raving

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv raving in a raving manner "raving mad"
    • n raving declaiming wildly "the raving of maniacs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Raving rāv"ĭng Talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raving Furious exclamation; irrational incoherent talk.
    • raving Furious with delirium; mad; distracted.
    • raving Fit to excite admiration or enthusiasm; hence, amazing, intense, superlative, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Raving furious talk
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “Who loves, raves.”
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Fyodor%20Dostoevsky
    “Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. râver (Fr. rêver), to be delirious—L. rabies, madness.

Usage

In literature:

The ravings of cheap philosophers!
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
You were always raving, and I became tired of your raving.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They would read to you as the ravings of a madman.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
They were simply the ravings of a disordered mind.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
They drooped, sickened, raved in delirium, and in some cases died.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Though the voices had ceased, the august menace echoed in his brain, and he raved again.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
When alone with her he raved.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
Hookway began to rave like a madman.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
The storm had raved itself out, and the stars were shining in the pacified dark sky.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
The woman will make a raving maniac of me in two months more.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He had raved about the way the lashes lay like a fringe of shadow round them.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
He died after three days' cursing and raving.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Beppo badly mashed and raving.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Supper waits, and men are always raving wolves.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Her sense told her that her father was delirious and raving.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
And the words jarred a little on Lettice's sensitive mind; she thought that she should object to be raved about.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
Why, if the critics had raved over them and M. Charles had thought they were so fine, could they not be sold?
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
He raved frightfully for hours, but in an interval of calmness was removed to his desolate home.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
She's got her head full of mad fancies; she's not responsible, and you've no business to listen to her ravings.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
He raves about you, but sensibly and properly, and calls you Miss Villiers.
"Miss Eden's Letters" by Emily Eden
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In poetry:

Sad Winter weeps, his tears bedew thy grave,
That grave on which no kindred sorrows flow;
The wailing winds around it moan and rave,
Oh! lonely grave, where mourners never go!
"Dirge For Jessie Macpherson" by Janet Hamilton
Oh! it must have been a fearful sight,
To see them striving hard with all their might
To save themselves from a watery grave,
While the Storm Fiend did laugh and angry did rave.
"The Kessack Ferry-Boat Fatality" by William Topaz McGonagall
But whilst this direful tempest raves,
And many barks are dashed to staves,
I see you tower above the waves
Like some tall rock,
Whose base the harmless ocean laves
Without a shock!
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Did I curse God and rave
When they came shrinkingly to tell me 'twas
A witless child?
No ... I ... I only gave
One cry ... just one ... I think ... because ...
You know ... he never smiled.
"The Child God Gave" by Cale Young Rice
In Bodenstown Churchyard there is a green grave,
And wildly along it the winter winds rave;
Small shelter, I ween, are the ruined walls there,
When the storm sweeps down on the plains of Kildare.
"Tone's Grave" by Thomas Osborne Davis
The ship was lifted high on the crest of a wave,
While the sailors tried hard their lives to save,
And implored God to save them from a watery grave,
And through fear eome of them began to rave.
"The Wreck of the 'Indian Chief'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A developer, who has only one home theater under his belt, designs a client's dream cinema to rave reviews.
INTERVIEWS Coldplay Replicate a Romantic Rave for 'Charlie Brown' Video.
Coldplay Replicate a Romantic Rave for 'Charlie Brown' Video.
Granholm draws raves, ridicule .
Cumberland's Roose raves about culture Sox skipper Bobby Valentine has created.
Cumberland's Roose raves about culture new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has created.
It's no wonder people rave about the service when they visit Saba 's Mediterranean Cuisine.
The new rave Brazilian rock band CSS is providing fans with a new single from its upcoming album La Liberacion, set for release August 29.
Kudos abound with raves from critics all over the world.
) that earned raves from tasters turned off by some tea's harsh faux flavors.
While this promo for season eight of 'The Office' doesn't offer any new footage, it does remind us why we love James Spader , whose cameo as the intensely confident Robert California drew raves last season.
We just got out of news conference with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and he raved about many things Aldon Smith and especially his huge wing span , which he compared to Dwayne Wade's.
Arctic Cat's announcement that it will be offering a new Wildcat 1000 four-seater in February received rave reviews from Feltl and Company analyst Mark Smith.
Nov 15, 2012 6:30 pm The Rave 2401 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 414-342-7283.
A proposal to sell off some of the state's art collection to balance the budget isn't getting rave reviews among artists or lawmakers.
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In science:

There are a range of VO pro jects underway in Australia, including the development of data archives and software for HIPASS (Meyer et al. 2004), RAVE (Siebert 2004), 2QZ (Croom et al. 2004) and SUMSS (Bock et al. 1999).
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
The selection function P (S | ¯y, x, σy ) was chosen to describe RAVE’s selection criteria.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
For these reasons it was decided to take the full range of I -band magnitudes observable by RAVE to be 4 < ¯I < 13, and to disallow stars falling outside this range.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
Although RAVE is theoretically capable of observing all stars within its magnitude limits, it is not a complete survey and thus stars at certain magnitudes have a higher probability of being included in the catalogue than others.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The functional form results in stars with particularly bright apparent magnitudes being given very low weight irrespective of our chosen value for RAVE’s low- ¯I cutoff.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The other factor included was a cutoff at Galactic latitudes of |b| 6 25◦ , since RAVE avoids regions close to the Galactic plane.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The resultant distributions in metallicity and in J magnitude are displayed in Fig. 1, along with that of the second data release of the RAVE survey (Zwitter et al. 2008), showing that the sample is a reasonable mimic.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The full lines and hashed zones are the escape speed, for various field directions, compared with the error-bar measured by RAVE (Smith et al 2007).
MOND and the Galaxies
In this work we combine radial velocities from RAVE DR2 with absolute proper motions from the fourth release of the Southern Proper Motion Catalog (SPM4, Girard et al. 2010), to provide an accurate 3D kinematical description of the thick disk.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
Two recent papers based on RAVE (Wilson et al. 2010) and SDSS data (Dierickx et al. 2010) use the observed eccentricity distribution to favor the gas-rich merging scenario.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
The RAVE DR2 dataset has 49327 individual ob jects, of which 21121 also have stellar parameters such as surface gravity, effective temperature and metallicity measured.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
The double peaked shape of the magnitude distribution is due to the input selection of RAVE stars (e.g., Fig 1 in Zwitter et al. 2008), and it will have bearing on the contribution of thin disk stars.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
In Figure 6 we show the distribution of photometrically-determined distances from the Sun; the shape of the distribution is determined by the input selection of RAVE stars (see also Fig. 5).
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
RAVE stars, and is not a spatial substructure.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
Our sample avoids regions at |b| < 25◦ due to the RAVE input list (see Fig. 1), and because we discard regions of high extinction.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
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