Rage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raged p. pr. & vb. n. Raging ]
1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion. “Whereat he inly raged.”
When one so great begins to rage, he is hunted
Even to falling. --Shak.
2. To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds.
Why do the heathen rage? --Ps. ii. 1.
The madding wheels
Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise. --Milton.
3. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.
4. To toy or act wantonly; to sport. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To storm; fret; chafe; fume.
Ra·ging a. & n. from Rage, v. i. -- Ra*ging*ly, adv.
adj 1: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement;
very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a
hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became
a raging torrent" [syn: hot]
2: very severe; "a raging thirst"; "a raging toothache"
3: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds
on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea" [syn: angry,
furious, tempestuous, wild]