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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Rage

RAGE, noun [Heb. to grind or gnash the teeth.]

1. Violent anger accompanied with furious words, gestures or agitation; anger excited to fury. Passion sometimes rises to rage

Torment and loud lament and furious rage

2. Vehemence or violent exacerbation of any thing painful; as the rage of pain; the rage of a fever; the rage of hunger or thirst.

3. Fury; extreme violence; as the rage of a tempest.

4. Enthusiasm; rapture.

Who brought green poesy to her perfect age, and made that art which was a rage

5. Extreme eagerness or passion directed to some object; as the rage for money.

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.

RAGE, verb intransitive

1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.

At this he inly rag'd.

2. To be violent and tumultuous.

Why do the heathen rage? Psalms 2:1.

3. To be violently driven or agitated; as the raging sea or winds.

4. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with fatal effect; as, the plague rages in Cairo.

5. To be driven with impetuosity; to act or move furiously.

The chariots shall rage in the streets. Nahum 2.

The madding wheels of brazen chariots rag'd.

6. To toy wantonly; to sport. [Not in use.]