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Meaning of RASH

Pronunciation:  rash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a series of unexpected unpleasant occurrences; "a rash of bank robberies"
  2. [n]  any red eruption of the skin
  3. [adj]  marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center"
  4. [adj]  imprudently incurring risk; "do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith

RASH is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bold, efflorescence, foolhardy, imprudent, reckless, roseola, skin rash
 See Also: eruption, heat rash, hives, miliaria, nettle rash, prickly heat, series, urticaria, urtication



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rash\, v. t. [For arace]
    1. To pull off or pluck violently. [Obs.]
    2. To slash; to hack; to slice. [Obs.]
             Rushing of helms and riving plates asunder.
  2. \Rash\, n. [OF. rashe an eruption, scurf, F. rache; fr.
    (assumed) LL. rasicare to scratch, fr. L. radere, rasum, to
    scrape, scratch, shave. See {Rase}, and cf. {Rascal}.] (Med.)
    A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or
    no elevation.
    {Canker rash}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Nettle rash}. See {Urticaria}.
    {Rose rash}. See {Roseola}.
    {Tooth rash}. See {Red-gum}.
  3. \Rash\, n. [Cf. F. ras short-nap cloth, It. & Sp. raso
    satin (cf. {Rase}); or cf. It. rascia serge, G. rasch,
    probably fr. Arras in France (cf. {Arras}).]
    An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
    [Obs.] --Donne.
  4. \Rash\, a. [Compar. {Rasher}; superl. {Rashest}.] [Probably
    of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. rask quick, brisk, rash,
    Icel. r["o]skr vigorous, brave, akin to D. & G. rasch quick,
    of uncertain origin.]
    1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty. [Obs.] ``Strong as
       aconitum or rash gunpowder.'' --Shak.
    2. Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent. [Obs.]
             I scarce have leisure to salute you, My matter is so
             rash.                                 --Shak.
    3. Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate;
       resolving or entering on a project or measure without due
       deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of
       persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
    4. Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little
       reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
    5. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
       [Prov. Eng.]
    Syn: Precipitate; headlong; headstrong; foolhardy; hasty;
         indiscreet; heedless; thoughtless; incautious; careless;
         inconsiderate; unwary.
    Usage: {Rash}, {Adventurous}, {Foolhardy}. A man is
           adventurous who incurs risk or hazard from a love of
           the arduous and the bold. A man is rash who does it
           from the mere impulse of his feelings, without
           counting the cost. A man is foolhardy who throws
           himself into danger in disregard or defiance of the
                 Was never known a more adventurous knight.
                 Her rush hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the
                 fruit, she plucked, she eat.      --Milton.
                 If any yet to be foolhardy To expose themselves
                 to vain jeopardy; If they come wounded off, and
                 lame, No honors got by such a maim. --Hudibras.
  5. \Rash\, v. t.
    To prepare with haste. [Obs.] --Foxe.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A group of spots on an area of inflamed skin.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a rash indicates repressed anger, frustrations and annoyances. You may be holding in your anger and frustrations and not revealing your negative feelings to others.