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Mad \Mad\, n. [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and prob. to E. moth.] (Zool.) An earthworm. [Written also {made}.] [1913 Webster]

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Mad \Mad\, obs.
     p. p. of {Made}. --Chaucer.
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Mad \Mad\, a. [Compar. {Madder}; superl. {Maddest}.] [AS. gem?d, gem[=a]d, mad; akin to OS. gem?d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel. mei?a to hurt, Goth. gam['a]ids weak, broken. ?.]
     1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
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              I have heard my grandsire say full oft, Extremity of griefs would make men mad. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform. [1913 Webster]

              It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.                     --Jer. 1. 88. [1913 Webster]

              And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.        --Acts xxvi.
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     3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness. "Mad demeanor." --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace.                             --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

              The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]

     4. Extravagant; immoderate. "Be mad and merry." --Shak.
        "Fetching mad bounds." --Shak.
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     5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog. [1913 Webster]

     6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     {Like mad}, like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad. --L'Estrange.

     {To run mad}.
        (a) To become wild with excitement.
        (b) To run wildly about under the influence of hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia.

     {To run mad after}, to pursue under the influence of infatuation or immoderate desire. "The world is running mad after farce." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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Mad \Mad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Madded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Madding}.] To make mad or furious; to madden. [1913 Webster]

           Had I but seen thy picture in this plight, It would have madded me.                 --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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Mad \Mad\, v. i.
     To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See {Madding}. [Archaic]
     --Chaucer.
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           Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest.
                                                    --Wyclif (Acts). [1913 Webster]

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MAD
         Message Address Directory


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

MAD
         Memory Address Driver strength (BIOS)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

MAD
         Militaerischer AbschirmDienst (mil., org.)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

318 Moby Thesaurus words for "mad":
     Dionysiac, a transient madness, abandoned, abnormal, absurd, accident-prone, acrimonious, affronted, amok, anarchic, anger, angered, angriness, angry, apish, ardent, ardently, asinine, avid, bacchic, balmy, bananas, barmy, batty, befooled, beguiled, bellowing, bereft of reason, berserk, besotted, blustering, blusterous, blustery, bonkers, brainless, brainsick, breakneck, browned-off, buffoonish, bughouse, bugs, careless, carried away, certifiable, chaotic, childish, choleric, cockeyed, corybantic, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, craze, crazed, crazy, credulous, cross, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dazed, delirious, deluded, dement, demented, demoniac, deprived of reason, derange, deranged, desperate, desperately, devil-may-care, disoriented, distract, distracted, distraught, dizzy, doting, dotty, drive insane, drive mad, dumb, eager, ecstatic, enrage, enraged, enragement, enraptured, enthusiastic, enthusiastically, exasperated, excitedly, extravagant, fallacious, fanatical, fantastic, fatuitous, fatuous, feral, ferocious, fervent, fervently, fervid, feverishly, fierce, flaky, flighty, fond, fool, foolhardy, foolheaded, foolish, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, frenziedly, frenzy, fuddled, fulminating, fuming, furious, furiously, fury, futile, gaga, goofy, grapes of wrath, gulled, haggard, hallucinated, harum-scarum, hasty, headlong, heat, heated, heedless, hellish, hog-wild, hooked, hotheaded, howling, hurried, hysterical, hysterically, idiotic, ill-advised, ill-considered, imbecile, immature, impetuous, imprudent, in a transport, in hysterics, inane, incense, incensed, indignant, indiscreet, inept, infatuated, infuriate, infuriated, infuriation, insane, insensate, intoxicated, invalid, irate, irateness, ire, ireful, irrational, irritated, keen, kooky, like crazy, like mad, like one possessed, livid, loco, loony, loopy, lunatic, madcap, madden, maddened, madding, madly, maenadic, make mad, maniac, maniacal, manic, maudlin, mazed, mental, mentally deficient, mentally ill, meshuggah, mindless, moon-struck, moronic, non compos, non compos mentis, nonrational, nonsensical, not all there, not right, nuts, nutty, odd, of unsound mind, off, offended, orgasmic, orgastic, orgiastic, outraged, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, pandemoniac, passionate, pissed, pissed-off, possessed, potty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, preposterous, provoked, psycho, psychotic, puerile, queer, rabid, rage, raging, ramping, ranting, rash, ravening, raving, raving mad, ravished, reasonless, reckless, riled up, rip-roaring, roaring, round the bend, running mad, running wild, saeva indignatio, sappy, screwy, send mad, senseless, sentimental, shatter, sick, silly, slap-bang, slapdash, sophistic, sore, soreness, stark-mad, stark-raving mad, stark-staring mad, storming, stormy, strange, stupid, tempestuous, tetched, thoughtless, ticked off, touched, transported, troublous, tumultuous, turbulent, twisted, umbrage, unbalance, unbalanced, uncontrollable, unhinge, unhinged, unreasonable, unsane, unsettled, unsound, unwise, uproarious, vials of wrath, violent, violently, wacky, wandering, wanton, waxy, wet, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking, wildly, witless, worked up, wrath, wrathful, wrathfulness, wrathy, wroth, wrought-up, zealous


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