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Meaning of CRAZE

Pronunciation:  kreyz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
  2. [n]  state of violent mental agitation
  3. [v]  develop a fine network of cracks; "Crazed ceramics"
  4. [v]  cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
 

CRAZE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cult, delirium, fad, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, madden, rage
 
 See Also: crack, derange, fashion, mania, manic disorder, nympholepsy, unbalance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Craze\ (kr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crazed}
    (kr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crazing}.] [OE. crasen to break,
    fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle,
    sl[*a] i kras, to break to pieces, F. ['e]craser to crush,
    fr. the Scand. Cf. {Crash}.]
    1. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See
       {Crase}.
    
             God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And
             craze their chariot wheels.           --Milton.
    
    2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.]
    
             Till length of years, And sedentary numbness, craze
             my limbs.                             --Milton.
    
    3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
    
             Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits.
                                                   --Tilloston.
    
             Grief hath crazed my wits.            --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Craze\, v. i.
    1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed;
       to rave; to become insane.
    
             She would weep and he would craze.    --Keats.
    
    2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
    
    
  3. \Craze\, n.
    1. Craziness; insanity.
    
    2. A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
    
             It was quite a craze with him [Burns] to have his
             Jean dressed genteelly.               --Prof.
                                                   Wilson.
    
    3. A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new
       amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze;
       the [ae]sthetic craze.
    
             Various crazes concerning health and disease. --W.
                                                   Pater.
    
    
  4. \Craze\, n. (Ceramics)
    A crack in the glaze or enamel such as is caused by exposure
    of the pottery to great or irregular heat.
    
    
 
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