1 not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
2 recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
3 not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of gree in the desert"
4 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" [syn: uncommon]
5 having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air" [syn: rarefied, rarified]
6 (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
- (UK) /ɹɛə/
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
Etymology 1From rarus.
cooked very lightly
- Arabic: (nāder)
- Chinese: 稀少 (xīshǎo)
- Croatian: rijedak
- Dutch: zeldzaam, zeldzame
- Finnish: harvinainen
- French: rare, peu commun
- German: selten, rar
- Greek: σπάνιος (spánios)
- Hungarian: ritka
- Italian: raro
- Japanese: 珍しい (めずらしい, mezurashii)
- Korean: 드문 (deumun)
- Persian: (kamyāb), (nāyāb), (šazz)
- Portuguese: raro
- Russian: редкий
- Sanskrit: विरल (viral)
- Slovak: riedky
- Slovene: redek
- Spanish: escaso
- Swedish: sällsynt, rar, ovanlig
- Telugu: అరుదు (arudu)
cooked very lightly
Etymology 2Varinat of rear.
EtymologyFrom Latin rarus
- IPA: /rar/
- sv-adj-form-abs-def-m rar
It can also refer to:
- Rare species, a conservation category in biology designating the scarcity of an organism and implying a threat to its viability
- Rare (company), a video game development company
- Rare (band), a band from Northern Ireland
- Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européenne, a defunct computer networking organisation
- Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition
- "Rare" can also refer to a particular temperature of meat
rare in French: RARE
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