rage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rage feel intense anger "Rage against the dying of the light!"
    • v rage be violent; as of fires and storms
    • v rage behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    • n rage an interest followed with exaggerated zeal "he always follows the latest fads","it was all the rage that season"
    • n rage a feeling of intense anger "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned","his face turned red with rage"
    • n rage violent state of the elements "the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks"
    • n rage a state of extreme anger "she fell into a rage and refused to answer"
    • n rage something that is desired intensely "his rage for fame destroyed him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set.
    • Rage A violent or raging wind.
    • Rage Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury. "torment, and loud lament, and furious rage ."
    • Rage The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage .
    • Rage To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion. "Whereat he inly raged .""When one so great begins to rage , he is hunted
      Even to falling."
      "Rage rage against the dying of the light
      Do not go gentle into that good night."
    • Rage To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds. "Why do the heathen rage ?""The madding wheels
      Of brazen chariots raged ; dire was the noise."
    • v. t Rage To enrage.
    • Rage To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.
    • Rage To toy or act wantonly; to sport.
    • Rage Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will. "In great rage of pain.""He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.""Convulsed with a rage of grief."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rage Madness; insanity; an access of maniacal violence.
    • n rage Violent anger manifested in language or action; indignation or resentment excited to fury and expressed in furious words and gestures, with agitation.
    • n rage Extreme violence of operation or effect; intensity of degree, force, or urgency: used of things or conditions: as, the rage of a storm or of the sea; the rage of fever or of thirst.
    • n rage Vehement emotion; generous ardor or enthusiasm; passionate utterance or eloquence.
    • n rage Vehement desire or pursuit; ardent eagerness, as for the attainment or accomplishment of something; engrossing tendency or propensity: as, the rage for speculation, for social distinction, etc.
    • n rage An object of general and eager desire or pursuit; fashion; vogue; fad: as, music is now all the rage.
    • n rage A violent wind.
    • n rage Synonyms Vexation, Indignation, etc. (see anger); frenzy, madness, raving.
    • rage To be furious with anger; be excited to fury; be violently agitated with passion of any kind.
    • rage To speak with passionate utterance, or act with furious vehemence; storm; rave.
    • rage To act violently; move impetuously; be violently driven or agitated; have furious course or effect: said of things: as, a raging fever; the storm rages; war is raging.
    • rage To frolic wantonly; play; frisk; romp.
    • rage To be very eager or anxious.
    • rage To enrage; chafe; fret.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rage rāj violent excitement: enthusiasm: rapture: furious anger: intensity: any object much sought after, the fashion
    • v.i Rage to be furious with anger: to exercise fury: to prevail fatally, as a disease: to be violently agitated, as the waves
    • v.t Rage to enrage
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Quotations

  • The Delltones
    The Delltones
    “Keep on raging -- to stop the aging.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.”
  • William Congreve
    William%20Congreve
    “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
  • Paul Tillich
    Paul Tillich
    “Depression is rage spread thin.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.”

Idioms

All the rage - If something's all the rage, it is very popular or fashionable at the moment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. rabies, fr. rabere, to rave; cf. Skr. rabh, to seize, rabhas, violence. Cf. Rabid Rabies Rave

Usage

In literature:

Shouts of derision broke in upon the tale, followed by expressions of rage.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The work was done; the ship hurried through the raging surf.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
And as the creature moved, a sense of rage welled up inside him.
"The Monster" by S. M. Tenneshaw
He raged at his want of official authority to correct the wrong.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Braxton Wyatt retired, almost sick with rage.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The king sent for him in a rage.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
A mighty rage seized Henry.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The men were slaughtered as long as day and rage lasted.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
All next day he sulked, but when night came he returned to the bluff, his eyes red with rage.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
His lips were stiff with bitter rage, however, as he faced the other man, who had not moved.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

Then let winter tempests rage,
And the careless hand of spring
Scatter weeds where'er she goes, --
And autumn ruin bring!
" The Patriot's Birthplace" by Annie Adams Fields
Thorow fire, and thorow flude,
(Mudy mindis rage lyk a sea
Thorow slauchtir, thorow blude,
(A seamless shrowd weird schaipis for me!)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
Thou canst calm the tumult wild,
Thou canst bid the raging cease,
Thou canst speak the word of peace;
Speak it, Lord, and save Thy child.
"Drifting" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
That sacred stream, thine holy word,
That all our raging fear controls:
Sweet peace thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting souls.
"Psalm 46 part 1" by Isaac Watts
I raged at her then, and I said she was cold;
I swore she was nothing to me;
I prayed her the cause of her silence unfold,
But never a word said she!
"Golden Silence" by Ellis Parker Butler
Fair Azima suffers from sorrow and rage,
But what can her rage or her sorrow achieve;
Hermossan is absent: her father's weak age
Only leaves her in fruitless affliction to grieve.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley

In news:

When one thinks of Bobby Knight, the mind conjures up images of red-faced rage and chairs skidding across a field house floor.
Police say the 49-year-old Athens man told them that his roommate threw the teeth out the door in a fit of rage.
Despite a public call by Texas Gov Rick Perry (R) to pray for rain over the weekend, major wildfires continue to rage on across the state.
The New American Religion Behind the Growing American Rage.
From the silly socialism of Rage Against the Machine to the street capitalism of 50 Cent, the music is the message.
Jeannette Davis sits with her defense attorney during her trial for allegedly killing Lance Byers in a fit of road rage in Grand Rapids.
GR road rage killing - more stories.
'Road rage' case now in jury's hands.
Not even a glance or look at her kittens sends her raging into hissy fits and spitting lunges.
A fire raging on Bond and President Streets last night.
L eon Kass drives many bioethicists into teeth-grinding rage.
Road rage ends in fatal shooting in NW Harris County.
It became a virtual shrine in West Berlin before which neo-Nazis vented a ritual rage.
Motorcycle rallies are all the rage these days in Western North Carolina, and Franklin tourism leaders are busy finalizing plans to take their first bite out of that tempting economic pie.
Gas-filled cases are the rage in European cities (Yesterday's News).
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In science:

Next step to the choice of number of segments is to examine the antenna’s behaviour in a definite frequency rage. Thus, an examination will be carried out from 900 to 1300 [MHz], with a 10 [MHz] step.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
Due to a version of the well-known RAGE theorem adapted for unitary operators (theorem D.3) dynamical localization also implies spectral localization.
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
Absence of continuous spectrum For the sake of completeness we include in this chapter the proof of a unitary and discrete time version of the RAGE theorem [Gol85].
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
Equipped with this result, we can prove the discrete time version of the Rage theorem: Theorem D.3 (RAGE).
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
At the same time this proves the second claim of the rage theorem for ψ ∈ Hpp .
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
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