Definitions for RARErɛər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
occurring or found infrequently; markedly uncommon:
a rare disease.
having the component parts loosely compacted; thin:
She showed rare tact in inviting them.
Origin of rare:
1350–1400; ME < L rārus loose, wide apart, thin, infrequent
(of meat) cooked just slightly:
Origin of rare:
1645–55; var. of earlier rear, ME rere, OE hrēr lightly boiled
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
"a rare word"; "rare books"
recurring only at long intervals
"a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
not widely distributed
"rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
rare, rarefied, rarified(adj)
having low density
"rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
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"
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside
"rare roast beef"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unusual or infrequent
a rare opportunity to work abroad; a rare genetic disorder; It's rare for my parents to argue.
scarce and therefore valuable
a rare species
nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton
not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event
of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found
thinly scattered; dispersed
characterized by wide separation of parts; of loose texture; not thick or dense; thin; as, a rare atmosphere at high elevations
Rare Ltd. is a British video game developer located in Twycross, Leicestershire, England. The company was established in 1985 by Ultimate Play the Game founders Tim and Chris Stamper. During its early years, Rare primarily concentrated on Nintendo Entertainment System games, creating successful titles such as Wizards & Warriors, Battletoads, and R.C. Pro-Am. In 1994, Rare became a second-party developer for Nintendo and achieved international recognition with critically acclaimed games such as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Conker's Bad Fur Day, among others. In 2002, the company was wholly purchased by Microsoft and has since focused on developing games exclusively for Microsoft video game consoles. Notable releases include Kameo: Elements of Power, Viva Piñata, and Kinect Sports. In 2007, founders Tim and Chris Stamper left the company to pursue "other opportunities". Rare's current Studio Creative Director is Simon Woodroffe, who previously worked at several studios such as Midway Games, Ubisoft, and Sega.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2186
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3842
Rank popularity for the word 'RARE' in Adjectives Frequency: #274
Translations for RARE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not done, found, seen etc very often; uncommon
a rare flower; a rare occurrence.
- raroPortuguese (BR)
- vzácný, řídkýCzech
- raro, poco comúnSpanish
- کمیاب؛ عالی؛ بی نظیرFarsi
- rijedak, neobičanCroatian
- sjelden, uvanligNorwegian
- کمیاب؛ عالی؛ بی نظیرPersian
- نرۍ(كله وريځ)، نازك، تنكى لطيف، نادر، كم، غير معمولى، ډيرښه، كميابPashto
- vzácny, zriedkavýSlovak
- sällsynt, ovanligSwedish
- ender, nadirTurkish
- 稀有的，罕見的Chinese (Trad.)
- рідкісний, незвичайнийUkrainian
- 稀有的，不平凡的Chinese (Simp.)
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