Rave (rāv), v. i. [imp. &
p. p. Raved (rāvd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Raving.] [F. rêver 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
The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went
raving down the valley to the gorge of
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
The hallowed scene
Which others rave of, though they know it not.
Rave, v. t. To utter in madness or
frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave nonsense.
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
Rave (rāv), obs. imp. of