rare


1rare

adjective \ˈrer\
rar·errar·est

Definition of RARE

1
:  marked by wide separation of component particles :  thin <rare air>
2
a :  marked by unusual quality, merit, or appeal :  distinctive
b :  superlative or extreme of its kind
3
:  seldom occurring or found :  uncommon
rare·ness noun

Origin of RARE

Middle English, from Latin rarus
First Known Use: 14th century

2rare

adjective
rar·errar·est

Definition of RARE

:  cooked so that the inside is still red <rare roast beef>

Origin of RARE

alteration of earlier rere, from Middle English, from Old English hrēre boiled lightly; akin to Old English hrēran to stir, Old High German hruoren
First Known Use: 1784

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