verb (used without object), raged, rag·ing.
Origin of rage
Synonyms for rage
Antonyms for rage
Examples from the Web for rageful
Historical Examples of rageful
His first impulse was out of the natural heart, rageful, wounded vanity spurring it on.The Quickening
From all sides the horizon drew near in black walls across which the heat-lightning wrote in rageful zigzags.Caybigan
Whereat they were all sore aggrieved and rageful, and resolved that they would have yet another trial at Easter.King Arthur's Knights
He met the stern look in Odin's eyes and the rageful look in Thor's eyes with smiling good humor.The Children of Odin
From somewhere in the dense timber along the river came a sudden, rageful, shivering wail.Heart of the West
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.