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Bible Usage:


  • 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

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'REESHOW, noun [rare and show.] A show carried in a box.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAR'EFIABLE, adjective Capable of being rarefied.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAR'EFYING, participle present tense Making thin or less dense.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'RELY, adverb

1. Seldom; not often; as things rarely seen.

2. Finely; nicely. [little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'RERIPE, adjective

Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.

RA'RERIPE, noun An early fruit, particularly a kind of peach which ripens early.