'Rage' definitions:

Definition of 'rage'

From: WordNet
A feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage, madness]
A state of extreme anger; "she fell into a rage and refused to answer"
Something that is desired intensely; "his rage for fame destroyed him" [syn: rage, passion]
Violent state of the elements; "the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks"
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]
Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger [syn: ramp, rage, storm]
Be violent; as of fires and storms
Feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!"

Definition of 'Rage'

  • Rage \Rage\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raged (r[=a]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raging (r[=a]"j[i^]ng).] [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. [1913 Webster]
  • When one so great begins to rage, he is hunted Even to falling. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Rage, rage against the dying of the light Do not go gentle into that good night. --Dylan Thomas. [PJC]
  • 2. To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds. [1913 Webster]
  • Why do the heathen rage? --Ps. ii. 1. [1913 Webster]
  • The madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To toy or act wantonly; to sport. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: To storm; fret; chafe; fume. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Rage'

  • Rage \Rage\ (r[=a]j), 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. [1913 Webster]
  • He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
  • Convulsed with a rage of grief. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury. [1913 Webster]
  • torment, and loud lament, and furious rage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. A violent or raging wind. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Anger; vehemence; excitement; passion; fury. See Anger. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Rage'

  • Rage \Rage\, v. t. To enrage. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'rage'

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Words containing 'Rage'