Complete Definition of "rare"

English
Pronunciation
(UK) IPA|/ɹɛə/
audio|en-us-rare.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛə(r)|-ɛə(r)

Etymology 1
From L. rarus.

Adjective
en-adj|rarer|rarest

  1. Very uncommon; scarce.
  2. (of cooking, particularly meats) Cooked very lightly, so the meat is still red (in the case of beef).

Antonyms
common

Synonyms
very uncommon
scarce
uncommon

cooked very lightly
sanguinary

Translations
trans-top|very uncommon
Arabic: ARchar|نادر (nāder)
Chinese: 稀少 (xīshǎo)
Croatian: t-|hr|rijedak
Dutch: t-|nl|zeldzaam, t-|nl|zeldzame
Finnish: t+|fi|harvinainen
French: rare, peu commun
German: t+|de|selten, t+|de|rar
Greek: t|el|σπάνιος|m|sc=Grek (spánios)
Hungarian: t+|hu|ritka
Italian: t+|it|raro
Japanese: 珍しい (めずらしい, mezurashii)
trans-mid
Korean: 드문 (deumun)
Kurdish: KUchar|نایاب
Persian: FAchar|کمیاب (kamyāb), FAchar|نایاب (nāyāb), FAchar|شاذ (šazz)
Portuguese: t+|pt|raro
Russian: t+|ru|редкий|trrédkij|scCyrl
Sanskrit: विरल (viral)
Slovak: t-|sk|riedky
Slovene: t+|sl|redek
Spanish: t-|es|escaso
Swedish: t+|sv|sällsynt
Telugu: అరుదు (arudu)
trans-bottom

trans-top|cooked very lightly
Dutch: bloedig, bloedige, saignant
French: t+|fr|saignant
German: blutig
trans-mid
Italian: t-|it|al sangue
Spanish: t+|es|crudo, t-|es|poco hecho
trans-bottom

Related terms
rarity

Etymology 2
Varinat of rear.

Verb
en-verb|rar|ing

  1. context|US|intransitive To rear, rise up, start backwards.

#*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 328:
#*:Frank pretended to rare back as if bedazzled, shielding his eyes with a forearm.

  1. context|US|transitive To rear, bring up, raise.

Anagrams
rear


French

Etymology
From Latin rarus

Pronunciation
IPA: /rar/
audio|Fr-Rare-fr-Paris.ogg|Audio (FR)

Adjective
rare m f

  1. rare

Italian

Adjective
rare p

  1. feminine of|raro#Italian|raro

Category:Italian adjective forms


Swedish

Adjective
rare

  1. sv-adj-form-abs-def-m|rar

Category:Swedish adjective forms

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