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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
In our madness evermore we rave. --Chaucer.
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
2. To rush wildly or furiously. --Spenser.
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.
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