verb (used without object), raged, rag·ing.
Origin of rage
Synonyms for rage
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Examples from the Web for raging
Contemporary Examples of raging
Our relationship did not improve as I entered college and developed a raging eating disorder.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Suddenly, you are crying, breathless, raging, and on quieter days just going through the motions.Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
December 19, 2014
Thousands of years ago, Saudi Arabia fortuitously sat in the middle of the raging incense trade.When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World
October 31, 2014
Still, Morgan Freeman, for instance, is a bit of a raging liberal.Morgan Freeman Gently Slapped My Face
September 19, 2014
His inheritance, which ran to millions of Deutschmarks, was worth only pennies after the raging post-war inflation.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of raging
Night came on and with it a blinding snow storm and a raging wind.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
The thing would be raging madness—as unjust to Hester as to himself!Weighed and Wanting
I'll have to tell the oul' fella, and he'll be raging mad when he hears about it.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Hold of it was lost in the raging fever of a nation, as it is in the fever of one patient.
Slight displacements of the raging sea, made by the falling wounded.
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.