verb (used without object), raged, rag·ing.
Origin of rage
Synonyms for rage
Antonyms for rage
Related Words for ragesmadness, furor, temper, fury, violence, bitterness, resentment, excitement, mania, passion, irritation, frenzy, animosity, exasperation, obsession, indignation, outburst, enthusiasm, rampage, roar
Examples from the Web for rages
Contemporary Examples of rages
As the Ebola Virus rages on, the same old problems that have plagued West Africa are still waiting.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 23, 2014
It is a debate that rages on blogs, on Facebook and Twitter, at any place where more than two Hillraisers are gathered.Hillary Clinton Supporters Are Divided Over Her Potential 2016 Run
June 11, 2014
Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) struggles with his cabinet and Congress during this process, and the Civil War rages on.From ‘Mars Attacks!’ to ‘White House Down’: Watch the Best and Worst Fictional Presidents From TV and Film
February 14, 2014
He flew into rages with some regularity, some of them drunken, and over the years said all manner of offensive things.How Rob Ford Could Win Reelection
January 3, 2014
The two rages are not morally equivalent—armed rage and unarmed rage are two absolutely different species of anger.From the JetBlue Pilot to Robert Bales, Cultural Road Rage Is Everywhere
March 28, 2012
Historical Examples of rages
Through the whole range of rant he rages like a man inspired.
"Behold that Princes have rages just as other men," he said.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
A sight of the jewel sent Monsieur Lausch into raptures and rages.Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
Do ye not hear Hector, who now rages to fire the ships, inciting all his people?
He flies into all kinds of rages when I ask him questions about her.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
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.
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