|—adj (foll by about, on, |
|1.||mentally deranged; insane|
|2.||senseless; foolish: a mad idea|
|4.||wildly enthusiastic (about) or fond (of): mad about football; football-mad|
|5.||extremely excited or confused; frantic: a mad rush|
|6.||temporarily overpowered by violent reactions, emotions, etc: mad with grief|
|a. unusually ferocious: a mad buffalo|
|b. afflicted with rabies|
|8.||informal like mad with great energy, enthusiasm, or haste; wildly|
|9.||mad as a hatter crazily eccentric|
|—vb , madder, maddest, mads, madding, madded|
|10.||archaic to make or become mad; act or cause to act as if mad|
|[Old English gemǣded, past participle of gemǣdan to render insane; related to gemād insane, and to Old High German gimeit silly, crazy, Old Norse meitha to hurt, damage]|
Suffering from a disorder of the mind; insane.
Affected by rabies; rabid.