n. An underground party featuring a distinctive style of music, dress, dance and visual effects in combination with open sexual behaviour and psychedelic chemicals such as ecstacy.
Dude. Too much X makes you a raving lunatic.
by D'emon November 26, 2002
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The name given to an electronic music scene made up of Generation Xers that was "underground" in the early-to-mid 1990s, but which became extremely commercialized and eventually died out at the end of the last century. A number of teenagers and twentysomethings who were too young to attend raves back then now go around calling themselves "ravers" and listen to electronic music thinking that the rave scene is still flourising.
People who were too young to attend rave parties ten years ago go around wearing wide-leg pants and sporting all kinds of facial piercings trying to emulate the ravers of the early-to-mid 1990s.
by Kid Billy January 29, 2004
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as a verb, this word has its origins in late latin, ravo, ravere, ravivi, ravisus, and meant 'a bathhouse party' an event now reffred to as an orgy. this ancient event consisted of people lying around naked, eating lots of food, drinking plenty of wine, and freely fucking anyone you wanted. there were also often exotic dark skinned poeples brought in to play an interesting blend of drums and to dance. these parties were abandoned durring the dark ages, and, though it is not documented, it is beleived that during the renaissance, these events were once again a part of a towns night life. it is truly amazing how little these events have changed over the past 2 millenia.
amo ravere.
ravo amare.
by jesus cristo January 01, 2004
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An all night dance party. Also the slang used by undereducated people to describe "techno" music. A rave can be anything from you and your friends partying all night to 30,000 people ravin' it up inside the arena. Theres ususally some sort of drugs or booze involved and it isn't a rave if theres no beat.
ex.1 I went to this rave and it was mint.

ex2. Last night I raved it up at my friends apartment.
by Junglistbadbwoii December 21, 2003
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v. to create intricate hand motions, improvising involved, while both hands are grabbing glow sticks. This art form is extremely popular at technology college parties where 90% of the people are Asian. Can be done at a rave (see above), or dance, club, party, etc. where techno (maybe trance) is played. Can be done with strings for the twirling effect. The basic configuration consists of a bent over figure-eight, meant to drive people on x out of their f'ing minds. (Also popular at CTY dances. lol...) Highly respected form of urban dance.
"Dude, you should see Devin rave... he owns the dance floor with those sticks."

"Yeah, well, Dave can kick his raving ass with his glow sticks."

"Jeannie owns them both. She's got raving style."

"Do you rave? Can you teach me how to rave?"
by OfEternity August 25, 2004
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just a randomm awesome moment thats like awesome
when you think your happy you pit your hands up and yell RAVE!!!
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1)Talk wildly or incoherently, as if one were delirious or insane.
2)A gathering have music blasting, sometimes smoking drugs involved.
1)"Dad, I'm totally Rave!"
2)I can't remember a thing from that rave last night!
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