Rage is a really intense anger. Some frustrated drivers let their emotions boil over into road rage when another car cuts them off, for example.

If you're full of rage, you're full of anger — powerful, extreme, sometimes even violent anger. Rage can also be a verb: you might rage against something you hate or as the poet Dylan Thomas pleaded, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Things that rage are out of control, like a raging, roaring fire or a wild storm. Another meaning involves the latest, greatest trend — you'd say it's "all the rage."

Primary Meanings of rage

a feeling of intense anger
behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
Full Definitions of rage

n a feeling of intense anger

“his face turned red with rage
fury, madness
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
Type of:
anger, choler, ire
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

n a state of extreme anger

“she fell into a rage and refused to answer”
Type of:
anger, angriness
the state of being angry

n violent state of the elements

“the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks”
Type of:
a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

v behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

ramp, storm
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v feel intense anger

Rage against the dying of the light!”
blow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, combust, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, fly off the handle, go ballistic, have a fit, have kittens, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, lose one's temper, throw a fit
get very angry and fly into a rage
foam at the mouth, froth at the mouth
be in a state of uncontrolled anger

v be violent; as of fires and storms

Type of:
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

n an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

“it was all the rage that season”
craze, cult, fad, furor, furore
Type of:
the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

n something that is desired intensely

“his rage for fame destroyed him”
Type of:
something that is desired

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