rave - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/reɪv/
singularrave
pluralraves
  1. 1
    [countable] a very large party, often held in a big empty building or outside, where people dance to music and sometimes take illegal drugs. This type of party was very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [uncountable] music the type of music played at raves, especially forms of techno and hardcore
  2. 2
    [countable] mainly American informal a rave review