One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal A person who regularly goes to raves.
- ‘Two ravers are discussing how ridiculous it is that videogames are blamed for inciting killing sprees.’
- ‘Promoters and ravers who attended the community consultations say there was too little information available and the city is being too vague about the whole issue.’
- ‘We need the world to see all of these things, not those horrible ravers and their hedonistic dance orgies!’
- ‘You don't see ravers shooting each other in the streets like Tupac and Biggie Smalls.’
- ‘The ravers danced, the normals tapped their feet and the rockers looked a little perplexed.’
- ‘Following the death of a young raver, the Rave scene has been a hot topic of discussion among the Canadian media for the past year.’
- ‘On June 26 city council will vote on the proposed bylaw, which includes a 3 a.m. curfew for all ravers.’
- ‘Making the point, police in London moved against thousands of ravers who had gathered in Hyde Park to protest against the law.’
- ‘Its products have consumers reaching for water bottles like ravers, but it's likely that you won't have any choice but to drink one at some point.’
- ‘Predictably, club owners and ravers responded with a pressure campaign of their own, accusing city hall of being oppressive and anti-youth.’
- ‘I remember playing Ennio Morricone at an afterhours for a bunch of bug-eyed ravers.’
- ‘But what are ravers to do when they want to get out of the afterhours and under the skies?’
- ‘We Montreal ravers are a community of friendly, non-violent people people supporting a movement we sincerely believe in - Rave.’
- ‘The ravers never showed at Odd Stork, which was probably just as well.’
- ‘The rural backwater was in the throes of a new cultural phenomenon: rave, and the ravers ' drug of choice, ecstasy.’
- ‘I happened to notice a couple in their mid-fifties dancing alongside the bar stars, ravers, and sweaty topless men.’
- ‘Most ravers started upstairs where the music was hard.’
- ‘Many of us younger ravers missed out on the joyousness of the all-night party scene.’
- ‘A PARTY on a popular beach in an exclusive part of Dublin turned ugly over the weekend when 200 gardaí confronted 500 ravers.’
2A person who talks wildly or incoherently, as if delirious or insane.
- ‘I am vocal on the pitch but have never been a ranter and raver off it.’
- ‘My Mum isn't a ranter and raver like James, she just has an amazing ability to state the obvious, repeat herself and just get on your nerves at times.’
- ‘It's not a happy election climate, that's for sure, except for the ravers and the ragers.’
- ‘My last boss was Stan Ternent and he's old-school - a bit of a ranter and raver.’
- ‘He is not a ranter and raver in the dressing room.’
- ‘He is not a ranter or raver which is great, because that is not what you want when things are going against you.’
- ‘Surprisingly, the ranters and the ravers don't dominate.’
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