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“… released to rave reviews in 2011 there …”

meanings of rave


  1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  2. Simple past tense of rive.
  3. To attend a rave (dance party).
  4. To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  5. To rush wildly or furiously.
  6. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.


  1. An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
  2. One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
  3. An all-night dance party with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  4. The genres of electronic dance music usually associated with rave parties.


  1. A surname​.

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