1) n. any gathering of people centered around listening to and dancing to electronic music, as played by a set of live djs. Originated in 1989 in the UK as underground, often illegal gatherings in abandoned warehouses. Often characterized by the positive, psychedelic atmosphere, influnced often (but not always) by drugs and casual sex.

2) v. to dance in a style characteristic of dancers at raves, synonymous with fluid, liquid
1) There is this awesome rave tomorrow night in a warehouse downtown; all these famous djs will be playing

2) Some clubbers don't like it when I rave to hip-hop music ;-)
by hyperexcel June 18, 2003
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n. An organized underground party involving music and dancing. Raves typically involve one or more DJs playing electronic dance music such as techno, trance, breakbeat, jungle, and ambient. Usually starting after dusk and lasting through 'til dawn, drug use at raves often runs rampant; particularly the use of Ecstasy and LSD. Raves can vary greatly in size and scope, hosting from dozens to thousands of guests, and lasting from one night to a few days. Classically, ravers have maintained a strong community spirit and have promoted an ideal called PLUR, an acronym for Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. These values have unfortunately faded somewhat since the onset of a newer generation of ravers unfamiliar with these concepts so elemental to the original scene.
Guys, we went to a rave last night, right? Cause, I'm not sure WHAT we did there, but I don't remember a thing.
by callinghome November 2, 2004
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a rave is a realistic game of pacman.
dude lets check out a rave, and munch on magic pills in darkened rooms.
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An underground party in which electronic music is played, dancing occurs in a very free-form fashion. The dress of the partygoers is quite unrestrained. It is rumoured that there is ALWAYS drug use involved, but this is not ALWAYS correct. There are straight-edge ravers who don't take part in drug use. Like me.
I went to a rave yesterday. It was mad phat, illin' like a villian.
by DJ Matt Atom June 17, 2003
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1)A dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played usually in the jungles or places where nobody knows about , involves drugs but not necissarily ( depends on the person), and good psytrance music.. by professional djs , very colourful psychedelic lights, fire twirlers and lotsa peace and fun if u enjoy the music and you're trippin..its like another world. also involves sex and fire twirlers
2) full moon party with goa trance music and israelis djs and hippie happy people.
man: hey colin you comin to the rave at bamboo forest ,goa gils playin..
colin: no im off to the old bar.
man: loser
by sheldonn December 27, 2005
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A dance party where electronic music is the mainstay, often but not always underground, often characterized also by drug use (primarily LSD and X)and very casual sex, but again, not always. In its truest form, a rave is a communal unity event that provides a visceral outlet for pent up emotion, replacing it with positive feeling and fraternity, for which drugs and sex are not strictly necessary. Recently, in certain locales, a new philosophy of raving has developed, known as "Rave or Die," a devotion to raving itself, rather than a counterculture or underground movement, raving as a trancendental experience to unite one soul with another through a heavy beat, and a determination to carry the same positive atmosphere, and freedom of motion and action throughout one's life. "The heartbeat will never fade, the party will never end! I am a Raver, and this is my Manifesto! RAVE OR DIE!"
"Yeah, I went to a rave the other night."
"Never really saw the point of those"
"Think twenty odd women who took off their shirts and then jumped up and down to sweet techno music."
"Man, you suck."
by Jack Robinson June 28, 2006
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A party in which people dress crazy, go crazy, smoke crazy things, drink a lot.

To sail. Sailing is when you get drunk off of Sailor Jerrys rum, and when you drink classy shit like Mikes Hard and Stella. Sailing is the shit.

To rave: To have a fucking good time.
Yo, I had a raving good time last night sailing with the bros.

Yo, last night, was amazing, I was so raved out.

Dude, we are definitely raving tonight.
by Big Steck February 26, 2010
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