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rage


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rage  \Rage\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  rabies,  fr  rabere  to  rave;  cf  Skr. 
  rabh  to  seize,  rabhas  violence.  Cf  {Rabid},  {Rabies}, 
  {Rave}.] 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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 
  {Anger}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rage  \Rage\,  v.  t. 
  To  enrage.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rage  \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 
  winds. 
 
  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 
  Cairo. 
 
  4.  To  toy  or  act  wantonly;  to  sport.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  To  storm;  fret;  chafe;  fume. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rage 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  intense  anger;  "hell  hath  no  fury  like  a  woman 
  scorned";  "his  face  turned  red  with  rage"  [syn:  {fury}, 
  {madness}] 
  2:  a  state  of  extreme  anger;  "she  fell  into  a  rage  and  refused 
  to  answer" 
  3:  something  that  is  desired  intensely;  "his  rage  for  fame 
  destroyed  him"  [syn:  {passion}] 
  4:  violent  state  of  the  elements:  "the  sea  hurled  itself  in 
  thundering  rage  against  the  rocks" 
  5:  an  interest  followed  with  exaggerated  zeal:  "he  always 
  follows  the  latest  fads";  "it  was  all  the  rage  that 
  season"  [syn:  {fad},  {craze},  {furor},  {furore},  {cult}] 
  v  1:  behave  violently,  as  if  in  a  great  rage  [syn:  {ramp},  {storm}] 
  2:  be  violent;  as  of  fires  and  storms 
  3:  feel  intense  anger 




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