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  • rare — W2S3 [reə US rer] adj comparative rarer superlative rarest [Sense: 1,3; Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: rarus] [Sense: 2; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: rear lightly cooked (15 19 centuries), from Old English hrer] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rare — adjective 1 not seen or found very often, or not happening very often: This species of plant is becoming increasingly rare. | We only went to the cinema on very rare occasions. | it is rare to do sth: It is rare to find such an interesting group… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rare — [[t]re͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ rarer, rarest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is rare is not common and is therefore interesting or valuable. ...the black necked crane, one of the rarest species in the world... She collects rare plants... Do you want to know… …   English dictionary

  • rare — rare1 rareness, n. /rair/, adj., rarer, rarest. 1. coming or occurring far apart in time; unusual; uncommon: a rare disease; His visits are rare occasions. 2. thinly distributed over an area; few and widely separated: Lighthouses are rare on that …   Universalium

  • rare — I. /rɛə / (say rair) adjective (rarer, rarest) 1. coming or occurring far apart in space or time; unusual; uncommon: rare occasions; a rare smile; a rare disease. 2. few in number. 3. thinly distributed over an area, or few and widely separated:… …  

  • rare*/*/ — [reə] adj 1) not happening very often I am late only on rare occasions.[/ex] It s extremely rare for her to lose her temper.[/ex] 2) not often seen or found, and therefore valuable rare birds[/ex] He has a rare talent for managing people.[/ex] 3) …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rare adj — Some people like raw meat on rare occasions …   English expressions

  • rarely — rare•ly [[t]ˈrɛər li[/t]] adv. 1) on rare occasions 2) exceptionally; in or to an unusual degree 3) unusually or remarkably well • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom by-election records — UK by election records is an annotated list of notable records from United Kingdom by elections. A by election occurs when a Member of Parliament resigns, dies, or is disqualified or expelled, and an election is held to fill the vacant seat. A… …   Wikipedia

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