• IPA: /ɹeɪdʒ/


  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.
  3. (obsolete) Any vehement passion.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      in great rage of pain
  4. 1881, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica,_Ninth_Edition/Johnson,_Samuel Samuel Johnson]”, in Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition:
    He appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
    • convulsed with a rage of grief
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVII (1609 Quarto)
      And your true rights be termed a poet's rage
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  • Russian: раж

rage (rages, present participle raging; past and past participle raged)

  1. (intransitive) To act or speak in heightened anger.
  2. (intransitive) (sometimes, figurative) To move with great violence, as a storm etc.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      The madding wheels / Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise.
    • 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, "," 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.
  3. (obsolete) To enrage.
  • French: rager
  • German: wüten, rasen, toben
  • Portuguese: enfurecer-se
  • Russian: неи́стовствовать

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