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Rare meaning

rare - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Early.
  2. 2. Nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton.
  3. 3. Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event.
  4. 4. Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found.
  5. 5. Thinly scattered; dispersed.
  6. 6. Characterized by wide separation of parts; of loose texture; not thick or dense; thin; as, a rare atmosphere at high elevations.
  7. 7. Thin: uncommon; excellent.

rare - examples of usage

  1. If wood is rare and expensive, the articles which are made of it add to your cost of living and allow you less money for other things.
  2. When he had heard all he bowed in his old- fashioned, stiff way and said: " Your mother, young man, is a rare and wise woman. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It is rare in agriculture for a man to be asked much about his character, unless he is to be put into a position of some trust. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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