RAVE, verb intransitive [Latin rabio, to rave to rage or be furious; rabies, rage.]
1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk irrationally; to be wild.
when men thus rave we may conclude their brains are turned.
2. To utter furious exclamations; to be furious or raging; as a madman.
Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
3. To dote; to be unreasonably fond; followed by upon; as, to rave upon antiquity. [Hardly proper.]
RAVE, noun the upper side-piece of timber of the body of a cart.