raring

[rair-ing]

adjective Informal.

very eager or anxious; enthusiastic: raring to go.

Nearby words

  1. rarefy,
  2. rarely,
  3. rarely ever,
  4. rareripe,
  5. rarify,
  6. raring to go,
  7. rarity,
  8. rark up,
  9. rarotonga,
  10. ras

Origin of raring

First recorded in 1905–10; rare3 + -ing2

rare

3
[rair]

verb (used without object), rared, rar·ing. Older Use.

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British Dictionary definitions for raring

raring

adjective

ready; willing; enthusiastic (esp in the phrase raring to go)

Word Origin for raring

C20: from rare, variant of rear ²

rare

1

adjective

not widely known; not frequently used or experienced; uncommon or unusuala rare word
occurring seldoma rare appearance
not widely distributed; not generally occurringa rare herb
(of a gas, esp the atmosphere at high altitudes) having a low density; thin; rarefied
uncommonly great; extremekind to a rare degree
exhibiting uncommon excellence; superlatively good or finerare skill
highly valued because of its uncommonnessa rare prize
Derived Formsrareness, noun

Word Origin for rare

C14: from Latin rārus sparse

rare

2

adjective

(of meat, esp beef) very lightly cooked

Word Origin for rare

Old English hrēr; perhaps related to hreaw raw

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