- rare used once.
- Bible Reference: Daniel 2:11
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3358 Used 1 time
RARE, adjective [Latin rarus, thin.]
1. Uncommon; not frequent; as a rare event; a rare phenomenon.
2. Unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found.
RARE work, all fill'd with terror and delight.
Above the rest I judge one beauty rare
3. Thinly scattered.
4. Thin; porous; not dense; as a rare and attenuate substance.
Water is nineteen times lighter and by consequence nineteen times rarer than gold.
5. Nearly raw; imperfectly roasted or boiled; as rare beef or mutton; eggs roasted rare
RA'REESHOW, noun [rare and show.] A show carried in a box.
RAREFAC'TION, noun [See Rarefy.]
The act or process of expanding or distending bodies, by separating the parts and rendering the bodies more rare or porous, by which operation they appear under a larger bulk, or require more room, without an accession of new matter; opposed to condensation; as the rarefaction of air.
RAR'EFIABLE, adjective Capable of being rarefied.
RAR'EFY, verb transitive [Latin rarefacio; rarus, rare, and facio, to make.]
To make thin and porous or less dense; to expand or enlarge a body without adding to it any new portion of its own matter; opposed to condense.
RAR'EFY, verb intransitive To become thin and porous.
RAR'EFYING, participle present tense Making thin or less dense.
1. Seldom; not often; as things rarely seen.
2. Finely; nicely. [little used.]
1. The state of being uncommon; uncommonness; infrequency.
And let the rareness the small gift commend.
2. Value arising from scarcity.
3. Thinness; tenuity; as the rareness of air or vapor.
4. Distance from each other; thinness.
Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.
RA'RERIPE, noun An early fruit, particularly a kind of peach which ripens early.