Origin of rabid
Examples from the Web for rabid
This method works for TB, for cholera, for rabid animals—for just about everything.
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But once EV-68 fizzles out, surely something new will fill its place in the rabid 24-hour all-crisis-all-the-time news cycle.
Given the hoops mania, though, the gym is the largest in the state, capable of holding 3,000-plus rabid fans.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The relatively lax immigration policy of the early 20th century gave way to rabid nativism in the 1920s.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides carrying the traveling credentials of an ordinary skunk, he is rabid in the most rabidissimus form.
I have been told of a contemptible journal in this city which is said to have preached war against France with a rabid fanaticism.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
Mr. Bickerstaff goes on to describe the private Bedlam he has provided for such as are seized with these rabid political maladies.Thackerayana|William Makepeace Thackeray
And as for aristocrats, my friend, there are none so rabid as the newly-converted.The Trampling of the Lilies|Rafael Sabatini
Hertwig obtained rabies in two cases only out of eleven inoculations with the blood of rabid subjects.
British Dictionary definitions for rabid
Word Origin for rabid
Word Origin and History for rabid
1610s, "furious, raving," from Latin rabidus "raging, furious, enraged; inspired; ungoverned; rabid," from rabere "be mad, rave" (see rage (v.)). Meaning "made mad by rabies" in English first recorded 1804. Related: Rabidly; rabidness.