Rave v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raved p. pr. & vb. n. Raving.]
1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman.
In our madness evermore we rave. --Chaucer.
Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast? --Addison.
The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie. --Macaulay.
2. To rush wildly or furiously.
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. --Byron.
Rav·ing a. Talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic. -- Rav*ing*ly, adv.
adj : talking or behaving irrationally; "a raving lunatic" [syn: raving
n : declaiming wildly; "the raving of maniacs"
adv : in a raving manner; "raving mad" [syn: ravingly]