Definition of rage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//reɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//reɪdʒ//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a feeling of violent anger that is difficult to control His face was dark with rage. to be shaking/trembling/speechless with rage Sue stormed out of the room in a rage. He flies into a rage if you even mention the subject. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2[uncountable] (in compounds) anger and violent behaviour caused by a particular situation a case of trolley rage in the supermarket see also road rage
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘madness’): from Old French rage (noun), rager (verb), from a variant of Latin rabies, from rabere ‘rave’.Extra examples ‘How dare you!’ she said, her voice choked with rage. A motorist was assaulted in a road rage attack. Blind rage consumed him. He flew into a rage at the insult. He gave a roar of rage and punched me in the face. He glared at me, quite beside himself with rage. He left in a rage of humiliation. He managed to master his rage. He punched the wall in a fit of rage. He was boiling with rage at the unfairness of it all. He was filled with rage. He was in a towering rage about his lost watch. He was literally shaking with rage. He was prone to violent rages. Her eyes were burning with rage. Her rage boiled over as she burst into tears. Her voice was trembling with rage. His answer only seemed to fuel her rage. His rage suddenly erupted. His rage was beginning to subside. I was seething with rage. If something’s too difficult she gets in a rage. Ron felt rage boil up inside him. She felt the rage building up inside her. She killed him in a rage of despair. She smashed up his car in a drunken rage. She started hitting him in a drunken rage. She was burning with impotent rage. The people vented their rage on government buildings. She stormed out of the room in a rage. Sue stormed out in a rage.Idioms (informal) to be very popular and fashionable Fax machines in cars are all the rage in California.
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