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rage



Pronunciation: (rāj), [key]
n., v., raged, rag•ing.


n.
1. angry fury; violent anger.
2. a fit of violent anger.
3. fury or violence of wind, waves, fire, disease, etc.
4. violence of feeling, desire, or appetite: the rage of thirst.
5. a violent desire or passion.
6. ardor; fervor; enthusiasm: poetic rage.
7. the object of widespread enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable: Raccoon coats were the rage on campus.
8. Archaic.insanity.
9. all the rage, widely popular or in style.

v.i.
1. to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate.
2. to move, rush, dash, or surge furiously.
3. to proceed, continue, or prevail with great violence: The battle raged ten days.
4. (of feelings, opinions, etc.) to hold sway with unabated violence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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