Definitions for: Rage

[n] an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
[n] a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
[n] violent state of the elements; "the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks"
[n] a state of extreme anger; "she fell into a rage and refused to answer"
[n] something that is desired intensely; "his rage for fame destroyed him"
[v] feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!"
[v] be violent; as of fires and storms
[v] behave violently, as if in a great rage

Webster (1913) Definition: Rage, n. [F., fr. L. rabies, fr. rabere to rave; cf. Skr.
rabh to seize, rabhas violence. Cf. Rabid, Rabies,
1. Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of
desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will. ``In
great rage of pain.'' --Bacon.

He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of
broken meat. --Macaulay.

Convulsed with a rage of grief. --Hawthorne.

2. Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering
wrath; violent anger; fury.

torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.

3. A violent or raging wind. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after,
or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as,
to be all the rage.

Syn: Anger; vehemence; excitement; passion; fury. See

Rage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Raging.] [OF. ragier. See Rage, n.]
1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be
violently agitated with passion. ``Whereat he inly
raged.'' --Milton.

When one so great begins to rage, he a hunted Even
to falling. --Shak.

2. To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or
agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or

Why do the heathen rage ? --Ps. ii. 1.

The madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire
was the noise. --Milton.

3. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with
destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in

4. To toy or act wantonly; to sport. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: To storm; fret; chafe; fume.

Rage, v. t.
To enrage. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: craze, cult, fad, furor, furore, fury, madness, passion, ramp, storm

See Also: act, anger, anger, angriness, be, behave, blow up, choler, combust, desire, do, fashion, ire, lividity, throw a fit, violence, wrath

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