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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rash  \Rash\,  v.  t.  [For  arace] 
  1.  To  pull  off  or  pluck  violently.  [Obs.] 
  2.  To  slash;  to  hack;  to  slice.  [Obs.] 
  Rushing  of  helms  and  riving  plates  asunder. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rash  \Rash\,  n.  [OF.  rashe  an  eruption,  scurf,  F.  rache;  fr 
  (assumed)  LL  rasicare  to  scratch,  fr  L.  radere  rasum,  to 
  scrape,  scratch,  shave.  See  {Rase},  and  cf  {Rascal}.]  (Med.) 
  A  fine  eruption  or  efflorescence  on  the  body,  with  little  or 
  no  elevation. 
  {Canker  rash}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Nettle  rash}.  See  {Urticaria}. 
  {Rose  rash}.  See  {Roseola}. 
  {Tooth  rash}.  See  {Red-gum}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rash  \Rash\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ras  short-nap  cloth,  It  &  Sp  raso 
  satin  (cf.  {Rase});  or  cf  It  rascia  serge,  G.  rasch, 
  probably  fr  Arras  in  France  (cf.  {Arras}).] 
  An  inferior  kind  of  silk,  or  mixture  of  silk  and  worsted. 
  [Obs.]  --Donne. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rash  \Rash\,  a.  [Compar.  {Rasher};  superl.  {Rashest}.]  [Probably 
  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan.  &  Sw  rask  quick,  brisk,  rash, 
  Icel.  r["o]skr  vigorous,  brave,  akin  to  D.  &  G.  rasch  quick, 
  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  Sudden  in  action  quick;  hasty.  [Obs.]  ``Strong  as 
  aconitum  or  rash  gunpowder.''  --Shak. 
  2.  Requiring  sudden  action  pressing;  urgent.  [Obs.] 
  I  scarce  have  leisure  to  salute  you  My  matter  is  so 
  rash.  --Shak. 
  3.  Esp.,  overhasty  in  counsel  or  action  precipitate; 
  resolving  or  entering  on  a  project  or  measure  without  due 
  deliberation  and  caution;  opposed  to  prudent;  said  of 
  persons;  as  a  rash  statesman  or  commander. 
  4.  Uttered  or  undertaken  with  too  much  haste  or  too  little 
  reflection;  as  rash  words  rash  measures. 
  5.  So  dry  as  to  fall  out  of  the  ear  with  handling,  as  corn. 
  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  Syn:  Precipitate;  headlong;  headstrong;  foolhardy;  hasty; 
  indiscreet;  heedless;  thoughtless;  incautious;  careless; 
  inconsiderate;  unwary. 
  Usage:  {Rash},  {Adventurous},  {Foolhardy}.  A  man  is 
  adventurous  who  incurs  risk  or  hazard  from  a  love  of 
  the  arduous  and  the  bold.  A  man  is  rash  who  does  it 
  from  the  mere  impulse  of  his  feelings,  without 
  counting  the  cost.  A  man  is  foolhardy  who  throws 
  himself  into  danger  in  disregard  or  defiance  of  the 
  Was  never  known  a  more  adventurous  knight. 
  Her  rush  hand  in  evil  hour  Forth  reaching  to  the 
  fruit,  she  plucked,  she  eat.  --Milton. 
  If  any  yet  to  be  foolhardy  To  expose  themselves 
  to  vain  jeopardy;  If  they  come  wounded  off  and 
  lame,  No  honors  got  by  such  a  maim.  --Hudibras. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rash  \Rash\,  v.  t. 
  To  prepare  with  haste.  [Obs.]  --Foxe. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  imprudently  incurring  risk;  "do  something  rash  that  he  will 
  forever  repent"-  George  Meredith 
  2:  marked  by  unthinking  boldness;  with  defiant  disregard  for 
  danger  or  consequences;  "foolhardy  enough  to  try  to  seize 
  the  gun  from  the  hijacker";  "became  the  fiercest  and  most 
  reckless  of  partisans"-Macaulay;  "a  reckless  driver";  "a 
  rash  attempt  to  climb  the  World  Trade  Center"  [syn:  {foolhardy}, 
  n  1:  any  eruption  of  the  skin  [syn:  {eruption},  {efflorescence}, 
  {skin  eruption},  {skin  rash}] 
  2:  a  series  of  unexpected  unpleasant  occurrences;  "a  rash  of 
  bank  robberies" 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RASH,  adj  Insensible  to  the  value  of  our  advice. 
  "Now  lay  your  bet  with  mine,  nor  let 
  These  gamblers  take  your  cash." 
  "Nay,  this  child  makes  no  bet."  "Great  snakes! 
  How  can  you  be  so  rash?" 
  Bootle  P.  Gish 

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