Rage \Rage\ (r[=a]j), n. [F., fr. L. rabies, fr. rabere to rave;
cf. Skr. rabh to seize, rabhas violence. Cf. Rabid
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.
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