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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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