mad

n.

  1. A slattern.
  2. The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy.
  3. An earthworm.

  1. p. p. of Made.

superl.

  1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
  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.
  3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.
  4. Extravagant; immoderate.
  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.

v. t.

  1. To make mad or furious; to madden.

v. i.

  1. To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.