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Meaning of MAD

Pronunciation:  mad

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (informal) roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
  2. [adj]  affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
  3. [adj]  marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"
  4. [adj]  very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"
 

MAD is a 3 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: angry, brainsick, crazy, delirious, demented, distracted, disturbed, excited, foolish, frantic, harebrained, huffy, insane, sick, sore, unbalanced, unhinged, unrestrained, wild
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mad\, n. [Cf. W. mad a male child, a boy.]
    1. A slattern. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    2. The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies;
       and hence, sometimes, any fairy. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Mad\, obs.
    p. p. of {Made}. --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \Mad\, 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.
                                                   11.
    
    3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing
       distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme
       rashness. ``Mad demeanor.'' --Milton.
    
             Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years
             of peace.                             --Franklin.
    
             The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled. --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd.).
    
    4. Extravagant; immoderate. ``Be mad and merry.'' --Shak.
       ``Fetching mad bounds.'' --Shak.
    
    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.
       [Colloq.]
    
    7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
       [Colloq.]
    
    {Like mad}, 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.'' --Dryden.
    
    
  4. \Mad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Madded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Madding}.]
    To make mad or furious; to madden.
    
          Had I but seen thy picture in this plight, It would
          have madded me.                          --Shak.
    
    
  5. \Mad\, v. i.
    To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See {Madding}. [Archaic]
    --Chaucer.
    
          Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest.
                                                   --Wyclif
                                                   (Acts).
    
    
  6. \Mad\, n. [AS. ma?a; akin to D. & G. made, Goth. mapa, and
    prob. to E. moth.] (Zo["o]l.)
    An earthworm. [Written also {made}.]
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. michigan algorithm decoder.

2. A data flow language.

["Implementation of Data Structures on a Data Flow Computer", D.L. Bowen, Ph.D. Thesis, Victoria U Manchester, Apr 1981].

 
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