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12 definitions found
 for Mad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mad \Mad\, n. [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and
     prob. to E. moth.] (Zool.)
     An earthworm. [Written also made.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mad \Mad\, obs.
     p. p. of Made. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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              It is the land of graven images, and they are mad
              upon their idols.                     --Jer. 1. 88.
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              And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted
              them even unto strange cities.        --Acts xxvi.
                                                    11.
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     3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing
        distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme
        rashness. "Mad demeanor." --Milton.
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              Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years
              of peace.                             --Franklin.
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              The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd.).
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     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.
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     6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.
        [Colloq.]
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     7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mad \Mad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Madded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Madding.]
     To make mad or furious; to madden.
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           Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
           It would have madded me.                 --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mad
      adj 1: roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain;
             "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his
             friend"; "sore over a remark" [syn: huffy, mad,
             sore]
      2: affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
         [syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad,
         sick, unbalanced, unhinged]
      3: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of
         delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their
         gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious,
         excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained]
      4: very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind
         the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge
         between two mountains" [syn: harebrained, insane, mad]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MAD
         Memory Address Driver strength (BIOS)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MAD
         Message Address Directory
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MAD
         Militaerischer AbschirmDienst (mil., org.)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  MAD
  
      1. Michigan Algorithm Decoder.
  
     2. A data flow language.
  
     ["Implementation of Data Structures on a Data Flow Computer",
     D.L. Bowen, Ph.D. Thesis, Victoria U Manchester, Apr 1981].
  
     (1999-12-10)
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MAD, adj.  Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence;
  not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by
  the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority;
  in short, unusual.  It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad
  by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane.  For
  illustration, this present (and illustrious) lexicographer is no
  firmer in the faith of his own sanity than is any inmate of any
  madhouse in the land; yet for aught he knows to the contrary, instead
  of the lofty occupation that seems to him to be engaging his powers he
  may really be beating his hands against the window bars of an asylum
  and declaring himself Noah Webster, to the innocent delight of many
  thoughtless spectators.
  

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