Rage definition

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To move with great violence or intensity.

A storm raged through the mountains.

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A furious, uncontrolled anger; esp., a brief spell of raving fury.
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To show violent anger in action or speech.
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To spread or prevail forcefully.

The plague raged for months.

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(obs.) Insanity.
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A great force, violence, or intensity, as of the wind.
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Strong emotion, enthusiasm, or desire.
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Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease.
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A burning desire; a passion.

A rage for innovation in music.

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To be forceful, violent, uncontrolled, etc.

A raging sea, a raging fever.

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To spread unchecked, as a disease.
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Violent, explosive anger.
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A fit of anger.
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To speak or act in violent anger.

Raged at the mindless bureaucracy.

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Rage is an intense, uncontrolled anger or a great force.

An example of rage is someone screaming at the top of their lungs, holding a bat and charging toward another person.

An example of rage is the force of a tornado.

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A current, eagerly adopted fashion; a fad or craze.

When torn jeans were all the rage.

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Violent, explosive anger.
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A fit of anger.
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Miniskirts were all the rage back then.

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Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)

He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Convulsed with a rage of grief.

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(intransitive) To act or speak in heightened anger.
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(intransitive) To move with great violence, as a storm etc.
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(all) the rage
  • anything arousing widespread enthusiasm or interest; craze; fad
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rage
Plural:
rages

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of rage

  • Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin rabia from Latin rabiēs from rabere to be mad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French raige, rage (French: rage), from Medieval Latin rabia, from Latin rabies (“anger fury").

    From Wiktionary