Rage definition and meaning

Rage definition: Rage is strong anger that is difficult to control. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’rage’

Word Frequency


rage


(


r





)

Word forms:


rages


,


raging


,


raged


1.


variable noun


Rage

is strong anger that is difficult to control.


He was red-cheeked with rage.


2.


intransitive verb

You say that something powerful or unpleasant

rages

when it continues with great force or violence.


Train service was halted as the fire raged for more than four hours.

Synonyms:


be at its height

,

surge

,

rampage

,

be turbulent


More Synonyms of

rage


3.


intransitive verb

If you

rage

about something, you speak or think very angrily about it.


Monroe was on the phone, raging about her mistreatment by the brothers.


Inside, Frannie was raging.


4.


uncountable noun

You can refer to the strong anger that someone feels in a particular situation as
a particular

rage

, especially when this results in violent or aggressive behavior.


Cabin crews are reporting up to nine cases of air rage a week.


5.


See also


raging


,


road rage


More Synonyms of

rage


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Video: pronunciation of

rage

Word Frequency


rage


in American English


(


reɪdʒ



)


noun


1.


Obsolete


insanity


2.


3.

a great force, violence, or intensity, as of the wind


4.

strong

emotion

,

enthusiasm

, or desire


verb intransitive

Word forms:


raged


or


ˈraging


5.

to

show

violent anger in action or

speech


6.

to be

forceful

, violent, uncontrolled, etc.


a

raging

sea, a

raging

fever


7.

to spread

unchecked

, as a disease


SIMILAR WORDS:


ˈanger


,


ˈfashion

Idioms:


(all) the rage

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Derived forms



ragingly


(

ˈragingly

)


adverb

Word origin

OFr < LL

rabia,

rage, madness; akin to

rabere,

to rage: see

rabid

Word Frequency


rage


in American English


(


reidʒ


)


(


verb


raged


,


raging


)


noun


1.


angry

fury; violent anger


2.

a

fit

of violent anger


3.

fury or violence of wind,

waves

, fire, disease, etc


4.

violence of feeling, desire, or

appetite
the rage of thirst


5.

a violent desire or

passion


6.

ardor; fervor; enthusiasm
poetic rage


7.

the object of

widespread

enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable
Long beards were the rage on campus


8.


archaic

insanity


9.


See


all the rage


intransitive verb


10.

to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate


11.

to move,

rush

,

dash

, or surge furiously


12.

to

proceed

, continue, or

prevail

with great violence
The battle raged ten days


13.



(

of feelings, opinions, etc.

)

to hold

sway

with unabated violence
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by Penguin Random House LLC and HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Derived forms


rageful


adjective


ragingly


adverb

Word origin


[

1250–1300; (n.) ME ‹ OF ‹ LL

rabia

, L

rabiēs

madness, rage, deriv. of

rabere

to rage; (v.)

ragen

‹ OF

ragier

, deriv. of

rage

(n.)

]

Word Frequency


rage


in British English


(


reɪdʒ



)


noun


1.


2.


violent

movement or action, esp of the sea,

wind

, etc


3.


4.

road rage
school rage


5.

a

fashion

or

craze

(esp in the phrase

all the rage

)


6.


Australian


and New Zealand


informal


verb



(

intransitive

)


7.

to

feel

or

exhibit

intense anger


8.

(esp of

storms

,

fires

, etc) to move or

surge

with great

violence


9.

(esp of a disease or

epidemic

) to

spread

rapidly and uncontrollably


10.


Australian


and New Zealand


informal

to have a good time

Collins English Dictionary

. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Word origin

C13: via Old French from Latin

rabiēs

madness

Examples of ‘rage’ in a sentence

rage


Read more…


Having another

seat


close

in

front

is increasingly

blamed

by

experts

for a

rise

in air rage.


The Sun



(

2016

)



Angola

was embroiled in a

civil

war that would rage for another

five


years

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2017

)


There

must

be no

road

rage.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


There was some

serious

rage for about 20

minutes

after.


The Sun



(

2017

)


That’s what you

call

road rage.


