What does craze mean?

Definitions for craze
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word craze.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, ragenoun

    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

    "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"

  2. craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun

    state of violent mental agitation

  3. crazeverb

    a fine crack in a glaze or other surface

  4. madden, crazeverb

    cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind

  5. crazeverb

    develop a fine network of cracks

    "Crazed ceramics"

Wiktionary

  1. crazenoun

    Craziness; insanity.

  2. crazenoun

    A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.

  3. crazenoun

    A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.

  4. crazeverb

    To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.

  5. crazeverb

    To derange the intellect of; to render insane.

  6. crazeverb

    To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.

  7. crazeverb

    To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See crase.

  8. crazeverb

    To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.

  9. Etymology: From crasen. See crase

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CRAZEverb

    Etymology: ecraser, French, to break to pieces.

    In this consideration the answer of Calvin unto Farrel, concerning the children of Popish parents, doth seem crazed. Hook.

    Relent, sweet Hermia; and, Lysander, yield
    Thy crazed title to my certain right. William Shakespeare.

    Then through the firey pillar, and the cloud,
    God looking forth. will trouble all his host,
    And craze their chariot-wheels. John Milton, Parad. Lost, b. xii.

    The tin ore passeth to the crazing mill, which, between two grinding stones, bruiseth it to a fine sand. Richard Carew, Survey.

    I lov’d him, friend,
    No father his son dearer: true, to tell thee,
    That grief hath craz’d my wits. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Wickedness is a kind of voluntary frenzy, and a chosen distraction; and every sinner does wilder and more extravagant things than any man can do that is crazed and out of his wits, only with this sad difference, that he knows better what he does. John Tillotson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crazeverb

    to break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase

  2. Crazeverb

    to weaken; to impair; to render decrepit

  3. Crazeverb

    to derange the intellect of; to render insane

  4. Crazeverb

    to be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane

  5. Crazeverb

    to crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery

  6. Crazenoun

    craziness; insanity

  7. Crazenoun

    a strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet

  8. Crazenoun

    a temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze

  9. Etymology: [OE. crasen to break, fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, sl i kras, to break to pieces, F. craser to crush, fr. the Scand. Cf. Crash.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Craze

    krāz, v.t. to weaken: to derange (applied to the intellect): (obs.) to break.—v.i. to become mad.—n. a crack or flaw: insanity.—adj. Crazed, deranged.—adv. Craz′ily.—ns. Craz′iness; Craz′ing-mill, a mill for crushing tin-ore.—adj. Craz′y, frail: insane: demented. [Scand.; Sw. krasa, Dan. krase, to crackle; whence also Fr. écraser, to crush.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of craze in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of craze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of craze in a Sentence

  1. Wang Jianlin:

    We still haven't seen a real craze here or a generation blindly following Mickey Mouse of Donald Duck.

  2. Bob Arum:

    The 1 % has so much money, they don't know how to spend it. Whether it's yachts, paintings or tickets to a fight, money means nothing, there was a craze for tickets and under our agreement with Floyd Mayweather Promotions, we felt we were being deprived of our fair share of the tickets( from) the standpoint of number and location.

  3. Estelle Bright:

    London is still in the grip of the flat white craze, but cappuccinos are similarly popular.

  4. Monica Rudiger:

    It's become a craze, i appreciate the exposure but I hope the message is long-lasting that animal cruelty is real and this is just one guy who's experienced it.

  5. Meer Hayet Kabir:

    He would buy independence war-related movies, dramas. That was his craze.

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