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MAD

 (măd)
abbr.
mutually assured destruction

mad

 (măd)
adj. mad·der, mad·dest
1. Angry; resentful: was mad about the broken vase. See Synonyms at angry.
2.
a. Mentally deranged: "afflicted with hypochondria, depression, and fear of going mad" (Carla Cantor).
b. Characteristic of mental derangement: mad laughter.
c. Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas: was mad with jealousy.
3.
a. Lacking restraint or reason; foolish: I was mad to have hired her in the first place.
b. Feeling or showing strong liking or enthusiasm: mad about sports.
c. Marked by a lack of restraint, especially by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation: a mad scramble for the bus.
4. Exhibiting uncharacteristic aggressiveness, especially as a result of rabies, spongiform encephalopathy, or another neurological disease. Used of animals: a mad dog; a mad cow.
5. Slang
a. Excellent; wonderful: It's really mad that they can come.
b. Abundant; great: mad respect.
tr. & intr.v. mad·ded, mad·ding, mads
To make or become mad; madden.
adv. Slang
Extremely; very: This place is mad cool.
Idioms:
like mad Informal
1. Wildly; impetuously: drove like mad.
2. To an intense degree or great extent: worked like mad; snowing like mad.
mad as a hatter/March hare
Crazy; mentally deranged.

[Middle English, mentally deranged, rabid, angry, from Old English gemǣdde, past participle of *gemǣdan, to derange mentally, madden, from gemād, mentally deranged; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mad′dish adj.

mad

(mæd)
adj, madder or maddest
1. mentally deranged; insane
2. senseless; foolish: a mad idea.
3. (often foll by at) informal angry; resentful
4. (foll by: about, on, or over; often postpositive) 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.
7. (Zoology) (of animals)
a. unusually ferocious: a mad buffalo.
b. afflicted with rabies
8. like mad informal with great energy, enthusiasm, or haste; wildly
9. mad as a hatter crazily eccentric
vb, mads, madding or madded
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]
ˈmaddish adj

MAD

(mæd)
n acronym for
(Military) mutual assured destruction: a theory of nuclear deterrence whereby each side in a conflict has the capacity to destroy the other in retaliation for a nuclear attack

mad

(mæd)

adj. mad•der, mad•dest, adj.
1. mentally disturbed; deranged.
2. greatly provoked or irritated; enraged.
3. affected with rabies; rabid: a mad dog.
4. extremely foolish or illogical; imprudent or irrational: a mad scheme.
5. impetuous: frantic: mad haste.
6. brimming with enthusiasm: mad about opera.
7. wildly frivolous; hilarious: had a mad time at the party.
n.
8. an angry period or mood.
v.t., v.i.
9. to madden.
Idioms:
like mad, at a furious pace: rushing around like mad.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English gemǣd(e)d, past participle of *gemǣdan to make mad, akin to gemād mad, foolishmei-1]
usage: mad has been used in the meaning “enraged, angry” since 1300. Because this sense is sometimes criticized, mad is often replaced byangryin formal contexts:The president is angry at Congress for overriding his veto.

mad

  • gale - A very strong wind, probably related to Old Norse galinn, "frantic, mad."
  • mad as a hatter - Refers to the fact that hat makers suffered mental illness in the old days when they got mercury poisoning from treating fur.
  • madding - In "far from the madding crowd," madding is a poetic survival meaning "wild, furious, raving, mad."
  • rabid, rabies - Rabid and rabies come from Latin rabere, "be mad."

mad

1. 'mad'

In conversation and informal writing, people often describe a foolish action or idea as mad.

Camping in winter was a mad idea.
You would be mad to refuse such a great offer.

In conversation, mad is sometimes used to mean 'angry'. If you are mad at someone, you are angry with them.

When she told him she wouldn't go, he got mad.
My parents were mad at me for waking them up so early.
2. 'mad about'

If you are mad about something that has happened, you are angry about it.

He's really mad about being lied to.

In conversation, you can say that someone is mad about an activity, when they like it very much.

Her daughter is mad about dancing.
The whole family is mad about football.
3. mental illness

If someone has a mental illness that makes them behave in strange ways, don't say that they are 'mad'. You should use the phrase mentally ill.

