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    rare - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rare

    Definition
    (adj) not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
    Example Sentence
    • a rare word
    • rare books
    Definition
    (adj) recurring only at long intervals
    Example Sentence
    • a rare appearance
    • total eclipses are rare events
    Definition
    (adj) not widely distributed
    Example Sentence
    • rare herbs
    • rare patches of green in the desert
    Definition
    (adj) having low density
    Synonyms : rarefied , rarified
    Example Sentence
    • rare gasses
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
    Definition
    (adj) marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    Synonyms : uncommon
    Example Sentence
    • what is so rare as a day in June
    • a rare skill
    • an uncommon sense of humor
    • she was kind to an uncommon degree
    Definition
    (adj) (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside
    Example Sentence
    • rare roast beef
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