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RAB'ID, a. [L. rabidus, from rabio, rabo, to rage.]

Furious; raging; mad; as a rabid dog or wolf. It is particularly applied to animals of the canine genus, affected with the distemper called rabies, and whose bite communicates hydrophobia.



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RAB'ID, a. [L. rabidus, from rabio, rabo, to rage.]

Furious; raging; mad; as a rabid dog or wolf. It is particularly applied to animals of the canine genus, affected with the distemper called rabies, and whose bite communicates hydrophobia.

RAB'ID, a. [L. rabidus, from rabio, rabo, to rage; W. rhaib.]

Furious; raging; mad; as, a rabid dog or wolf. It is particularly applied to animals of the canine genus, affected with the distemper called rabies, and whose bite communicates hydrophobia.


Rab"id
  1. Furious; raging; extremely violent.

    The rabid flight
    Of winds that ruin ships.
    Chapman.

  2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
  3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.
  4. Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
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Rabid

RAB'ID, adjective [Latin rabidus, from rabio, rabo, to rage.]

Furious; raging; mad; as a rabid dog or wolf. It is particularly applied to animals of the canine genus, affected with the distemper called rabies, and whose bite communicates hydrophobia.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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blush

BLUSH, v.i.

1. To redden in the cheeks or face; to be suddenly suffused with a red color in the cheeks or face, from a sense of guilt, shame, confusion, modesty, diffidence or surprise; followed by at or for, before the cause of blushing; as, blush at your vices;blush for your degraded country.

In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush.

2. To bear a blooming red color, or any soft bright color; as the blushing rose.

He bears his blushing honors thick upon him.

Shakespeare has used this word in a transitive sense, to make red, and it may be allowable in poetry.

BLUSH, n. A red color suffusing the cheeks only, or the face generally, and excited by confusion, which may spring from shame, guilt, modesty, diffidence or surprise.

The rosy blush of love.

1. A red or reddish color.

2. Sudden appearance; a glance; a sense taken from the sudden suffusion of the face in blushing;; as, a proposition appears absurd at first blush.

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