rare

  • 1 rare — [ rar ] adj. • 1377; rere adj. fém. v. 1236; lat. rarus 1 ♦ (Généralt après le nom) Qui se rencontre peu souvent, dont il existe peu d exemplaires. Objet rare. Chercher une chose rare (cf. Mouton à cinq pattes, merle blanc). Pierres rares. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 rare — RARE. adj. de tout genre. Qui n est pas commun, qui n est pas ordinaire, qui se trouve difficilement. Une chose rare, tres rare. un oiseau rare. un livre rare. ce livre là est devenu rare. curieux & rare. cette chose n est précieuse que parce qu… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Rare — Rechtsform Aktiengesellschaft Gründung 1982 Sitz Twycross, Großbritannien Leitung Mark Betteridge Gregg Mayles Produkte …

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  • 4 Rare — Rare, a. [Compar. {Rarer} (r[^a]r [ e]r); superl. {Rarest}.] [F., fr. L. rarus thin, rare.] 1. Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event. [1913 Webster] 2. Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 RARE —     Rare en physique est opposé à dense. En morale, il est opposé à commun.     Ce dernier rare est ce qui excite l admiration. On n admire jamais ce qui est commun, on en jouit.     Un curieux se préfère au reste des chétifs mortels, quand il a… …

    Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 6 rare — W2S3 [reə US rer] adj comparative rarer superlative rarest [Sense: 1,3; Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: rarus] [Sense: 2; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: rear lightly cooked (15 19 centuries), from Old English hrer] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 rare — [ rer ] adjective *** 1. ) not happening very often: In a rare moment of honesty, he told her what he had done. it is rare (for someone) to do something: It s extremely rare for her to lose her temper. a ) not often seen or found, and therefore… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 Rare — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …

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  • 9 Rare — Rare, a. [Compar. {Rarer} (r[^a]r [ e]r); superl. {Rarest}.] [Cf. AS. hr[=e]r, or E. rare early. [root]18.] Nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton. [1913 Webster] New laid eggs, which Baucis busy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Rare — is a word used to denote low numbers of abundance, uncommon, scarce.It can also refer to:*Rare species, a conservation category in biology designating the scarcity of an organism and implying a threat to its viability *Rare (company), a video… …

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  • 11 rare — rare; rare·bit; rare·ly; rare·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 12 Rare — (r[^a]r), a. [Cf. {Rather}, {Rath}.] Early. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Rude mechanicals that rare and late Work in the market place. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 rare — [adj1] exceptional, infrequent attenuate, attenuated, deficient, extraordinary, few, few and far between*, flimsy, inconceivable, isolated, light, limited, occasional, out of the ordinary, rarefied, recherché, scanty, scarce, scattered, seldom,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 rare — Ⅰ. rare [1] ► ADJECTIVE (rarer, rarest) 1) occurring very infrequently. 2) remarkable: a player of rare skill. ORIGIN Latin rarus. Ⅱ. rare …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 rare — rare1 [rer] adj. rarer, rarest [ME < MFr < L rarus, loose, thin, scarce, prob. < IE base * (e)re , loose > Gr erēmos, solitary] 1. not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual 2. unusually good; excellent [a rare scholar] 3. not dense; …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 RARE — Hospitality International, Inc. (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) * Ropemarks Artistic Rope Exchange (Business » Firms) * Rare Animal Relief Effort (Medical » Veterinary) * Rapid Assessment Research Evaluation (Business » General) * Rooted And Reaching …

    Abbreviations dictionary

  • 17 RARE —   [Abk. für Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européene, dt. »vereinigtes europäisches Forschungnetz«], eine 1986 gegründete Organisation, in der sich die Betreiber von Forschungsnetzen in Europa zusammengeschlossen haben. Die RARE will die… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 rare — ‘uncommon’ [15] and rare ‘underdone’ [17] are not the same word. The former was borrowed from Latin rārus, which originally signified ‘having a loose texture, widely separated’ – hence ‘scarce’. It is not known what its ultimate source is. The… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 rare — ‘uncommon’ [15] and rare ‘underdone’ [17] are not the same word. The former was borrowed from Latin rārus, which originally signified ‘having a loose texture, widely separated’ – hence ‘scarce’. It is not known what its ultimate source is. The… …

    Word origins

  • 20 rare — I adjective choice, curious, different, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, extraordinary, fine, incomparable, inconceivable, infrequent, inusitatus, matchless, noteworthy, out of circulation, out of the ordinary, peerless, precious, priceless,… …

    Law dictionary


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