What does mad mean?

Definitions for madmæd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mad.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. huffy, mad, sore(adj)

    roused to anger

    "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"

  2. brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged(adj)

    affected with madness or insanity

    "a man who had gone mad"

  3. delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained(adj)

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

    "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"

  4. harebrained, insane, mad(adj)

    very foolish

    "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"


  1. mad(Verb)

    To madden, to anger, to frustrate.

  2. mad(Adverb)

    Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.

  3. mad(Adjective)

    Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.

  4. mad(Adjective)

    Angry, annoyed.

    Are you mad at me?

  5. mad(Adjective)

    Wildly confused or excited.

  6. mad(Adjective)

    Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.

  7. mad(Adjective)

    Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.

    Aren't you just mad for that red dress?

  8. mad(Adjective)

    abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.

    A mad dog

  9. mad(Adjective)

    Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mad(noun)

    a slattern

  2. Mad(noun)

    the name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy

  3. Mad

    p. p. of Made

  4. Mad

    disordered in intellect; crazy; insane

  5. Mad

    excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform

  6. Mad

    proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness

  7. Mad

    extravagant; immoderate

  8. Mad

    furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog

  9. Mad

    angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person

  10. Mad

    having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle

  11. Mad(verb)

    to make mad or furious; to madden

  12. Mad(verb)

    to be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding

  13. Mad(noun)

    an earthworm

  14. Origin: [AS. maa; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and prob. to E. moth.]


  1. Mad

    Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Launched as a comic book before it became a magazine, it was widely imitated and influential, impacting not only satirical media but the entire cultural landscape of the 20th century, with editor Al Feldstein increasing readership to more than 2,000,000 during its 1970s circulation peak. The last surviving title from the notorious and critically acclaimed EC Comics line, the magazine offers satire on all aspects of life and popular culture, politics, entertainment, and public figures. Its format is divided into a number of recurring segments such as TV and movie parodies, as well as freeform articles. Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is typically the focal point of the magazine's cover, with his face often replacing a celebrity or character that is lampooned within the issue. In 2010, the magazine's oldest and longest-running contributor, Al Jaffee, told an interviewer, "Mad was designed to corrupt the minds of children. And from what I'm gathering from the minds of people all over, we succeeded."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mad

    mad, adj. (comp. Mad′der; superl. Mad′dest) disordered in intellect: insane: proceeding from madness, rabid: troubled in mind: excited with any violent passion or appetite: furious with anger.—v.t. (Shak.) to drive mad.—adjs. Mad′brain, Mad′brained (Shak.), disordered in brain or mind: rash: hot-headed; Mad′-bred (Shak.), bred in madness or heat of passion.—n. Mad′cap, a person who acts madly: a wild, rash, hot-headed person.—adj. fond of wild and reckless action.—v.t. Mad′den, to make mad: to enrage.—v.i. to become mad: to act as one mad.—adj. Mad′ding, distracted, acting madly.—advs. Mad′dingly, Mad′ly.—ns. Mad′-doc′tor, a doctor who studies and treats the diseases of mad people; Mad′house, a house for mad persons: a lunatic asylum; Mad′ling, a mad person; Mad′man, a man who is mad: a maniac; Mad′ness; Mad′wort, a plant believed to cure canine madness.—Go mad, to become demented; Like mad, madly, furiously. [A.S. ge-mǽd; Old Sax. ge-méd, foolish, Ice. meidd-r, hurt.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3375

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1867

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mad' in Adjectives Frequency: #424

Anagrams for mad »

  1. AMD

  2. adm.

  3. dam

  4. DMA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mad in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert F. Kennedy:

    Don't get mad, get even.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Anger is a wound gone mad.

  3. John Skelton:

    I say, thou mad March hare.

  4. The Secret Service:

    They're scrambling like mad.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    He is as mad as a March hare.

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