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"
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
Origin: [Cf. Rather, Rath.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rār, adj. (comp. Rā′rer; superl. Rā′rest) thin: not dense, as rarefied atmosphere: sparse: seldom met with: uncommon: excellent: especially good: extraordinary.—ns. Rāre′bit, an erroneous form of Welsh-rabbit; Rarefac′tion, act of rarefying: expansion of aëriform bodies.—adj. Rar′efiable, capable of being rarefied.—v.t. Rarefy (rar′e-fī, or rā′re-fī), to make rare, thin, or less dense: to expand a body.—v.i. to become less dense:—pa.t. and pa.p. rar′efied.—adv. Rāre′ly, seldom: remarkably well.—ns. Rāre′ness, tenuity: scarcity; Rarity (rar′i-ti), state of being rare: thinness: subtilty: something valued for its scarcity: uncommonness. [Fr.,—L. rārus.]
rār, adj. underdone—of meat. [A.S. hrēr.]
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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
The numerical value of RARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of RARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- cru, rarCatalan, Valencian
- krvavý, vzácný, řídkýCzech
- rød, sjældenDanish
- blutig, englisch, rar, seltenGerman
- crudo, escaso, poco hecho, raroSpanish
- erakordne, haruldaneEstonian
- نایاب, شاذ, کمیابPersian
- saignant, rare, peu communFrench
- ainneamh, gannScottish Gaelic
- véres, ritkaHungarian
- al sangue, raroItalian
- bluddegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- jarang, nadirMalay
- bloedig, zeldzaam, bloedige, zeldzame, saignantDutch
- krwisty, rzadkiPolish
- mal passado, raro, rarefeitoPortuguese
- rar, rerRomansh
- rarefiat, rarRomanian
- риједак, redak, редак, rijedakSerbo-Croatian
- rar, ovanlig, sällsyntSwedish
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