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 for Rave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rave \Rave\ (r[=a]v), obs.
     imp. of Rive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rave \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 sleigh.
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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
        madman.
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              In our madness evermore we rave.      --Chaucer.
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              Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
                                                    --Addison.
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              The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went
              raving down the valley to the gorge of
              Killiecrankie.                        --Macaulay.
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     2. To rush wildly or furiously. --Spenser.
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     3. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion
        or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he
        raved about her beauty.
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              The hallowed scene
              Which others rave of, though they know it not.
                                                    --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rave \Rave\, v. t.
     To utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave
     nonsense. --Young.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rave \Rave\, n.
     1. An instance of raving.
        [PJC]
  
     2. A highly flattering or enthusiastic review of a play,
        book, etc.
        [PJC]
  
     3. A clamorous dance party, especially one featuring a band
        or disc jockey playing loud modern rock music oriented
        toward young people, held in a large room such as a
        warehouse, often organized by an informal or ad hoc
        sponsor. [originally British slang]
        [PJC]

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