Meaning of RARE in English

RARE

~ 1

■ adjective ( ~r , ~st )

1》 occurring very infrequently.

↘existing in small numbers and so of interest or value.

2》 remarkable: a player of ~ skill.

Derivatives

~ness noun

Origin

ME: from L. rarus .

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~ 2

■ adjective ( ~r , ~st ) (of red meat) lightly cooked, so that the inside is still red.

Origin

C18: var. of obs. rear 'half-cooked'.

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