Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “rave”

rave

noun [C]     /reɪv/ mainly UK informal
an event where young people dance to modern electronic music and sometimes take illegal drugs : an all-night / open-air rave rave music Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of rave noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rave

Definitions of “rave” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More