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.]