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rare 1

 (râr)
adj. rar·er, rar·est
1. Infrequently occurring; uncommon: a rare event; a plant that is rare in this region.
2. Excellent; extraordinary: a rare sense of honor.
3. Thin in density; rarefied: rare air.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rārus.]

rare′ness n.

rare 2

 (râr)
adj. rar·er, rar·est
Cooked just a short time so as to retain juice and redness: a rare steak.

[Middle English rere, lightly boiled, from Old English hrēr; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]

rare′ness n.

rare

(rɛə)
adj
1. not widely known; not frequently used or experienced; uncommon or unusual: a rare word.
2. occurring seldom: a rare appearance.
3. not widely distributed; not generally occurring: a rare herb.
4. (General Physics) (of a gas, esp the atmosphere at high altitudes) having a low density; thin; rarefied
5. uncommonly great; extreme: kind to a rare degree.
6. exhibiting uncommon excellence; superlatively good or fine: rare skill.
7. highly valued because of its uncommonness: a rare prize.
[C14: from Latin rārus sparse]
ˈrareness n

rare

(rɛə)
adj
(Cookery) (of meat, esp beef) very lightly cooked
[Old English hrēr; perhaps related to hreaw raw]

rare1

(rɛər)

adj. rar•er, rar•est.
1. occurring or found infrequently; markedly uncommon: a rare disease.
2. having the component parts loosely compacted; thin: rare gases.
3. unusually great.
4. admirable; exemplary: She showed rare tact in inviting them.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin rārus loose, wide apart, thin, infrequent]
rare′ness, n.

rare2

(rɛər)

adj. rar•er, rar•est.
(of meat) cooked just slightly: rare steak.
[1645–55; variant of earlier rear, Middle English rere, Old English hrēr lightly boiled]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rare - not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
2.rare - recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
infrequent - not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper"
3.rare - not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
4.rare - having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
thin - relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
5.rare - marked by an uncommon qualityrare - marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
6.rare - (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
raw - not treated with heat to prepare it for eating

rare

1
adjective
3. superb, great, fine, excellent, extreme, exquisite, admirable, superlative, choice, incomparable, peerless She has a rare ability to record her observations on paper.

rare

2
adjective underdone, blue, bloody, undercooked, half-cooked, half-raw Waiter, I specifically asked for this steak rare.

rare

adjective
1. Rarely occurring or appearing:
2. Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
3. Marked by great diffusion of component particles:
Translations
مَشْوِيٌّ قَلِيلاًنَادِرنادِرناقِص النُّضْج، مَشْوي قَليلا
krvavývzácnýřídký
sjældenikke gennemstegtrødrødstegt
erakordneharuldane
harvinainenpuolikypsä
rijedaknepotpuno pečen
félig sültritka
lítiî soîinn/steiktursjaldgæfur
珍しい生焼けの
덜 익은드문
pusžalisretai
pusjēls
riedky
redekkrvav
ovanligrarsällsynt
ไม่สุกที่พบได้น้อย
hiếm thấytái

rare

[rɛəʳ]
A. ADJ (rarer (compar) (rarest (superl)))
1. (= uncommon, infrequent) [item, book] → raro; [plant, animal] → poco común; [ability, opportunity] → excepcional; [case, occurrence] → poco frecuente
it is rare to find thates raro encontrarse con que ...
it is rare for her to comees raro que venga
she had a rare beautytenía una belleza singular
with very rare exceptionscon muy raras excepciones
in a moment of rare generosityen un momento de inusitada generosidad
to grow rare(r) [animals, plants] → volverse menos común; [visits] → hacerse más raro
on the rare occasions when he spokeen las poquísimas ocasiones en las que hablaba
it is a rare sightes algo que no se ve frecuentemente
to have a rare old timepasárselo pipa STRANGE, RARE
2. (= rarefied) [air, atmosphere] → enrarecido
3. (Culin) [steak, meat] → vuelta y vuelta, poco hecho (Sp)
B. CPD rare earth Ntierra f rara

rare

[ˈrɛər] adj
(existing in small numbers) [species, book, coin] → rare
a rare plant → une plante rare
a rare bird (lit)un oiseau rare
a rare bird (fig)un oiseau rare
(= infrequent, uncommon) [occasion] → rare before n; [disease] → rare
to be a rare sight → être rare
it is rare to find ... → il est rare de trouver ...
[steak] → saignant(e)

rare

adj (+er)
(= uncommon)selten, rar; occurrenceselten; with very rare exceptionsmit sehr wenigen Ausnahmen; it’s rare for her to comesie kommt nur selten; that rare bird, the man who remembers birthdaysdieser weiße Rabe or Ausnahmefall, ein Mann der sich Geburtstage merkt; on the rare occasions when he spokebei den seltenen Gelegenheiten, bei denen er sprach
atmospheredünn; earthsselten
meatroh; steakblutig, englisch
(inf: = great) → irrsinnig (inf); a person of rare kindnessein selten freundlicher Mensch (inf); kind to a rare degreeselten freundlich; to have a rare old timesich selten gut amüsieren

rare

[rɛəʳ] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a.raro/a
in a rare moment of generosity → in un raro momento di generosità
it is rare to find that ... → capita raramente or di rado che... + sub
b. (air) → rarefatto/a
c. (meat) → al sangue, poco cotto/a

rare

(ˈreə) adjective
1. not done, found, seen etc very often; uncommon. a rare flower; a rare occurrence.
2. (of meat) only slightly cooked. I like my steak rare.
ˈrareness noun
ˈrarely adverb
not often. I rarely go to bed before midnight.
ˈrarity noun
1. the state of being uncommon.
2. (plural ˈrarities) something which is uncommon. This stamp is quite a rarity.

rare

مَشْوِيٌّ قَلِيلاً, نَادِر krvavý, vzácný rødstegt, sjælden blutig, selten σπάνιος, σχεδόν ωμός a medio cocer, poco hecho, raro harvinainen, puolikypsä rare, saignant nepotpuno pečen, rijedak al sangue, raro 珍しい, 生焼けの 덜 익은, 드문 halfrauw, zeldzaam lettstekt, sjelden na pół surowy, rzadki mal passado, malpassado, raro мясо, приготовленное с кровью, редкий ovanlig, rå ไม่สุก, ที่พบได้น้อย az pişmiş, nadir hiếm thấy, tái 半熟的, 稀罕的

rare

a. raro-a; único-a;
adv. raramente, casi nunca.

rare

adj raro, poco común; (meat) poco hecho, poco cocido or cocinado
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