Mad

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mad \Mad\, verb (used without an object) To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See {Madding}. [Archaic] --Chaucer.

Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest. --Wyclif (Acts).

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mad \Mad\, noun [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and prob. to E. moth.] (Zool.) An earthworm. [Written also {made}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mad \Mad\, obs. p. p. of {Made}. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mad \Mad\, adjective [Compar. {Madder}; superl. {Maddest}.] [AS. gem?d, gem[=a]d, mad; akin to OS. gem?d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel. mei?a to hurt, Goth. gam['a]ids weak, broken. ?.]

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.

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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." --Milton.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mad \Mad\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mad

adjective

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}, {mad}, {sore}]

2: affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad" [syn: {brainsick}, {crazy}, {demented}, {disturbed}, {mad}, {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}, {frantic}, {mad}, {unrestrained}]

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}, {mad}]

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