Definitions for: Freak

[n] someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a control freak"
[n] a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
[v] lose one's nerve; "When he saw the accident, he freaked out"

Webster (1913) Definition: Freak (fr[=e]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freaked
(fr[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Freaking.] [Akin to OE. frakin,
freken, freckle, Icel. freknur, pl., Sw. fr["a]kne, Dan.
fregne, Gr. perkno`s dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni
variegated. Cf. Freckle, Freck.]
To variegate; to checker; to streak. [R.]

Freaked with many a mingled hue. --Thomson.

Freak, n. [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold,
greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel.
frekr greedy, Goth. fa['i]hufriks avaricious.]
A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of
fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.

She is restless and peevish, and sometimes in a freak
will instantly change her habitation. --Spectator.

Syn: Whim; caprice; folly; sport. See Whim.

Synonyms: addict, freak out, gross out, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity, nut

See Also: enthusiast, leviathan, mutant, mutation, panic, partisan, partizan, sport, variation

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