1. Furious; raging; extremely violent. "The rabid flight Of winds that ruin ships." (Chapman)

2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.

3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.

4. <medicine> Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.

Origin: L. Rabidus, from rabere to rave.

(01 Mar 1998)

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