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If you ever catch a great boss, it's just such a rare thing, and it's amazing.
James L. Brooks

Meaning of "rare" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RARE

From Latin rārus sparse.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RARE

rare  [rɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RARE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rare is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RARE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rare in the English dictionary

The first definition of rare in the dictionary is not widely known; not frequently used or experienced; uncommon or unusual. Other definition of rare is occurring seldom. Rare is also not widely distributed; not generally occurring.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RARE

rarae aves
rare bird
rare earth
rare gas
rare-earth element
rarebit
raree show
rarefaction
rarefactional
rarefactive
rarefiable
rarefication
rareficational
rarefied
rarefier
rarefies
rarefy
rarely
rareness
rareripe

WORDS THAT END LIKE RARE

are
aware
bare
care
childcare
compare
dare
Delaware
easy-care
fare
hardware
health care
malware
mare
on the square
prepare
share
software
square
there you are

Synonyms and antonyms of rare in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RARE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rare» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rare

Translation of «rare» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RARE

Find out the translation of rare to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rare from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rare» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

稀罕的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

raro
570 millions of speakers

English

rare
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुर्लभ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَادِر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

редкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

raro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিরল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rare
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jarang berlaku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

selten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

珍しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiếm thấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुर्मिळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nadir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

raro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzadki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рідкісний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπάνιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skaars
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ovanlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjelden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rare

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RARE»

The term «rare» is very widely used and occupies the 3.155 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RARE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rare» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rare» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rare

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10 QUOTES WITH «RARE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rare.
1
E. F. Benson
Queen Victoria was a woman of peerless common sense; her common sense, which is a rare gift at any time, amounted to genius. She had been brought up by her mother with the utmost simplicity, and she retained it to the end, and conducted her public and private life alike by that infallible guide.
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Carole Bouquet
People have to identify with their own stories, with their own lives, so a movie belongs to a country and to a culture. Sometimes we can share, but it's very rare.
3
Georg Brandes
Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
4
James L. Brooks
If you ever catch a great boss, it's just such a rare thing, and it's amazing.
5
James Cameron
Building upon the world we created with 'Avatar' has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience. In writing the new films, I've come to realize that 'Avatar's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen.
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Gwendoline Christie
Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it's a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
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Anton Corbijn
I have such a love of good music that I find even melancholic music uplifting. Maybe I'm a rare breed.
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James Daly
It's very rare that publications double their frequency.
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Richard Diebenkorn
With rare exceptions, I respond most to painting that cuts across grain rather than following it. I think the artist here can get in touch with that grain rather than simply feel its flow. And he really can't cut right across it anyway.
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Margaret Drabble
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RARE»

Discover the use of rare in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rare and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide
This book will serve as a handbook for practitioners in academic settings, large public libraries, and special libraries, and as a textbook for students in MLIS courses on rare book librarianship and curatorship.
Geoffrey D. Smith, Steven K. Galbraith, 2012
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Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from ...
This beautiful book will fascinate natural science and art lovers alike.
Tom Baione, 2014
3
Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe
In this introduction to the emerging field of astrobiology, a distinguished paleontologist and a noted astronomer team up to provide a fascinating synthesis of what's now known about the rise of life on Earth and how it sheds light on ...
Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee, 2004
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Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs, and ...
Sampling Rare or Elusive Species is the first volume devoted entirely to this topic and provides natural resource professionals with a suite of innovative approaches to gathering population status and trend data.
William Thompson, 2013
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A Compendium of Rare, Olde and Forgotten Faerie Tales
This book is compiled of 26 old, rare and forgotten Fairy Tales and stories taken from books in Abela Publishing's series Folk-Lore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World.
John D. Halsted, 2009
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Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book ...
Provides information on a Depression era theft ring that targeted rare books and the detective that eventually brought them down.
Travis McDade, 2013
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Murder Most Rare
Describes seven categories of female serial killers--including the black widow, angel of death, and revenge killer--and explains why personality profiling for these cases is almost impossible, making homicide investigations so difficult.
Michael D. Kelleher, C. L. Kelleher, 1999
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Extractive Metallurgy of Rare Earths
This book is a source of industry expertise and objectives that integrates a wide spectrum of scientific backgrounds.
Nagaiyar Krishnamurthy, Chiranjib Kumar Gupta, 2004
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NORD Guide to Rare Disorders
The diseases are discussed in a uniform, easy-to-follow format--a brief description, signs and symptoms, etiology, related disorders, epidemiology, standard treatment, investigational treatment, resources, and references.The book includes a ...
National Organization for Rare Disorders, 2003
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Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits
This text presents a current overview of this geologically and industrially important group of minerals.
A.P. Jones, Frances Wall, C.T. Williams, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RARE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rare is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cuba's Fidel Castro in rare appearance at cheese meeting
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in more than a month. State television showed images of Mr Castro at a meeting with ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Boom in once-scarce 'rare earth' metals ends in US miner's bust
The average selling price for rare earth materials produced at the company's site in Mountain Pass, California — the biggest rare earths facility outside China ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
3
Seven Rare Pythons Stolen From Ohio Pet Rescue
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend. Akron Rattery and Reptile ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
4
CDC, state officials track down people possibly exposed to rare form …
The woman has been diagnosed with an extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, known as XDR-TB, a relatively rare type of TB, the CDC said. That form is ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Alexion to bolster rare disease offering with $8.4 billion deal
It also highlights the attraction of medicines for rare diseases that can command exceptionally high prices with little payer pushback because of the limited ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Thailand's 87-year-old king makes rare public appearance
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation. «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Is it legit? Rare quadruple rainbow photo goes viral
While waiting for her train this morning at the Glen Cove train station in Long Island, NY, Amanda Curtis grabbed her phone and snapped a photo of an ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
8
Teen Who Brought Hope to Those With 'Aging Disease' Dies From …
A teen who brought awareness and hope to those suffering from a rare genetic disease that causes premature aging has died. She was 17. Hayley Okines, of ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
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Go Inside a Newly Public Trove of Rare Civil War-Era Pictures
Hundreds of rare Civil War images, mostly made by Southern photographers, have been released online. Collector Robin Stanford sold more than 500 images ... «TIME, Mar 15»
10
Science, Patients Driving Rare Disease Drug Research Surge
TRENTON, N.J. — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest ... «New York Times, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Rare [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rare>. Aug 2019 ».
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