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King James Dictionary [1]

Rage, n. 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.


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 .

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.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will.

(2): ( n.) Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.

(3): ( n.) A violent or raging wind.

(4): ( n.) The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage.

(5): ( n.) To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.

(6): ( v. t.) To enrage.

(7): ( n.) To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds.

(8): ( n.) To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.

(9): ( n.) To toy or act wantonly; to sport.