rabid

play
adjective ra·bid \ˈra-bəd also ˈrā-\

Definition of rabid

  1. 1 a :  extremely violent :  furious b :  going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling, interest, or opinion <rabid editorials> <a rabid supporter>

  2. 2 :  affected with rabies

rabidity

play \rə-ˈbi-də-tē, ra-, rā-\ noun

rabidly

play \ˈra-bəd-lē also ˈrā-\ adverb

rabidness

noun

Examples of rabid in a sentence

  1. a politician with rabid supporters

  2. Her husband is a rabid baseball fan.

Origin and Etymology of rabid

Latin rabidus mad, from rabere


First Known Use: 1594


RABID Defined for English Language Learners

rabid

play
adjective ra·bid \ˈra-bəd also ˈrā-\

Definition of rabid for English Language Learners

  • : affected with rabies

  • : having or expressing a very extreme opinion about or interest in something


RABID Defined for Kids

rabid

play
adjective ra·bid \ˈra-bəd, ˈrā-\

Definition of rabid for Students

  1. 1 :  very angry :  furious

  2. 2 :  having or expressing a very extreme opinion about or interest in something <a rabid fan>

  3. 3 :  affected with rabies <a rabid dog>

rabidly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

rabid

play play
adjective ra·bid \ˈrab-əd also ˈrā-bəd\

Medical Definition of rabid

  1. :  affected with rabies <a rabid dog>



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