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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. roused to anger;
- Example: "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
- Example: "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"
- Example: "mad at his friend"
- Example: "sore over a remark"
[syn: huffy, mad, sore]

2. affected with madness or insanity;
- Example: "a man who had gone mad"
[syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged]

3. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion;
- Example: "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"
- Example: "something frantic in their gaiety"
- Example: "a mad whirl of pleasure"
[syn: delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained]

4. very foolish;
- Example: "harebrained ideas"
- Example: "took insane risks behind the wheel"
- Example: "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"
[syn: harebrained, insane, mad]


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.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mad \Mad\, obs. p. p. of Made. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] 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. 11. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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]
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. [1913 Webster] Had I but seen thy picture in this plight, It would have madded me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest. --Wyclif (Acts). [1913 Webster]
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]
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
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

MAD Memory Address Driver strength (BIOS)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

MAD Message Address Directory
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

MAD Militaerischer AbschirmDienst (mil., org.)
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)
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.