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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craze  \Craze\,  n.  (Ceramics) 
  A  crack  in  the  glaze  or  enamel  such  as  is  caused  by  exposure 
  of  the  pottery  to  great  or  irregular  heat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craze  \Craze\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  crazed,  or  to  act  or  appear  as  one  that  is  crazed; 
  to  rave;  to  become  insane. 
 
  She  would  weep  and  he  would  craze.  --Keats. 
 
  2.  To  crack,  as  the  glazing  of  porcelain  or  pottery. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craze  \Craze\,  n. 
  1.  Craziness;  insanity. 
 
  2.  A  strong  habitual  desire  or  fancy;  a  crotchet. 
 
  It  was  quite  a  craze  with  him  [Burns]  to  have  his 
  Jean  dressed  genteelly.  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  3.  A  temporary  passion  or  infatuation,  as  for  same  new 
  amusement,  pursuit,  or  fashion;  as  the  bric-a-brac  craze; 
  the  [ae]sthetic  craze. 
 
  Various  crazes  concerning  health  and  disease.  --W. 
  Pater. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Craze  \Craze\  (kr[=a]z),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crazed} 
  (kr[=a]zd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crazing}.]  [OE.  crasen  to  break, 
  fr  Scand.,  perh.  through  OF.;  cf  Sw  krasa  to  crackle, 
  sl[*a]  i  kras,  to  break  to  pieces,  F.  ['e]craser  to  crush, 
  fr  the  Scand.  Cf  {Crash}.] 
  1.  To  break  into  pieces;  to  crush;  to  grind  to  powder.  See 
  {Crase}. 
 
  God,  looking  forth,  will  trouble  all  his  host,  And 
  craze  their  chariot  wheels.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  weaken;  to  impair;  to  render  decrepit.  [Obs.] 
 
  Till  length  of  years,  And  sedentary  numbness,  craze 
  my  limbs.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  derange  the  intellect  of  to  render  insane. 
 
  Any  man  .  .  .  that  is  crazed  and  out  of  his  wits. 
  --Tilloston. 
 
  Grief  hath  crazed  my  wits.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  craze 
  n  1:  an  interest  followed  with  exaggerated  zeal:  "he  always 
  follows  the  latest  fads";  "it  was  all  the  rage  that 
  season"  [syn:  {fad},  {furor},  {furore},  {cult},  {rage}] 
  2:  state  of  violent  mental  agitation  [syn:  {delirium},  {frenzy}, 
  {fury},  {hysteria}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  go  crazy;  cause  to  lose  one's  mind  [syn:  {madden}] 
  2:  develop  a  fine  network  of  cracks;  "Crazed  ceramics" 




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