• 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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  • Lord Byron
    “Who loves, raves.”
  • 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
    “Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.”


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


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

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.

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