from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Angry; resentful. See Synonyms at angry.
- adj. Suffering from a disorder of the mind; insane.
- adj. Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas: mad with jealousy.
- adj. Lacking restraint or reason; foolish: I was mad to have hired her in the first place.
- adj. Feeling or showing strong liking or enthusiasm: mad about sports.
- adj. Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation; frantic: a mad scramble for the bus.
- adj. Boisterously gay; hilarious: had a mad time.
- adj. Affected by rabies; rabid.
- transitive v. To make or become mad; madden.
- idiom like mad Informal Wildly; impetuously: drove like mad.
- idiom like mad Informal To an intense degree or great extent: worked like mad; snowing like mad.
- idiom mad as a hatter Crazy; deranged.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.
- adj. Angry, annoyed.
- adj. Wildly confused or excited.
- adj. Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.
- adj. Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.
- adj. abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.
- adj. Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.
- adv. Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.
- v. To madden, to anger, to frustrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of made.
- adj. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
- adj. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite
- adj. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.
- adj. Extravagant; immoderate.
- adj. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; ; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid.
- adj. Angry; out of patience; vexed.
- adj. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
- transitive v. To make mad or furious; to madden.
- intransitive v. To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See madding.
- n. An earthworm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disordered in intellect; demented; crazy; insane: said of persons.
- Furious from disease or other cause; enraged; rabid: said of animals: as, a mad dog; a mad bull.
- Under the influence of some uncontrollable emotion.
- Wildly or recklessly frolicsome: said of persons or of their acts.
- Excited with immoderate curiosity, longing, admiration, or devotion; infatuated.
- Proceeding from or indicating frenzy; prompted by infatuation or fury.
- Synonyms Deranged, delirious, frenzied, raging.
- 3 . Exasperated.
- n. Madness; intoxication.
- To make mad or furious; distract; enrage; madden.
- To be mad; go mad.
- To rage; fight madly.
- n. A maggot or grub.
- n. An obsolete form of made, past participle of make.
- Abbreviations of Madam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very foolish
- adj. roused to anger
- adj. affected with madness or insanity
- adj. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
Middle English, from Old English gemǣdde, past participle of *gemǣdan, to madden, from gemād, insane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English medd, madd, from Old English gemǣd ("enraged"), from gemād ("silly, mad"), from Proto-Germanic *maidaz (compare Old High German gimeit ("foolish, crazy"), Gothic gamaiþs ("crippled")), past participle of *maidijanan (“to cripple, injure”), from Proto-Indo-European *mei (“to change”) (compare Old Irish máel ("bald, dull"), Old Lithuanian ap-maitinti ("to wound"), Sanskrit (méthati, "he hurts, comes to blows")). (Wiktionary)