Mad

Definition of Mad

p. p.1.p. p. of Made.
a.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. 1. 88.
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 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.
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.
7.Having impaired polarity; - applied to a compass needle.
Like mad
like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad. L'Estrange.
- 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.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To make mad or furious; to madden.
[imp. & p. p. Madded; p. pr. & vb. n. Madding.]
Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
It would have madded me.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.
Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest.
- Wyclif (Acts).
n.1.(Zool.) An earthworm.

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