'Craze' definitions:

Definition of 'craze'

From: WordNet
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, rage]
State of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria]
A fine crack in a glaze or other surface
Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind [syn: madden, craze]
Develop a fine network of cracks; "Crazed ceramics"

Definition of 'Craze'

  • Craze \Craze\, v. i.
  • 1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane. [1913 Webster]
  • She would weep and he would craze. --Keats. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Craze'

  • Craze \Craze\, n.
  • 1. Craziness; insanity. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet. [1913 Webster]
  • It was quite a craze with him [Burns] to have his Jean dressed genteelly. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; a fad; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the [ae]sthetic craze. [1913 Webster]
  • Various crazes concerning health and disease. --W. Pater. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Ceramics) A crack in the glaze or enamel such as is caused by exposure of the pottery to great or irregular heat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Definition of 'Craze'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And craze their chariot wheels. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Till length of years, And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane. [1913 Webster]
  • Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits. --Tilloston. [1913 Webster]
  • Grief hath crazed my wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'craze'

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