raving

[rey-ving]
adjective
1.
talking wildly; delirious; frenzied: a raving maniac.
2.
Informal. extraordinary or remarkable: a raving beauty.
adverb
3.
furiously or wildly: a remark that made me raving mad.
noun
4.
Usually, ravings.
a.
irrational, incoherent talk: Putting him in a straitjacket did not stop his ravings.
b.
wildly extravagant or outrageous talk; bombast.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see rave, -ing2, -ing1

ravingly, adverb
unraving, adjective
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rave

1 [reyv]
verb (used without object), raved, raving.
1.
to talk wildly, as in delirium.
2.
to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm: She raved about her trip to Europe.
3.
(of wind, water, storms, etc.) to make a wild or furious sound; rage.
verb (used with object), raved, raving.
4.
to utter as if in madness.
noun
5.
an act of raving.
6.
an extravagantly enthusiastic appraisal or review of something.
7.
Chiefly British Slang. a boisterous party, especially a dance.
adjective
8.
extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic: rave reviews of a new play.

Origin:
1325–75; 1915–25 for def 2; Middle English raven (v.), probably < Middle French resver to wander, be delirious

raver, noun


1. rant, rage, storm.
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rave1 (reɪv)
 
vb
1.  to utter (something) in a wild or incoherent manner, as when mad or delirious
2.  (intr) to speak in an angry uncontrolled manner
3.  (intr) (of the sea, wind, etc) to rage or roar
4.  informal (intr; foll by over or about) to write or speak (about) with great enthusiasm
5.  slang (Brit) (intr) to enjoy oneself wildly or uninhibitedly
 
n
6.  informal
 a.  enthusiastic or extravagant praise
 b.  (as modifier): a rave review
7.  slang (Brit)
 a.  Also called: rave-up a party
 b.  a professionally organized party for young people, with electronic dance music, sometimes held in a field or disused building
8.  slang (Brit) a fad or fashion: the latest rave
9.  a name given to various types of dance music, such as techno, that feature fast electronic rhythm
 
[C14 raven, apparently from Old French resver to wander]

rave2 (reɪv)
 
n
a vertical sidepiece on a wagon
 
[C16: modification of dialect rathe, of uncertain origin]

raving (ˈreɪvɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  a.  delirious; frenzied
 b.  (as adverb): raving mad
2.  informal (intensifier): a raving beauty
 
n
3.  (usually plural) frenzied, irrational, or wildly extravagant talk or utterances
 
'ravingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

rave
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 enthusiastically about" first recorded 1704. Noun meaning "rowdy party" is from 1960, though 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. Raver, from this sense, is first recorded 1991.

raving
late 15c.; see rave; sense of "remarkable" is from 1841.
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Example sentences
But be aware that you can be honest without being raving mad or overly negative.
Besides it's not the scientists ranting and raving about climate change,
  because you're right, they don t make the decisions.
Sometimes he is raving and excited, at others melancholy.
Pretty much everyone who's heavily into the cured pork has been raving about
  it, not to mention buying a lot of it and cooking it.
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