- angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage; incidents of road rage.
- a fit of violent anger: Her rages usually don't last too long.
- fury or violence of wind, waves, fire, disease, etc.
- violence of feeling, desire, or appetite: the rage of thirst.
- a violent desire or passion.
- ardor; fervor; enthusiasm: poetic rage.
- the object of widespread enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable: Raccoon coats were the rage on campus.
- Archaic. insanity.
- to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate.
- to move, rush, dash, or surge furiously.
- to proceed, continue, or prevail with great violence: The battle raged ten days.
- (of feelings, opinions, etc.) to hold sway with unabated violence.
- all the rage, widely popular or in style.
Origin of rage
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Examples from the Web for raged
Ford Madox Ford raged against English novelists from Henry Fielding to George Meredith.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Where will they seek shelter in times of war, like the fighting that has raged in Gaza for almost three weeks?Inside the Gaza Schoolyard Massacre
July 26, 2014
He attacked the EPA and raged against Fast and Furious and the IRS.The Bizarro World Of Iowa’s GOP Convention
June 23, 2014
A fire in the cockpit had raged out of control in a matter of minutes and the pilots lost control.Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces?
April 9, 2014
Rep. Steve King raged that this would allow illegals to “smuggle themselves into the military.”Even a Path to Citizenship for Military Volunteers Is Too Much for House Republicans
April 7, 2014
The Bretons mourned and raged at the loss of their young duke.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Napoleon, the prisoner in the school "lock-up," raged for a while like a caged lion.The Boy Life of Napoleon
The battle now raged with the most dreadful violence, when, lo!Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
He could have raged and railed against his fate like any madman.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
We now come to La Terre around which the greatest controversy has raged.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
- intense anger; fury
- violent movement or action, esp of the sea, wind, etc
- great intensity of hunger, sexual desire, or other feelings
- aggressive behaviour associated with a specified environment or activityroad rage; school rage
- a fashion or craze (esp in the phrase all the rage)
- Australian and NZ informal a dance or party
- to feel or exhibit intense anger
- (esp of storms, fires, etc) to move or surge with great violence
- (esp of a disease or epidemic) to spread rapidly and uncontrollably
- Australian and NZ informal to have a good time
Word Origin and History for raged
c.1300, "madness, insanity; fit of frenzy; anger, wrath; fierceness in battle; violence of storm, fire, etc.," from Old French rage, raige "spirit, passion, rage, fury, madness" (11c.), from Medieval Latin rabia, from Latin rabies "madness, rage, fury," related to rabere "be mad, rave" (cf. rabies, which originally had this sense), from PIE *rebh- "violent, impetuous" (cf. Old English rabbian "to rage"). Similarly, Welsh (cynddaredd) and Breton (kounnar) words for "rage, fury" originally meant "hydrophobia" and are compounds based on the word for "dog" (Welsh ci, plural cwn; Breton ki). In 15c.-16c. it also could mean "rabies." The rage "fashion, vogue" dates from 1785.
mid-13c., "to play, romp," from rage (n.). Meanings "be furious; speak passionately; go mad" first recorded c.1300. Of things from 1530s. Related: Raged; raging.
Idioms and Phrases with raged
see all the rage.