raving

  • 1 raving — [rā′viŋ] adj. 1. raging; delirious; frenzied ☆ 2. Informal exciting great admiration or praise; notable [a raving beauty] adv. so as to cause raving [raving mad] n. delirious, incoherent speech …

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  • 2 Raving — Rav ing (r[=a]v [i^]ng), a. Talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic. {Rav ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 raving — ► NOUN (ravings) ▪ wild or incoherent talk. ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB informal ▪ extremely or conspicuously the thing mentioned: raving mad …

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  • 4 raving — index bluster (speech), bombast, frenetic, incoherence, insanity, lunatic, non compos mentis, zealous …

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  • 5 raving — late 15c.; see RAVE (Cf. rave); sense of remarkable is from 1841 …

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  • 6 raving — rav|ing1 [ˈreıvıŋ] adj [only before noun] informal 1.) talking or behaving in a crazy way ▪ a raving lunatic 2.) especially BrE used to emphasize that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality ▪ She was no raving beauty , but at… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 raving — [[t]re͟ɪvɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You use raving to describe someone who you think is completely mad. [INFORMAL] Malcolm looked at her as if she were a raving lunatic. ADV: ADV adj Raving is also an adverb. I m afraid Jean Paul has gone raving… …

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  • 8 raving — ravingly, adv. /ray ving/, adj. 1. talking wildly; delirious; frenzied: a raving maniac. 2. Informal. extraordinary or remarkable: a raving beauty. adv. 3. furiously or wildly: a remark that made me raving mad. n. 4. Usually, ravings. a.… …

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  • 9 raving — adjective informal 1 talking or behaving in a crazy way: a raving lunatic | raving mad informal especially BrE (=completely crazy) 2 raving beauty/success someone who is very beautiful or something that is very successful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 raving — rav•ing [[t]ˈreɪ vɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) talking wildly; delirious: a raving maniac[/ex] 2) extraordinary in degree: a raving beauty[/ex] 3) cvb furiously; wildly: raving mad[/ex] 4) cvb Usu., ravings. incoherent or extravagant talk …

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  • 11 Raving — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 raving — I. noun Date: 14th century irrational, incoherent, wild, or extravagant utterance or declamation usually used in plural II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. talking wildly or irrationally < a raving lunatic > 2. ravishing < a raving beauty > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 raving — 1. noun Wild, incoherent, or irrational talk. 2. adjective a) Talking wildly. She was not considered a raving beauty. b) Causing excitement or wild praise. 3. adverb …

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  • 14 raving — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Raving is used with these nouns: ↑lunatic {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Raving is used with these adjectives: ↑mad …

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  • 15 raving — Synonyms and related words: Dionysiac, abandoned, afebrile delirium, amok, anarchic, angry, babble, babbling, bacchic, balderdash, beaming, bellowing, berserk, blooming, bluster, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boisterous, bombast, brainstorm,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 raving — rav|ing [ reıvıŋ ] adjective INFORMAL behaving or talking in a stupid or crazy way: They looked at me as if I was a raving lunatic. a raving beauty a woman who is very beautiful …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 raving — UK [ˈreɪvɪŋ] / US adjective informal behaving or talking in a stupid or crazy way They looked at me as if I was a raving lunatic. • a raving beauty …

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  • 18 raving — n., adj., & adv. n. (usu. in pl.) wild or delirious talk. adj. delirious, frenzied. adj. & adv. colloq. as an intensive (a raving beauty; raving mad). Derivatives: ravingly adv …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 raving — noun (usu. ravings) wild or incoherent talk. adjective & adverb informal used for emphasis: raving mad …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 raving — [ˈreɪvɪŋ] adj informal behaving or talking in a crazy way a raving lunatic[/ex] …

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