RAGE, n. [Heb. to grind or gnash the teeth.]1. Violent anger accompanied with furious words, gestures or agitation; anger excited to fury. Passion sometimes rises to rage.Torment and loud lament and furious rage.2. Vehemence or violent exacerbation of any thing painful; as the rage of pain; the rage of a fever; the rage of hunger or thirst.3. Fury; extreme violence; as the rage of a tempest.4. Enthusiasm; rapture.Who brought green poesy to her perfect age, and made that art which was a rage.5. Extreme eagerness or passion directed to some object; as the rage for money.You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.
RAGE, v.i.1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.At this he inly rag'd.2. To be violent and tumultuous.Why do the heathen rage? Ps. 2.3. To be violently driven or agitated; as the raging sea or winds.4. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with fatal effect; as, the plague rages in Cairo.5. To be driven with impetuosity; to act or move furiously.The chariots shall rage in the streets. Nah. 2.The madding wheels of brazen chariots rag'd.6. To toy wantonly; to sport. [Not in use.]