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Definition of 'rage'
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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'
abandon, acerbity, acrimony, agitation, Alecto, amok, anger, asperity, assault, attack, babble, barbarize, batter, be angry, be excitable, be insane, be livid, be pissed, bellow, blast, blow, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, boil, boil over, bounce, brag, brawl, breeze, breeze up, brew, bristle, broil, brouhaha, browned off, brutalize, bug, bully, burn, burning rage, butcher, cacophony, caprice, carry on, cat fit, catch fire, catch the infection, chafe, chaos, chic, come apart, come up, commotion, conceit, conniption, conniption fit, convulsion, craze, crazy fancy, crotchet, cry, delirium, destroy, disturbance, dote, drivel, drool, duck fit, ebullition, ecstasy, embroilment, enthusiasm, exasperation, excite easily, explode, fad, faddiness, faddishness, faddism, faddist, fanaticism, fancy, fascination, fashion, ferment, fever, fire and fury, fire up, fit, fit of anger, fit of temper, flame up, flap, flare up, flash up, flip, fomentation, foofaraw, freak, freak out, frenzy, freshen, fret, fulminate, fume, furious rage, furor, furore, fury, fuss, gasconade, gather, get excited, go ape, go berserk, go into hysterics, go on, hammer, have a conniption, have a demon, have a tantrum, hector, high dudgeon, hit the ceiling, hubbub, huff, hysteria, hysterics, indignation, infatuation, intimidate, intoxication, ire, last word, lay waste, loot, mad, madness, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, maul, Megaera, mode, mug, murderous insanity, Nemesis, novelty, orgasm, orgy, out-herod Herod, paddy, pandemonium, paroxysm, passion, perturbation, pillage, pipe up, pissed off, psychokinesia, puff, racket, raise Cain, raise hell, raise the devil, raise the roof, ramble, ramp, rampage, rant, rant and rave, rape, rapture, rave, ravishment, riot, roar, roister, rollick, row, ruckus, ruin, rumpus, run a temperature, run amok, run mad, sack, savage, seethe, seizure, set in, simmer, sizzle, slang, slaughter, slaver, slobber, smoke, smolder, smoulder, sow chaos, spasm, splutter, sputter, squall, stew, storm, storminess, style, swagger, swashbuckle, take fire, take on, tantrum, tear, tear around, tearing passion, temper, temper tantrum, tempestuousness, terrorize, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, the last word, the latest thing, the latest wrinkle, the rage, the thing, throw a fit, Tisiphone, towering rage, transport, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, turn a hair, uproar, upset, vagary, vandalize, vapor, vehemence, violate, violence, vogue, waft, wander, wax, whiff, whiffle, whim, wildness, worn-out, wrath, wreck, wrinkle, zeal, zealousness
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