia, rap, rape, raphe, raphia, rappee, rarefy, rarify, rave-up, rb, rbi, reap, reave, reb, rebuff, reef, reefy, reeve, ref, reify, rep, repay, repp, rev, rev up, review, revive, revivify, revue, rf, rhaphe, rib

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