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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
References in classic literature ?
Of the various kinds of words, the compound are best adapted to Dithyrambs, rare words to heroic poetry, metaphors to iambic.
Hence probably it is, that we feel so little surprise at one, of two species closely allied in habits, being rare and the other abundant in the same district; or, again, that one should be abundant in one district, and another, filling the same place in the economy of nature, should be abundant in a neighbouring district, differing very little in its conditions.
Consequently in the home of a Polygon of four or five hundred sides it is rare to find a son; more than one is never seen.
On the other hand, it must be stated that on rare occasions, on very rare occasions, I did meet rare souls, or fools like me, with whom I could spend magnificent hours among the stars, or in the paradise of fools.
It does seem to me, that herein we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality, and the rare virtue of thick walls, and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness.
The very "marks" on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy; and I could forsake a drowning relative to help dispute about whether the stopple of a departed Buon Retiro scent-bottle was genuine or spurious.
We all know how they live upon whales, and have rare old vintages of prime old train oil.
Give him some rare animal they have not got in the menageries.
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.
She has gathered with her lily fingers A lily fair and rare to see.
In reading your life, no one can say that we have unfairly picked out some rare specimens of cruelty.
The mural painting depicted scenes of rare and wonderful beauty; mountains, rivers, lake, ocean, meadow, trees and flowers, winding roadways, sun-kissed gardens--scenes which might have portrayed earthly views but for the different colorings of the vegetation.