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Meaning of “rave” in the English Dictionary

"rave" in British English

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raveverb [I]

uk   us   /reɪv/

raveadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /reɪv/ informal

ravenoun [C]

uk   us   /reɪv/ mainly UK informal
an ​event where ​youngpeopledance to ​modernelectronicmusic and sometimes take ​illegaldrugs: an ​all-night/​open-air rave rave ​music
(Definition of rave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rave" in American English

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raveadjective

 us   /reɪv/
  • rave adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

admiring; giving ​praise: The show has ​received rave ​reviews.
rave
noun [C]  us   /reɪv/
Her ​speechdrew raves from everyone.

raveverb [I]

 us   /reɪv/
  • rave verb [I] (SPEAK FOOLISHLY)

to ​speak or ​shout in a way that is out of ​control, usually because of ​anger or ​mentalillness: She was ​wild and raving, ​tearing up her ​books.
  • rave verb [I] (SHOW ENTHUSIASM)

infml to ​expresspraise and ​admiration for someone or something ​enthusiastically: Everyone is raving about that new Vietnamese ​restaurant.
(Definition of rave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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