What does rage mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fury, rage, madnessnoun

    a feeling of intense anger

    "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

  2. ragenoun

    a state of extreme anger

    "she fell into a rage and refused to answer"

  3. rage, passionnoun

    something that is desired intensely

    "his rage for fame destroyed him"

  4. ragenoun

    violent state of the elements

    "the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks"

  5. fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rageverb

    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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

  6. ramp, rage, stormverb

    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

  7. rageverb

    be violent; as of fires and storms

  8. rageverb

    feel intense anger

    "Rage against the dying of the light!"


  1. ragenoun

    Violent uncontrolled anger.

  2. ragenoun

    A current fashion or fad.

  3. rageverb

    To act or speak in heightened anger.

  4. rageverb

    To move with great violence, as a storm etc.

  5. Etymology: raige, rage (French: rage), from rabia, from rabies.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ragenoun

    Etymology: rage, Fr.

    This tiger-footed rage, when it shall find
    The harm of unskann’d swiftness, will, too late,
    Tie leaden pounds to’s heels. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Desire not
    T’ allay my rages and revenges with
    Your colder reasons. William Shakespeare.

    Argument more heroick than the rage
    Of Turnus for Lavinia disespous’d. John Milton.

    The party hurtr who hath been in great rage of pain, till the weapon was re anointed. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Torment and loud lament and furious rage. John Milton.

    The rage of thirst and hunger now supprest. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Rageverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise. Prov. xx. I.

    Why do the heathen rage. Psalm ii. I.

    At this he inly rag’d, and as they talk’d,
    Smote him into the midriff. John Milton.

    Heart-rending news,
    That death should license have to rage among
    The fair, the wise, the virtuous. Edmund Waller.

    The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another, seem like torches, and run like the lightenings. Nah. ii. 4.

    The madding wheels of brazen chariots rag’d. John Milton.

    After these waters had raged on the earth, they began to lessen and shrink, and the great fluctuations of this deep being quieted by degrees, the waters retired. Burnet.


  1. rage

    Rage is an intense, uncontrollable feeling of violent anger or fury, often resulting in destructive behavior. It can also refer to a powerful and often uncontrolled feeling of something else, like passion or joy. In a broader context, rage may signify a widespread or ongoing intense public reaction or enthusiasm about a particular situation or event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ragenoun

    violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will

  2. Ragenoun

    especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury

  3. Ragenoun

    a violent or raging wind

  4. Ragenoun

    the subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage

  5. Ragenoun

    to be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion

  6. Ragenoun

    to be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds

  7. Ragenoun

    to ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo

  8. Ragenoun

    to toy or act wantonly; to sport

  9. Rageverb

    to enrage


  1. Rage

    Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s, along with bands such as Helloween, Running Wild, Blind Guardian and Grave Digger.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rage

    rāj, n. violent excitement: enthusiasm: rapture: furious anger: intensity: any object much sought after, the fashion.—v.i. to be furious with anger: to exercise fury: to prevail fatally, as a disease: to be violently agitated, as the waves.—v.t. to enrage.—adjs. Rage′ful, full of rage, furious; Rā′ging, acting with rage, violence, or fury.—adv. Rā′gingly.—All the rage (coll.), quite the fashion. [Fr.,—L. rabiesrabĕre, to rave.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rage

    Fury; violent, intense anger.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RAGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rage is ranked #73464 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rage surname appeared 264 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rage.

    62.1% or 164 total occurrences were Black.
    32.5% or 86 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rage' in Nouns Frequency: #2560

Anagrams for rage »

  1. ager

  2. areg

  3. gear

  4. GRAE

  5. agre

  6. gare

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rage in a Sentence

  1. Akhenaten:

    As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him.


    discharge by death- in this technotyrannical society. I say this:- the youths now come of age, filled with hate, anger and rage, all learned and conditioned behaviors from adults, as they discharge by death upon the world's technotyrannical stage. they all see death as a way of life. How foolish?

  3. William Blake:

    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

  4. Jonathan Turley:

    The vote was close, it declared the trial constitutional and effectively over. Like much else in our politics, there was more rage than reason brought to the issue.

  5. Mark Milley:

    We’re gonna stay focused on making sure that we create the right force to defend this country and promote our values. i’m not gonna address specifically White rage or Black rage or Asian rage or Irish rage or English rage or German rage or any other rage.

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