English

Definition of rabid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rabid

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈræbɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈreɪbɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪbɪd//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1[usually before noun] (disapproving) (of a type of person) having very strong feelings about something and acting in an unacceptable way rabid right-wing fanatics the rabid tabloid press
  2. 2[usually before noun] (disapproving) (of feelings or opinions) violent or extreme rabid speculation
  3. 3suffering from rabies a rabid dog
  4. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘furious, madly violent’): from Latin rabidus, from rabere ‘to rave’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rabid