Definition of Rage

Pronunciation: rājd
n.1.Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will.
He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
- Macaulay.
Convulsed with a rage of grief.
- Hawthorne.
2.Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.
torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.
- Milton.
3.A violent or raging wind.
4.The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage.
v. i.1.To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.
[imp. & p. p. Raged (rājd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raging (rā"jĭng).]
When one so great begins to rage, he is hunted
Even to falling.
- Shak.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Do not go gentle into that good night.
- Dylan Thomas.
2.To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds.
Why do the heathen rage?
- Ps. ii. 1.
The madding wheels
Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise.
- Milton.
3.To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.
4.To toy or act wantonly; to sport.
v. t.1.To enrage.

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