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."

Definitions of rage
  1. noun
    a feeling of intense anger
    “his face turned red with rage
    synonyms: fury, madness
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    intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
    a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
    type of:
    anger, bile, choler, ire
    a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
  2. noun
    a state of extreme anger
    “she fell into a rage and refused to answer”
    synonyms: apoplexy
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    type of:
    anger, angriness
    the state of being angry
  3. noun
    violent state of the elements
    “the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks”
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    type of:
    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.
  4. verb
    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    synonyms: ramp, storm
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    type of:
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  5. verb
    feel intense anger
    Rage against the dying of the light!”
  6. verb
    be violent; as of fires and storms
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    type of:
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  7. noun
    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    “it was all the rage that season”
    synonyms: craze, cult, fad, furor, furore
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    type of:
    the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  8. noun
    something that is desired intensely
    “his rage for fame destroyed him”
    synonyms: passion
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    type of:
    something that is desired
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