[ reyj ]
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  1. angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage;incidents of road rage.

  2. a fit of violent anger: Her rages usually don't last too long.

  1. fury or violence of wind, waves, fire, disease, etc.

  2. violence of feeling, desire, or appetite: the rage of thirst.

  3. a violent desire or passion.

  4. ardor; fervor; enthusiasm: poetic rage.

  5. the object of widespread enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable: Raccoon coats were the rage on campus.

  6. Archaic. insanity.

verb (used without object),raged, rag·ing.
  1. to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate.

  2. to move, rush, dash, or surge furiously.

  1. to proceed, continue, or prevail with great violence: The battle raged ten days.

  2. (of feelings, opinions, etc.) to hold sway with unabated violence.

Idioms about rage

  1. all the rage, widely popular or in style.

Origin of rage

First recorded in 1250–1300; (for the noun) Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin rabia, Latin rabiēs “madness” (see rabies ), derivative of rabere “to be mad, rave”; verb derivative of the noun

synonym study For rage

1. See anger.

Other words for rage

Opposites for rage

Other words from rage

  • rageful, adjective
  • rag·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby rage

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How to use rage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rage


/ (reɪdʒ) /

  1. intense anger; fury

  2. violent movement or action, esp of the sea, wind, etc

  1. great intensity of hunger, sexual desire, or other feelings

  2. aggressive behaviour associated with a specified environment or activity: road rage; school rage

  3. a fashion or craze (esp in the phrase all the rage)

  4. Australian and NZ informal a dance or party

  1. to feel or exhibit intense anger

  2. (esp of storms, fires, etc) to move or surge with great violence

  1. (esp of a disease or epidemic) to spread rapidly and uncontrollably

  2. Australian and NZ informal to have a good time

Origin of rage

C13: via Old French from Latin rabiēs madness

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Other Idioms and Phrases with rage


see all the rage.

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