She spent time in hospital when she was mentally ill.
The drug is used to treat mentally ill patients.

mad


Past participle: madded
Gerund: madding

Imperative
mad
mad
Present
I mad
you mad
he/she/it mads
we mad
you mad
they mad
Preterite
I madded
you madded
he/she/it madded
we madded
you madded
they madded
Present Continuous
I am madding
you are madding
he/she/it is madding
we are madding
you are madding
they are madding
Present Perfect
I have madded
you have madded
he/she/it has madded
we have madded
you have madded
they have madded
Past Continuous
I was madding
you were madding
he/she/it was madding
we were madding
you were madding
they were madding
Past Perfect
I had madded
you had madded
he/she/it had madded
we had madded
you had madded
they had madded
Future
I will mad
you will mad
he/she/it will mad
we will mad
you will mad
they will mad
Future Perfect
I will have madded
you will have madded
he/she/it will have madded
we will have madded
you will have madded
they will have madded
Future Continuous
I will be madding
you will be madding
he/she/it will be madding
we will be madding
you will be madding
they will be madding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been madding
you have been madding
he/she/it has been madding
we have been madding
you have been madding
they have been madding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been madding
you will have been madding
he/she/it will have been madding
we will have been madding
you will have been madding
they will have been madding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been madding
you had been madding
he/she/it had been madding
we had been madding
you had been madding
they had been madding
Conditional
I would mad
you would mad
he/she/it would mad
we would mad
you would mad
they would mad
Past Conditional
I would have madded
you would have madded
he/she/it would have madded
we would have madded
you would have madded
they would have madded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mad - roused to angermad - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
2.mad - affected with madness or insanitymad - affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
3.mad - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotionmad - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"
wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"
4.mad - very foolishmad - very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

mad

adjective
1. insane, mental (slang), crazy (informal), nuts (slang), bananas (slang), barking (slang), raving, distracted, frantic, frenzied, unstable, crackers (Brit. slang), batty (slang), crazed, lunatic, loony (slang), psychotic, demented, cuckoo (informal), unbalanced, barmy (slang), nutty (slang), deranged, delirious, rabid, bonkers (slang, chiefly Brit.), flaky (U.S. slang), unhinged, loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), round the bend (Brit. slang), aberrant, barking mad (slang), out of your mind, gonzo (slang), screwy (informal), doolally (slang), off your head (slang), off your trolley (slang), round the twist (Brit. slang), up the pole (informal), of unsound mind, as daft as a brush (informal, chiefly Brit.), lost your marbles (informal), not right in the head, non compos mentis (Latin), off your rocker (slang), not the full shilling (informal), off your nut (slang), off your chump (slang), wacko or whacko (informal) the mad old lady down the street
insane rational, sane
3. (Informal) angry, cross, furious, irritated, fuming, choked, pissed (U.S. slang), infuriated, raging, ape (slang), incensed, enraged, exasperated, pissed off (taboo slang), irate, livid (informal), berserk, seeing red (informal), incandescent, wrathful, apeshit (slang), fit to be tied (slang), in a wax (informal, chiefly Brit.) I'm pretty mad about it, I can tell you.
angry calm, composed, cool, appeased, mollified
4. enthusiastic, wild, crazy (informal), nuts (slang), keen, hooked, devoted, in love with, fond, daft (informal), ardent, fanatical, avid, impassioned, zealous, infatuated, dotty (slang, chiefly Brit.), enamoured He's mad about you.
enthusiastic uncaring, nonchalant
5. frenzied, wild, excited, energetic, abandoned, agitated, frenetic, uncontrolled, boisterous, full-on (informal), ebullient, gay, riotous, unrestrained The game is a mad dash against the clock.
go mad
6. become insane, go crazy, lose your mind, lose your reason, go off your trolley (informal) She was afraid of going mad.
7. become frenzied, erupt, lose control, boil over, become uncontrollable The audience went mad.
8. go berserk, rant and rave, lose your temper, go off the deep end (informal), go crazy, flip your lid (informal), do your nut (Brit. informal), go ape (informal) My dad'll go mad if he finds out.
like mad (Informal)
10. quickly, rapidly, speedily, hell for leather, like lightning, like the clappers (Brit. informal), like nobody's business (informal), like greased lightning (informal) If I am in the street and hear them I run like mad.
Quotations
"The mad are all in God's keeping" [Rudyard Kipling Kim]
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live" [Jack Kerouac On the Road]
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" [Paddy Chayefsky Network]

