3 definitions found

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

Rash \Rash\, adjective [Compar. {Rasher} (-[~e]r); superl. {Rashest}.] [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. rask quick, brisk, rash, Icel. r["o]skr vigorous, brave, akin to D. & G. rasch quick, of uncertain origin.]

1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty. [Obs.] "Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder." --Shak.

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.] --Grose.

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

Rasher \Rash"er\ (r[a^]sh"[~e]r), noun [In sense 1, probably fr. rash, adjective, as being hastily cooked.]

1. A thin slice of bacon.

2. (Zool.) A California rockfish ({Sebastichthys miniatus}).

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



1: a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America [syn: {vermillion rockfish}, {rasher}, {Sebastodes miniatus}]

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