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  12  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  n.  [Cf.  W.  mad  a  male  child,  a  boy.] 
  1.  A  slattern.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  The  name  of  a  female  fairy,  esp.  the  queen  of  the  fairies; 
  and  hence  sometimes  any  fairy.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  obs. 
  p.  p.  of  {Made}.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  a.  [Compar.  {Madder};  superl.  {Maddest}.]  [AS.  gem?d, 
  gem[=a]d,  mad;  akin  to  OS  gem?d  foolish,  OHG.  gameit,  Icel. 
  mei?a  to  hurt,  Goth.  gam['a]ids  weak,  broken.  ?.] 
  1.  Disordered  in  intellect;  crazy;  insane. 
 
  I  have  heard  my  grandsire  say  full  oft,  Extremity  of 
  griefs  would  make  men  mad.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Excited  beyond  self-control  or  the  restraint  of  reason; 
  inflamed  by  violent  or  uncontrollable  desire,  passion,  or 
  appetite;  as  to  be  mad  with  terror,  lust,  or  hatred;  mad 
  against  political  reform. 
 
  It  is  the  land  of  graven  images,  and  they  are  mad 
  upon  their  idols.  --Jer.  1.  88. 
 
  And  being  exceedingly  mad  against  them  I  persecuted 
  them  even  unto  strange  cities.  --Acts  xxvi. 
  11. 
 
  3.  Proceeding  from  or  indicating,  madness;  expressing 
  distraction;  prompted  by  infatuation,  fury,  or  extreme 
  rashness.  ``Mad  demeanor.''  --Milton. 
 
  Mad  wars  destroy  in  one  year  the  works  of  many  years 
  of  peace.  --Franklin. 
 
  The  mad  promise  of  Cleon  was  fulfilled.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.). 
 
  4.  Extravagant;  immoderate.  ``Be  mad  and  merry.''  --Shak. 
  ``Fetching  mad  bounds.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Furious  with  rage,  terror,  or  disease;  --  said  of  the 
  lower  animals;  as  a  mad  bull;  esp.,  having  hydrophobia; 
  rabid;  as  a  mad  dog. 
 
  6.  Angry;  out  of  patience;  vexed;  as  to  get  mad  at  a  person. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  7.  Having  impaired  polarity;  --  applied  to  a  compass  needle. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Like  mad},  like  a  mad  person;  in  a  furious  manner;  as  to 
  run  like  mad.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {To  run  mad}. 
  a  To  become  wild  with  excitement. 
  b  To  run  wildly  about  under  the  influence  of 
  hydrophobia;  to  become  affected  with  hydrophobia. 
 
  {To  run  mad  after},  to  pursue  under  the  influence  of 
  infatuation  or  immoderate  desire.  ``The  world  is  running 
  mad  after  farce.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Madded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Madding}.] 
  To  make  mad  or  furious;  to  madden. 
 
  Had  I  but  seen  thy  picture  in  this  plight,  It  would 
  have  madded  me  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  mad;  to  go  mad;  to  rave.  See  {Madding}.  [Archaic] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Festus  said  with  great  voice,  Paul  thou  maddest. 
  --Wyclif 
  (Acts). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mad  \Mad\,  n.  [AS.  ma?a;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  made  Goth.  mapa,  and 
  prob.  to  E.  moth.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  earthworm.  [Written  also  {made}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mad 
  adj  1:  (informal)  roused  to  anger;  "stayed  huffy  a  good  while"- 
  Mark  Twain;  "she  gets  mad  when  you  wake  her  up  so 
  early";  "mad  at  his  friend";  "sore  over  a  remark" 
  [syn:  {huffy},  {sore}] 
  2:  affected  with  madness  or  insanity;  "a  man  who  had  gone  mad" 
  [syn:  {brainsick},  {crazy},  {demented},  {distracted},  {disturbed}, 
  {sick},  {unbalanced},  {unhinged}] 
  3:  marked  by  uncontrolled  excitement  or  emotion;  "a  crowd  of 
  delirious  baseball  fans";  "something  frantic  in  their 
  gaiety";  "a  mad  whirl  of  pleasure"  [syn:  {delirious},  {excited}, 
  {frantic},  {unrestrained}] 
  4:  very  foolish;  "harebrained  ideas";  "took  insane  risks  behind 
  the  wheel";  "a  completely  mad  scheme  to  build  a  bridge 
  between  two  mountains"  [syn:  {harebrained},  {insane}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  MAD 
 
    1.  {Michigan  Algorithm  Decoder}. 
 
  2.  A  {data  flow}  language. 
 
  ["Implementation  of  Data  Structures  on  a  Data  Flow  Computer", 
  D.L.  Bowen,  Ph.D.  Thesis,  Victoria  U  Manchester,  Apr  1981]. 
 
  (1999-12-10) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  MAD 
  Memory  Address  Driver  strength  (BIOS) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  MAD 
  Militaerischer  AbschirmDienst  (mil.,  org.) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  MAD 
  Message  Address  Directory 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  MAD,  adj  Affected  with  a  high  degree  of  intellectual  independence; 
  not  conforming  to  standards  of  thought,  speech  and  action  derived  by 
  the  conformants  from  study  of  themselves;  at  odds  with  the  majority; 
  in  short,  unusual.  It  is  noteworthy  that  persons  are  pronounced  mad 
  by  officials  destitute  of  evidence  that  themselves  are  sane.  For 
  illustration,  this  present  (and  illustrious)  lexicographer  is  no 
  firmer  in  the  faith  of  his  own  sanity  than  is  any  inmate  of  any 
  madhouse  in  the  land;  yet  for  aught  he  knows  to  the  contrary,  instead 
  of  the  lofty  occupation  that  seems  to  him  to  be  engaging  his  powers  he 
  may  really  be  beating  his  hands  against  the  window  bars  of  an  asylum 
  and  declaring  himself  Noah  Webster,  to  the  innocent  delight  of  many 
  thoughtless  spectators. 
 
 




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