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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rash /ˈræʃ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rash /ˈræʃ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rash v. t. To prepare with haste. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rash v. t.
 1. To pull off or pluck violently. [Obs.]
 2. To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice. [Obs.]
    Rashing off helms and riving plates asunder.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rash, n.  Med. A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.
 Canker rash. See in the Vocabulary.
 Nettle rash. See Urticaria.
 Rose rash. See Roseola.
 Tooth rash. See Red-gum.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rash, n.  An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rash, a. [Compar. Rasher superl. Rashest.]
 1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty. [Obs.] “Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder.”
 2. Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent. [Obs.]
 I scarce have leisure to salute you,
 My matter is so rash.   --Shak.
 3. Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
 4. Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
 5. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn. [Prov. Eng.]
 Syn: -- Precipitate; headlong; headstrong; foolhardy; hasty; indiscreet; heedless; thoughtless; incautious; careless; inconsiderate; unwary.
 Usage: -- Rash, Adventurous, Foolhardy. A man is adventurous who incurs risk or hazard from a love of the arduous and the bold. A man is rash who does it from the mere impulse of his feelings, without counting the cost. A man is foolhardy who throws himself into danger in disregard or defiance of the consequences.
    Was never known a more adventurous knight.   --Dryden.
 Her rash hand in evil hour
 Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she eat.   --Milton.
 If any yet be so foolhardy
 To expose themselves to vain jeopardy;
 If they come wounded off, and lame,
 No honor's got by such a maim.   --Hudibras.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: imprudently incurring risk; "do something rash that he will
             forever repent"- George Meredith
      2: marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for
         danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize
         the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most
         reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a
         rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center" [syn: foolhardy,
      n 1: any red eruption of the skin [syn: roseola, efflorescence,
            skin rash]
      2: a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences; "a rash
         of bank robberies"; "a blizzard of lawsuits" [syn: blizzard]