The Sun



(

2016

)


It wasn’t rage or anger.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


People raged about them too.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


MY 12-year-old

daughter


came


home


early

from

school


last


week

with a raging

temperature

and feeling

sick

.


The Sun



(

2016

)


In

spite

of a

ceasefire


agreement

, the war

still

rages

inside

this no-go

zone

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


The

scene

was set for a

spectacular


ice

war which would rage for weeks that

winter

.


Gavin Weightman


THE FROZEN WATER TRADE



(

2002

)

Show more…



Tell

your

wife

her

son

must control his rage or he

risks


prison

.


The Sun



(

2016

)


All this rage and anger

will


lead


nowhere

good.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2013

)


These

sensations

may have been

brought

on

partly

by raging hunger.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2006

)


Where was the rage and the fury?


Times, Sunday Times



(

2015

)


While the violence raged the

rescue


teams

were making

preparations

to

intervene

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


It continues to be a

topic

of raging intensity.


The Sun



(

2014

)


We are

seeing

an epidemic of rage against the

machine

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


There was a

lot

of rage in the air.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


He is

said

to have

killed

his daughter in a

moment

of rage.


The Sun



(

2016

)



Instead

they were

sent


straight

to the

western


mountains

where they found

battles

raging.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2011

)


This

triggered

the civil war which rages on

today

.


The Sun



(

2013

)


That may not be

simple

road rage.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2010

)



Next

we will be

calling

him

renaissance

man

rather

than raging

bull

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2006

)


The

mystery

of who that

witness

was has raged all week.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2010

)


One man who

lost

his wife was

nearly

out of control with his rage.


Christianity Today



(

2000

)


He is

frank

about these rages.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2010

)


Yes,

green


lipstick

was the rage at the time.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)



Sometimes

it is part of a rage about her condition, sometimes she means it.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


The

crisis


summoned

a

whole


spectrum

of emotions within him… from intense

love

to raging anger.


The Sun



(

2012

)


And intense

thunderstorms

raged across the country through much of

June

in what was

also

an intensely

hot


summer

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2011

)

Related word partners

rage


uncontrollable rage

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rage

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In other languages

rage


British English

:


rage


reɪdʒ

/

NOUN


Rage

is strong, uncontrollable anger.
I flew into a rage.


American English

:


rage


ˈreɪdʒ

/


Arabic

:

غَضَب


Brazilian Portuguese

:

raiva


Chinese

:


愤怒


Croatian

:

gnjev


Czech

:

vztek


Danish

:

raseri


Dutch

:

woede


European Spanish

:


furia


Finnish

:

raivo


French

:


rage


German

:


Wut


Greek

:

οργή


Italian

:


rabbia


Japanese

:

激怒


Korean

:

분노


Norwegian

:

raseri


Polish

:

wściekłość


European Portuguese

:


raiva


Romanian

:

furie


Russian

:

ярость


Spanish

:


furia


Swedish

:

ilska


Thai

:

ความเดือดดาล


Turkish

:

hiddet


Ukrainian

:

гнів


Vietnamese

:

cơn thịnh nộ


British English

:


rage


VERB

/

reɪdʒ

/

You say that something powerful or unpleasant

rages

when it continues with great force or violence.
Train services were halted as the fire raged for more than four hours.


American English

:


rage


ˈreɪdʒ

/


Brazilian Portuguese

:

assolar


Chinese

:


肆虐


European Spanish

:

rugir con rabia


French

:


faire rage


German

:


wüten


Italian

:


infuriare


Japanese

:

猛威をふるう


Korean

:

격노하다

극단적인


European Portuguese

:


assolar


Spanish

:

avanzar rugiendo


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rage

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rage

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Definition of

rage

from the

Collins English Dictionary

Quick word challenge

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Question:

1

Score:


0

/

5


alone


or


lonely

?

Drag the correct answer into the box.
lonely
alone


He was a


little boy.


arise


or


rise

?

Which version is correct?


blame


or


fault

?

Drag the correct answer into the box.
fault
blame


This was all Jack’s


.


assignment


or


homework

?

Which version is correct?


conscience


or


consciousness

?

Drag the correct answer into the box.
consciousness
conscience


He fell down and lost


.


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