mad

adjective
1. Feeling or showing anger:
Informal: sore.
2. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
4. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
5. Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
Archaic: madding.
Translations
غَاضِبٌغاضِب جِدامَجْنونمَجْنُونْمولَع جِداً ب، مُغْرَم
šílenývzteklýzblázněný
galvredsindssygskørvanvittig
hulluvihainenmieletön
ludljut
bolonduldühösőrült
gila
bálreiîurbrjálaîurvitlaus í
気の狂った腹を立てた
미친화가 난
galvijų pasiutligėįširdęsišvesti iš protokaip pasiutęspametęs galvą dėl
aizrāviesārprātīgs, traksdusmīgs, nikns
besenduševno bolannor
arggalenvansinnig
โกรธวิกลจริต
bực bộiđiên

mad

[mæd]
A. ADJ (madder (compar) (maddest (superl)))
1. [person]
1.1. (= mentally ill) → loco
to drive sb mad (= make insane) → volver loco a algn
captivity drives some animals madla cautividad vuelve locos a algunos animales
to go mad (= become insane) → volverse loco
see also raving B
see also stark B
1.2. (= crazy, foolish) → loco
are you mad?¿estás loco?
you must be mad!¡tú estás loco or mal de la cabeza!
to drive sb mad (= irritate) → volver loco a algn
she drove me mad with her constant questionsme volvió loco con sus constantes preguntas
don't go mad! we've only got £100¡no te pases! sólo tenemos 100 libras
I worked/ran/pedalled like madtrabajé/corrí/pedaleé como (un) loco
they fancy her like madles gusta horrores or una barbaridad
to be mad with griefestar loco de dolor
1.3. (= angry) → furioso
I was really mad when I found outme puse furiosísimo or (Sp) me enfadé muchísimo or (esp LAm) me enojé muchísimo cuando me enteré
to be mad at sbestar furioso con algn, estar muy enfadado con algn (Sp), estar muy enojado con algn (esp LAm)
to get or go madponerse furioso
he gets or goes mad when he losesse pone furioso or hecho una fiera cuando pierde
it makes her mad when you do thatcuando haces eso la sacas de quicio
to be mad with sbestar furioso con algn, estar muy enfadado con algn (Sp), estar muy enojado con algn (esp LAm)
I was mad with him for breaking my windowestaba muy enfadado con él porque me había roto la ventana
1.4. (= keen)
to be mad about sbestar loco por algn
to be mad about or on sth he's mad about or on footballel fútbol le vuelve loco, es un fanático del fútbol
she's mad on Chinese foodle pirra or le chifla la comida china
I can't say I'm mad about or on the ideano es precisamente que la idea me vuelva loco
to go mad he walked onstage and the audience went madsalió al escenario y el público se puso como loco
1.5. to be barking madestar loco de remate, estar loco de atar
to be (as) mad as a hatter or March hareestar más loco que una cabra
to be mad as hell (= furious) → estar cabreadísimo
see also hop 1 B
2. [thing]
2.1. (= silly, irresponsible) [plan, idea, scheme] → descabellado, de locos
after the news came through the phones went madtras saberse la noticia los teléfonos sonaban como locos
this is bureaucracy gone madesto es la burocracia llevada al extremo del ridículo
2.2. (= frantic, uncontrolled) [race] → desenfrenado
the daily mad dash to workla desenfrenada carrera diaria por llegar al trabajo
there was a mad rush for the exittodo el mundo corrió or se lanzó desenfrenado hacia la salidatodo el mundo corrió como loco hacia la salida
B. ADV (= very) she's mad keen to gotiene unas ganas locas de ir
I can't say I'm mad keen on the ideano es precisamente que la idea me vuelva loco
C. CPD mad cow disease Nenfermedad f de las vacas locas, encefalopatía f espongiforme bovina
mad dog N (with rabies) → perro m rabioso (con la enfermedad de la rabia)

