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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ranting and raving
▪ Why don’t you stop ranting and raving for a minute and listen?
stark raving mad (=completely crazy)
▪ My friends all think I’m stark raving mad .
▪ While southern church folk ranted about the invasion of do-gooders, they raved about black roles in Reconstruction.
▪ She was allowed to talk about herself if he was allowed to rave on about black men.
▪ I said and scooped him up, letting Clarisa rave on.
▪ Luke would rave on about change.
▪ Should I rave on at him for being a litter lout?
▪ They bubbled with enthusiasm, all talking at the same time while raving on about the beauty of the bush walk.
▪ The night staff finally congregated outside my room trying endless combinations of key card whilst I ranted and raved.
▪ We need to rant and rave against your military spending to justify ours.
▪ Its as if he was ranting and raving when he said it.
▪ Because in the face of an injustice he will rant and rave.
▪ He ranted and raved because he found out years afterwards what it was the other swine had taken.
▪ She ranted and raved for hours.
▪ Coach Bill Oates does not rant and rave on the sideline.
▪ There will be those who would rant and rave at the move, who will claim the Warriors made a huge mistake.
(stark) raving mad/bonkers
▪ All of this doesn't mean he wasn't stark raving mad, and just putting on.
stark raving mad/bonkers
▪ All of this doesn't mean he wasn't stark raving mad, and just putting on.
▪ Newman was raving and banging his head on the wall of his cell.
▪ Basically everyone raved about Leeds that day - and Tuesday was a comfortable if a little uninspired.
▪ Coach Bill Oates does not rant and rave on the sideline.
▪ He was raving at Maurin, at all the people who had failed to live up to his expectations of them.
▪ They would rave for twenty minutes about the mouse, and totally ignore the significance of bit-mapping.
▪ Even so there are rumours of an illegal rave.
▪ Here the helicopter spotted a crowd gathering for an illegal rave in Buckinghamshire.
▪ Read in studio Police chiefs say an operation to stop an illegal rave party was a great success.
▪ Last year illegal raves were held on Portstewart's Strand at weekends.
▪ The barricades go up to block an illegal rave.
▪ Read in studio Two councils have obtained high court injunctions in an attempt to stop an illegal rave party going ahead.
▪ Heroin haul ... police seize drugs at illegal rave party site.
▪ Heroin haul ... police seize drugs at illegal rave party site.
▪ Last year Ecstacy claimed the lives of at least fourteen people, some of them at rave parties.
▪ Police have now warned of tough action against plans to hold any future rave parties.
▪ Read in studio Police chiefs say an operation to stop an illegal rave party was a great success.
▪ Read in studio Gloucestershire Police are warning that a spate of rave parties will put their budget in the red.
▪ A large marquee had been erected and the camp became giant rave party.
▪ After pitching their tents, the travellers held a rave party that went on for 3 days and nights.
▪ Read in studio Health officials are warning that so-called rave parties could lead to a drug epidemic.
▪ The rave scene has never been bigger.
▪ Even so there are rumours of an illegal rave.
▪ I am a great fan of rave music yet the lyrics have never made me want to try the drug.
▪ Now they're investigating how the rave was organised.
▪ Police have now warned of tough action against plans to hold any future rave parties.
▪ The black markets proffer Levis, pirated rave music and electric kettles.
▪ There were critical raves, too, for Revelations and for a dance by John Butler.
▪ They say the rave will be big but like its mascot it will also be inoffensive.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rave \Rave\ (r[=a]v), obs. imp. of Rive.


Rave \Rave\, n. [Prov. E. raves, or rathes, a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.] One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.


Rave \Rave\, v. t. To utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave nonsense.


Rave \Rave\, n.

  1. An instance of raving.

  2. A highly flattering or enthusiastic review of a play, book, etc.

  3. A clamorous dance party, especially one featuring a band or disc jockey playing loud modern rock music oriented toward young people, held in a large room such as a warehouse, often organized by an informal or ad hoc sponsor. [originally British slang]


Rave \Rave\ (r[=a]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raved (r[=a]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raving.] [F. r[^e]ver to rave, to be delirious, to dream; perhaps fr. L. rabere to rave, rage, be mad or furious. Cf. Rage, Reverie.]

  1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman.

    In our madness evermore we rave.

    Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?

    The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.

  2. To rush wildly or furiously.

  3. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he raved about her beauty.

    The hallowed scene Which others rave of, though they know it not.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "to show signs of madness or delirium," from Old French raver, variant of resver "to dream; wander here and there, prowl; behave madly, be crazy," of unknown origin (compare 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 Scandinavian word (such as Icelandic rafa). Sense of "talk enthusiastically about" first recorded 1704. Related: Raved; raving.


"act of raving," 1590s, from rave (v.). Meaning "temporary popular enthusiasm" is from 1902; that of "highly flattering review" is from 1926. Sense of "rowdy party" is from 1960; rave-up was British slang for "wild party" from 1940; specific modern sense of "mass party with loud, fast electronic music and often psychedelic drugs" is from 1989.


Etymology 1 n. 1 An enthusiastic review (such as of a play). 2 An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly club drug. 3 (context uncountable English) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties. vb. 1 To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging. 2 To speak or write wildly or incoherently. 3 To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by ''about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on''. 4 (context obsolete English) To rush wildly or furiously. 5 To attend a rave (dance party). Etymology 2

n. One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.

