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Rabid meaning

rabid - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Furious; raging; extremely violent.
  2. 2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
  3. 3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.
  4. 4. Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
  5. 5. Raving; mad; affected with hydrophobia.

rabid - examples of usage

  1. The more rabid fanatics were still tugging forward, the others were holding back, and the lines vibrated between the two impulses without advancing.
  2. And when the little boy followed his mother to church, she standing humbly in the porch, whilst he, childlike, would steal forward till the sexton flung him back as though his very breath defiled the sacred precincts; or when attempting to join other children in their play about the streets he was kicked away like a rabid dog, and nothing seemed left but to take his grief to the one heart beating for him in a cruel world;- that heart would grew strong in the suffering woman, lending her words so generous, so wise, that one could have believed in inspiration were not a mother's love in itself grand enough to be the fount of things noble and true.
  3. The positive evidence that a rabid dog has been near cattle would greatly assist in making a decision in doubtful cases. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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