See also: Rage and ragé

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, borrowed through Anglo-Norman rage (French rage), from Vulgar Latin *rabia, from Latin rabiēs (anger, fury).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

rage (countable and uncountable, plural rages)

  1. Violent uncontrolled anger.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      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.
    Miniskirts were all the rage back then.
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”, in Essays: First Series:
      But the rage of travelling is a symptom of a deeper unsoundness affecting the whole intellectual action.
    • 1864, Samuel Greatheed, ‎Daniel Parken, ‎Theophilus Williams, The Eclectic Review (volume 7? volume 120? page 130)
      This rage for boulevardizing has destroyed the quaint, queer, pestilential streets of old Paris, through which it was our pleasure to wander many years since.
  3. (obsolete) Any vehement passion.

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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.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      The madding wheels / Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 5, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. [] Roaring, leaping, pouncing, the tempest raged about the wanderers, drowning and blotting out their forms with sandy spume.
    • 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.
    • 2014 June 24, “Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000”, in The Guardian:
      Debate has raged over whether Glass and smartglasses like it have any viable real-world use cases for consumers, or are more interesting to businesses where workers need hands-free access to information.
  3. (obsolete) To enrage.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /raːɣə/, [ˈʁɑːʊ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse raka, from Proto-Germanic *rakōną, cognate with Swedish raka, English rake. Related to *rekaną (to pile) and *rakjaną (to stretch).

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rage (past tense ragede, past participle raget)

  1. to scrape
  2. (dated) to shave
    Synonym: barbere
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German rāken (to hit, reach), from Proto-Germanic *rakōną, cognate with Dutch raken (Swedish råka is also borrowed from Low German). Probably related ot the previous verb.

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rage (past tense ragede, past participle raget)

  1. (transitive, usually negated) to concern, to be of (someone's) business
  2. (transitive) to not concern, to not be any of (someone's) business
    • 1967, Christian Kampmann, Sammen, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)
      Men det rager mig, hvad folk siger .
    • 2007, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Submarino, Art People (→ISBN)
      “Det rager mig, hvad hun har lyst til.”
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Etymology 3Edit

From German ragen (to jut, stick out), from Proto-Germanic *hragōną, cognate with Old English oferhragan.

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rage (past tense ragede, past participle raget)

  1. to jut, stick out, stand out
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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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rage f or m (plural rages)

  1. craze, fad, fashion.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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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.
      [] , disoit St. Chrysostôme, [] Un homme en colère se punit le premier, en s'élevant et combattant contre lui-même, et s'enflammant de rage.”
      " [] , Saint Chrysostom says, [] An angered man punishes himself in the first place, rising and fighting against himself, and catching fire from rage."
  2. rabies (disease)
    • 1935, Revista da produção animal, Instituto de Biologia Animal, page 47.
      Les chauves-souris Desmodus Rotundus infectéés naturellement transmettent la rage aux animaux.
      The naturally infected bats Desmodus rotundus transmit rabies to animals.

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  • German: Rage

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VerbEdit

rage

  1. inflection of ragen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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rage f (plural rages)

  1. (Jersey) rabies

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

  1. rage; ire; fury

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

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

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