  1. n. a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played; "raves are very popular in Berlin"

  2. an extravagantly enthusiastic review; "he gave it a rave"

  1. v. participate in an all-night techno dance party

  2. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn: rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on]

  3. praise enthusiastically; "She raved about that new restaurant" [syn: gush]


RAVE can refer to:

  • Radial Velocity Experiment, spectroscopic astronomical survey
  • RAVE (known as Rave Master in English), a manga series
  • Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (RAVE Act)
  • Rendering Acceleration Virtual Engine, a low-level interface to 3D graphics cards for Mac OS and MorphOS
  • Routing Audio Via Ethernet, a brand of audio over Ethernet
  • Rave
Rave (disambiguation)

Rave is a kind of dance party.

Rave may also refer to:

    • Free party, an illegal rave
    • Rave music, music for dancing
  • Rave Master, a 1999 anime and manga franchise, also known as Groove Adventure Rave
  • Rave Motion Pictures, a defunct movie theater company that is now part of Cinemark since 2013
  • Rave (board game)
  • Rave (magazine), an Indian music magazine
  • Rave (film), a 2000 American film written and directed by Ron Krauss
  • The Rave, a concert venue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • RAVE (survey), RAdial Velocity Experiment, an astronomical survey
  • Rendering Acceleration Virtual Engine, a hardware abstraction layer once used in QuickDraw 3D on Macintosh computers
Rave (magazine)

Rave is an Indian music magazine, launched in March 2002. It was modeled on Rolling Stones magazine. The magazine is published by Soul City Publications ten times per year. In 2004 the US edition began to be published. Its online edition was started in August 2007.

Rave (board game)

Rave is a board game that was created by WOW Enterprises in 1991. The game is based on the subcultural dance movement of the early 1990s.

The game was created by Patrick Treloar (MD of Wow Enterprises) and designed by The Style Bandits (amongst others) Gregg Jones helped paying for it. It contains a section designed by Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz and Tank Girl fame. It went on to sell over 20,000 copies until it was withdrawn from the shelves by WH Smith when the store was made aware of its overtly adult content.

The idea of the game was to drive around looking for fliers and energi [sic] tablets. Once the player had accumulated enough energi tablets, they could then proceed to their rave and dance, until they collected all three sections of the WOW Tryptich.

WOW Enterprises are now engaged in the design and creation of an MMORPG based around the game.

Rave (film)

Rave is an American film written and directed by Ronald Krauss and starring Efren Ramirez, Douglas Spain, Aimee Graham, Nicholle Tom, Dante Basco and Franco Vega.

RAVE (survey)

RAVE (RAdial Velocity Experiment) is a multi-fiber spectroscopic astronomical survey of stars in the Milky Way using the 1.2-metre UK Schmidt Telescope of the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO). The RAVE collaboration consists of researchers from over 20 institutions around the world and is coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

As a southern hemisphere survey covering 20,000 square degrees of the sky, RAVE's primary aim is to derive the radial velocity of stars from the observed spectra. Additional information is also derived such as effective temperature, surface gravity, metallicity, photometric parallax and elemental abundance data for the stars.

On April 5, 2013 RAVE concluded its phase of data taking. In an almost ten year observing campaign, a total of 574,630 spectra have been obtained on 483,330 individual stars by a small team of AAO observers, with other observers making occasional visits from RAVE participating institutions.

Usage examples of "rave".

A gentleman of breeding would be perfectly able to understand that he should be apologizing instead of ranting and raving.

Interestingly, MacArthur, a recently emerged ayatollah, had raved on at one point about the gods putting the stars out.

She raved against me madly, and begged the mother-superior to send me away, as I had come there to damn her.

He praised the Chevalier twins, claiming their galerie had the best tapestries and antique rugs in all of Paris-which to him meant in all the world-and raved about Jacques Perrin, an aggressive dealer who was one of the first foreigners to exhibit at BLIrlington House-the London show that alternated years with the Biennale and admitted more foreign dealers than Grosvenor House.

Toxicologists and criminologists would do well to get wise to this side of their profession, for I am firmly convinced that all this raving of ratsbane, deadly nightshade, cyanide, dhatura and other subtle Hindu poisons in so many of our murder trials could be obviated by the application of a little common sense.

He had not ranted and raved but slipped on a coat and gone to Donnybrook Station with the three Special Branch detectives.

Rave Evermore had tracked the progress of one particular container from bin to bin within the hold and declared that it had accumulated several thousand kilometers of additional tRavel beyond its nominal interplanetary journey.

It was an interested observation, perhaps even an approving one, for Rave Evermore too liked to keep his own counsel.

It was during this slow time that Fent, who until now had been feverish and raving, made something of a recovery.

Wine mellows wi age, an old pots fotch big brass, An fowk rave ov antique this an that, An they worship grey stooans, an old booans, but alas!

It was slow going, and so far had yielded exactly nothing except a recipe for gazpacho that Gary had tried and raved over, but Luke still had hopes of finding a destination, a code, a sentence, something that made sense of the delivery.

And then Norvell had a bright idea and it took a lot more small bills to get the hackie to take them to Belly Rave and an hour to find Lana of the Wabbits.

The official excuse was unspecified breaches of contract but everyone knew that the real reasons were daring to put the longer version of The Portal in their act, upsetting the headliners by getting such a rave reception and the alleged connection between their Italian bootleg and the death of the youth in Sheffield.

Any slack in the conversation was picked up by Celeste, who raved on ad infinitum about Carter.

VooDoo got outside, Kyre helplessly watched him run across the street, cars skidding and swerving to avoid the raving lunatic wailing and running with his arms flailing.