Definitions for RARErɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rare(adj)

    not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness

    "a rare word"; "rare books"

  2. rare(adj)

    recurring only at long intervals

    "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"

  3. rare(adj)

    not widely distributed

    "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"

  4. rare, rarefied, rarified(adj)

    having low density

    "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"

  5. rare, uncommon(adj)

    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

    "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

  6. rare(adj)

    (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside

    "rare roast beef"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rare(adj)


  2. Rare

    nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton

  3. Rare

    not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event

  4. Rare

    of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found

  5. Rare

    thinly scattered; dispersed

  6. Rare

    characterized by wide separation of parts; of loose texture; not thick or dense; thin; as, a rare atmosphere at high elevations

  7. Origin: [Cf. Rather, Rath.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2186

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3842

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Adjectives Frequency: #274

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