Mad obs. p. p. of Made.
Mad a. [Compar. Madder superl. Maddest ]
1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
I have heard my grandsire say full oft,
Extremity of griefs would make men mad. --Shak.
2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.
It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. --Jer. 1. 88.
And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. --Acts xxvi. 11.
3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness. “Mad demeanor.”
Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace. --Franklin.
The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. --Jowett (Thucyd.).
4. Extravagant; immoderate. “Be mad and merry.” --Shak. “Fetching mad bounds.” --Shak.
5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.
6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person. [Colloq.]
7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle. [Colloq.]
Like mad, like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad. --L'Estrange.
To run mad. (a) To become wild with excitement. (b) To run wildly about under the influence of hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia.
To run mad after, to pursue under the influence of infatuation or immoderate desire. “The world is running mad after farce.” --Dryden.
Mad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Madded; p. pr. & vb. n. Madding.] To make mad or furious; to madden.
Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
It would have madded me. --Shak.
Mad, v. i. To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding. [Archaic]
Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest. --Wyclif (Acts).
Mad, n. Zool. An earthworm. [Written also made.]
adj 1: roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain;
"she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at
his friend"; "sore over a remark" [syn: huffy, sore]
2: affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
[syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, distracted, disturbed,
sick, unbalanced, unhinged]
3: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of
delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their
gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious, excited,
4: very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind
the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge
between two mountains" [syn: harebrained, insane]
[also: madding, madded, maddest, madder]