mad

[ˈmæd]
adj
(= crazy) [person] → fou(folle)
You're mad! → Tu es fou!
You must be mad!
BUT Vous êtes malade!.
They think I am mad to live so near the airport → Ils pensent que je suis fou d'habiter si près de l'aéroport
to go mad (= become insane) → devenir fou(folle)
She was married to a man who'd gone mad → Elle était mariée à un homme qui était devenu fou.
to drive sb mad → rendre fou qn(folle)
to be mad about sb/sth (= love) → adorer qn/qch
She's mad about horses → Elle adore les chevaux. (= be very keen on) → être fou de qn/qch(folle)
He's mad about football → Il est fou de foot.
(= foolish) [idea] → insensé(e)
[rush, panic] → effréné(e)
(= angry) → furieux/euse
She'll be mad when she finds out → Elle sera furieuse quand elle va s'en apercevoir.
to be mad at sb → être furieux/euse contre qn
to go mad (= become very angry) → devenir fou furieux(folle)/euse
She goes mad when you talk like that → Elle devient folle furieuse quand tu parles comme ça.
adv
to be mad keen on sth → être fana de qch, être fou de qch(folle)
like mad adv (= madly) (one person)comme un(e) fou(folle); (more than one person)comme des fous

MAD

n (US Mil) abbr of mutual(ly) assured destructionGleichgewicht ntdes nuklearen Zerstörungspotenzials

mad

adj (+er)
wahnsinnig; (= genuinely insane)geisteskrank; (inf: = crazy) → verrückt; (= with rabies) animaltollwütig; to go madwahnsinnig werden; (lit: = go insane) → den Verstand verlieren; to drive somebody madjdn wahnsinnig machen; (lit: = drive sb insane) → jdn um den Verstand bringen; it’s enough to drive you mades ist zum Verrücktwerden; he has a mad look in his eyeer hat einen irren Blick; he’s as mad as a hatter or a March hare (prov) → er hat einen Dachschaden (inf); are you raving mad?bist du total verrückt geworden?; you must be mad!du bist wohl wahnsinnig!; I must have been mad to believe himich war wohl von Sinnen, ihm zu glauben; mad dogtollwütiger Hund; (fig: = person) → verrückter Typ
(inf: = angry) → böse, sauer (inf); to be mad at somebodyauf jdn böse or sauer (inf)sein; to be mad about or at somethingüber etw (acc)wütend or sauer (inf)sein; this makes or drives me maddas bringt mich auf die Palme (inf); he makes me so mader macht mich so wütend; don’t get mad at or with mesei nicht böse or sauer (inf)auf mich; (as) mad as a hornet (US) → fuchsteufelswild (inf)
(esp Brit: = stupid, rash) → verrückt; you mad fool!du bist ja wahnsinnig or verrückt!; she’s mad doing something like thatsie ist verrückt, so etwas zu tun; it’s a mad hopees ist verrückt, darauf zu hoffen; that was a mad thing to dodas war Wahnsinn (inf)
(esp Brit inf: = very keen) to be mad about or on somethingauf etw (acc)verrückt sein; I’m not exactly mad about this jobich bin nicht gerade versessen auf diesen Job; I’m (just) mad about youich bin (ganz) verrückt nach dir!; the audience went maddas Publikum tobte vor Begeisterung; don’t go mad! (= don’t overdo it)übertreib es nicht
(= wild, frantic)wahnsinnig (→ with vor +dat); they made a mad rush or dash for the doorsie stürzten wie wild zur Tür; why the mad rush?warum diese Hektik?; the mad rush toward(s) federalismdie überstürzte Entwicklung zum Föderalismus; the prisoner made a mad dash for freedomder Gefangene unternahm einen verzweifelten Ausbruchsversuch; to be mad with joysich wahnsinnig freuen; after the news came through the phones went madnach der Bekanntgabe der Nachricht standen die Telefone nicht mehr still; this is bureaucracy gone maddas ist Bürokratie hoch drei
adv (inf) to be mad keen on somebody/somethingganz scharf auf jdn/etw sein (inf); to be mad keen to do somethingganz versessen darauf sein, etw zu tun; like madwie verrückt; he ran like mader rannte wie wild

