rage

rage

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of rage in English

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English

Etymology

Old French rage (French: rage), from Vulgar Latin *rabia, from Latin rabies (anger, fury).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹeɪdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ

Noun

rage (countable and uncountable, plural rages)

  1. Violent uncontrolled anger.
    • They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too.
  2. A current fashion or fad.
  3. (obsolete) Any vehement passion.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francis Bacon
      in great rage of pain
    • (Can we date this quote?) Thomas Macaulay
      He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Nathaniel Hawthorne
      convulsed with a rage of grief
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVII (1609 Quarto)
      And your true rights be termed a poet's rage

Synonyms

  • fury
  • ire

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

rage (third-person singular simple present rages, present participle raging, simple past and past participle raged)

  1. (intransitive) To act or speak in heightened anger.
  2. (intransitive) (sometimes figuratively) To move with great violence, as a storm etc.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      The madding wheels / Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      "The two women murmured over the spirit-lamp, plotting the eternal conspiracy of hush and clean bottles while the wind raged and gave a sudden wrench at the cheap fastenings.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
      Though the storm raged up the East Coast, it has become increasingly apparent that New Jersey took the brunt of it.
  3. (obsolete) To enrage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Translations

Anagrams

  • Ager, GRAE, Gera, Rega, ager, areg, gare, gear

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French rage, from Old French rage, from Vulgar Latin *rabia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈraː.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ge
  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Noun

rage f or m (plural rages)

  1. craze, fad, fashion.

Synonyms

  • hype, modegril

French

Etymology

From Old French rage, from Vulgar Latin *rabia, from Latin rabies.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁaʒ/

Noun

rage f (plural rages)

  1. rage (fury, anger)
    • 1813, Les Attraits de la Morale, Ou la Vertu Parée de Tous Ses Charmes, et l'Art de rendre Heureux ceux qui nous entourent, page 179.
  2. rabies (disease)
    • 1935, Revista da produção animal, Instituto de Biologia Animal, page 47.

Derived terms

  • enrager
  • rage de dents
  • rage au volant

Further reading

  • “rage” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • gare, garé, géra

German

Verb

rage

  1. First-person singular present of ragen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of ragen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of ragen.
  4. Imperative singular of ragen.

Norman

Etymology

From Old French rage, from Vulgar Latin *rabia, from Latin rabiēs (anger, fury).

Noun

rage f (plural rages)

  1. (Jersey) rabies

Old French

Alternative forms

  • raige (uncommon)

Noun

rage f (oblique plural rages, nominative singular rage, nominative plural rages)

  1. rage; ire; fury

Romanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin, Late Latin ragere. Compare French raire, réer; cf. also French railler, Italian ragliare.

Verb

a rage (third-person singular present rage, past participle not used3rd conj.

  1. (of animals) to roar, howl, bellow

Derived terms

  • răget

See also

  • urla, mugi, țipa, zbiera

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