1 [mass noun] violent uncontrollable anger:her face was distorted with rage [count noun]:he flew into a rage [with modifier] anger or aggression associated with conflict arising from a particular situation:office rage is on the increase the violent action of a natural agency:the rising rage of the sea 2 [in singular] a vehement desire or passion:a rage for absolute honesty informs much western art
) a widespread temporary enthusiasm or fashion:computer games are all the rage
literary prophetic, poetic, or martial enthusiasm or ardour: Leaden Age, Quicken’d with Youthfull Spleene, and Warlike Rage
/NZ informal a lively party: the sound of the rage filled the campus
1feel or express violent uncontrollable anger:he raged at the futility of it all [with direct speech]:‘That’s unfair!’ Maggie raged [with adverbial] (of a natural agency or a conflict) continue violently or with great force:the argument raged for days [with adverbial of direction] (of an illness or fire) spread very rapidly or uncontrollably:the great cholera epidemic which raged across Europe in 1831 (of an emotion) have or reach a high degree of intensity:she couldn’t hide the fear that raged within her
/NZ informal go out and enjoy oneself socially:get ready to rage!