mad

[mæd] adj (-der (comp) (-dest (superl)))
a. (deranged, person) → pazzo/a, matto/a; (bull) → furioso/a; (dog) → rabbioso/a; (foolish) → sciocco/a; (rash, person, idea, plan) → folle
to go mad → impazzire, diventare matto/a
to drive sb mad → far diventare matto/a qn, far impazzire qn
as mad as a hatter or a March hare → matto/a da legare
are you mad? → sei matto?, sei impazzito?
mad with grief → pazzo/a di dolore
I'm in a mad rush → ho una fretta terribile
like mad (adv phrase) (fam) → come un(a) pazzo/a
to be mad (keen) about or on sth (fam) → andar pazzo/a or matto/a per qc
b. (fam) (angry) mad (at or with sb)furioso/a or furibondo/a (con qn)
he's hopping mad (fam) → è furibondo

mad

(mӕd) adjective
1. mentally disturbed or insane. Ophelia went mad; You must be mad.
2. (sometimes with at or with) very angry. She was mad at me for losing my keys.
3. (with about) having a great liking or desire for. I'm just mad about Harry.
ˈmadly adverb
ˈmadness noun
ˈmadden verb
to make mad or very angry. The animal was maddened by the pain.
ˈmaddening adjective
likely to cause anger. maddening delays.
ˈmaddeningly adverb
ˈmadmanplural ˈmadmen: feminine ˈmadwoman plural ˈmadwomen noun
a person who is insane. He drove/fought like a madman.
mad ˈcow disease noun
a fatal disease of cattle, which can affect also humans who eat meat from infected cattle.
like mad
wildly, desperately, very quickly etc. struggling/trying/running like mad.

mad

غَاضِبٌ, مَجْنُونْ šílený, vzteklý vanvittig, vred verrückt, wütend έξαλλος, παλαβός demente, furioso hullu, vihainen fou, furieux ljut, lud arrabbiato, pazzo 気の狂った, 腹を立てた 미친, 화가 난 boos, gek forbannet, gal szalony, wściekły com raiva, louco, zangado рассвирепевший, сумасшедший arg, galen โกรธ, วิกลจริต kaçık, kızgın bực bội, điên 狂怒的, 疯狂的

mad

a. [insane] loco-a, demente, perturbado-a; [moody] enojado-a, furioso-a;
v.
to become ___enloquecer; enloquecerse, enfurecerse; volverse loco-a; enojarse.

mad

adj (comp madder; super maddest) enojado, enfadado; (crazy) loco; to get — enojarse, enfadarse
References in classic literature ?
If she's mad with her, she eats one before her face, and doesn't offer even a suck.
Louise heard him go out of the house and had a mad desire to run after him.
Edna wondered if they had all gone mad, to be talking and clamoring at that rate.
Had the poor boy suddenly gone mad, or was this vicarious farewell a part of the courtship of Devil's Ford?
Some malevolent spirit, doing his utmost to drive Hepzibah mad, unrolled before her imagination a kind of panorama, representing the great thoroughfare of a city all astir with customers.
But, under the leaden infliction which it was her doom to endure, she felt, at moments, as if she must needs shriek out with the full power of her lungs, and cast herself from the scaffold down upon the ground, or else go mad at once.
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
says the old governor, "What business is that of yours," says the devil, getting mad, --"I want to use him.
Remember how few minutes I was at Randalls, and in how bewildered, how mad a state: and I am not much better yet; still insane either from happiness or misery.
Then with a cry Nada sprang up and fled along the path which Umslopogaas had taken, and after her leapt and ran the mad woman.
It had been the spring, it will be remembered, that had prompted them to go on pilgrimage; and me, too, the spring was filling with strange, undefinable longings, and though I flattered myself that I had set out in pursuance of a definitely taken resolve, I had really no more freedom in the matter than the children who followed at the heels of the mad piper.
Well, if they are not mad, will you explain what it means?