rage

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rage

noun \ˈrāj\

: a strong feeling of anger that is difficult to control

: a sudden expression of violent anger

: something that is suddenly very popular

Full Definition of RAGE

1
a :  violent and uncontrolled anger
b :  a fit of violent wrath
c archaic :  insanity
2
:  violent action (as of wind or sea)
3
:  an intense feeling :  passion
4
:  a fad pursued with intense enthusiasm <was all the rage>

Examples of RAGE

  1. Her note to him was full of rage.
  2. He was shaking with rage.
  3. She was seized by a murderous rage.
  4. His rages rarely last more than a few minutes.

Origin of RAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin rabia, from Latin rabies rage, madness, from rabere to be mad; akin to Sanskrit rabhas violence
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RAGE

2rage

verb

: to talk in an extremely angry way : to shout loudly and angrily

: to happen or continue in a destructive, violent, or intense way

ragedrag·ing

Full Definition of RAGE

intransitive verb
1
:  to be in a rage
2
:  to be in tumult
3
:  to prevail uncontrollably

Examples of RAGE

  1. She raged about the injustice of their decision.
  2. The manager raged at the umpire.
  3. A storm was raging outside, but we were warm and comfortable indoors.
  4. The fire raged for hours.

First Known Use of RAGE

14th century

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