verb (used without object), raged, rag·ing.
Origin of rage
Examples from the Web for rage
The rage that Marvin has embodied, a man on the edge of eruption, is always a badly wounded man.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now Jena Malone is 30, and with roles in Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games, and a massive superhero film, all the rage.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, these days, Nazism is all the rage in the land formerly known as Siam.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was all the rage among Bible scholars in the nineteenth century.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release.
It was in one of his fits of rage and remorse that Charley had asked Cherrie to fly with him.A Changed Heart|May Agnes Fleming
Madame, however, paid but little heed to Kathleen; she was beside herself with rage.The Crime Club|William Holt-White
Appalled, almost unmanned, I bowed my head still lower as the quick tears of rage wet my lashes.The Reckoning|Robert W. Chambers
She finally opened the door to her husband who was boiling with rage.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Flames of anger scorched Geronimo's cheeks, and rage ate at his heart.The Story of Geronimo|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Word Origin for rage
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.
see all the rage.