Found 2 items, similar to madder.
English → English
adj 1: roused to anger; “stayed huffy a good while”
- Mark Twain;
“she gets mad when you wake her up so early”
; “mad at
; “sore over a remark”
2: affected with madness or insanity; “a man who had gone mad”
3: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; “a crowd of
delirious baseball fans”
; “something frantic in their
; “a mad whirl of pleasure”
4: very foolish; “harebrained ideas”
; “took insane risks behind
; “a completely mad scheme to build a bridge
between two mountains”
n : Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots
formerly an important source of the dye alizarin [syn: Rubia tinctorum
v : color a moderate to strong red
English → English
, a. [Compar. Madder
; superl. Maddest
.] [AS. gem?d,
gem[=a]d, mad; akin to OS. gem?d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel.
mei?a to hurt, Goth. gam['a]ids weak, broken. ?.]
1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
I have heard my grandsire say full oft,
Extremity of griefs would make men mad. --Shak.
2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason;
inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or
appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad
against political reform.
It is the land of graven images, and they are mad
upon their idols. --Jer. 1. 88.
And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted
them even unto strange cities. --Acts xxvi.
3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing
distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme
rashness. “Mad demeanor.”
Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years
of peace. --Franklin.
The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. --Jowett
4. Extravagant; immoderate. “Be mad and merry.”
“Fetching mad bounds.”
5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the
lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia;
rabid; as, a mad dog.
6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.
7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
, like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to
run like mad. --L'Estrange.
To run mad
(a) To become wild with excitement.
(b) To run wildly about under the influence of
hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia.
To run mad after
, to pursue under the influence of
infatuation or immoderate desire. “The world is running
mad after farce.”
(m[a^]d"d[~e]r), n. [OE. mader, AS. m[ae]dere;
akin to Icel. ma[eth]ra.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Rubia
). The root is
much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine.
It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous
Note: Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes,
etc., which receive their names from their colors, such
as madder yellow
, an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis
) resembling madder.
, the East Indian Rubia cordifolia
, used in
the East for dyeing; -- called also munjeet
, Rubia peregrina
of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo
, a kind of bedstraw.