rare
I adjective choice, curious, different, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, extraordinary, fine, incomparable, inconceivable, infrequent, inusitatus, matchless, noteworthy, out of circulation, out of the ordinary, peerless, precious, priceless, rarus, scarce, seldom seen, select, singular, singularis, special, strange, superlative, uncommon, uncustomary, unequaled, unexampled, unfamiliar, unique, unparalleled, unusual II index extraordinary, individual, inestimable, infrequent, meritorious, nonconforming, notable, noteworthy, novel, obscure (remote), original (creative), peculiar (curious), portentous (eliciting amazement), priceless, remarkable, scarce, select, singular, special, sporadic, unaccustomed, uncanny, uncommon, unique, unprecedented, unusual, valuable

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  • rare — [ rar ] adj. • 1377; rere adj. fém. v. 1236; lat. rarus 1 ♦ (Généralt après le nom) Qui se rencontre peu souvent, dont il existe peu d exemplaires. Objet rare. Chercher une chose rare (cf. Mouton à cinq pattes, merle blanc). Pierres rares. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rare — Rechtsform Aktiengesellschaft Gründung 1982 Sitz Twycross, Großbritannien Leitung Mark Betteridge Gregg Mayles Produkte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rare — RARE. adj. de tout genre. Qui n est pas commun, qui n est pas ordinaire, qui se trouve difficilement. Une chose rare, tres rare. un oiseau rare. un livre rare. ce livre là est devenu rare. curieux & rare. cette chose n est précieuse que parce qu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rare — Rare, a. [Compar. {Rarer} (r[^a]r [ e]r); superl. {Rarest}.] [F., fr. L. rarus thin, rare.] 1. Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event. [1913 Webster] 2. Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RARE —     Rare en physique est opposé à dense. En morale, il est opposé à commun.     Ce dernier rare est ce qui excite l admiration. On n admire jamais ce qui est commun, on en jouit.     Un curieux se préfère au reste des chétifs mortels, quand il a… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 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 — [ rer ] adjective *** 1. ) not happening very often: In a rare moment of honesty, he told her what he had done. it is rare (for someone) to do something: It s extremely rare for her to lose her temper. a ) not often seen or found, and therefore… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Rare — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rare — Rare, a. [Compar. {Rarer} (r[^a]r [ e]r); superl. {Rarest}.] [Cf. AS. hr[=e]r, or E. rare early. [root]18.] Nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton. [1913 Webster] New laid eggs, which Baucis busy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rare — is a word used to denote low numbers of abundance, uncommon, scarce.It can also refer to:*Rare species, a conservation category in biology designating the scarcity of an organism and implying a threat to its viability *Rare (company), a video… …   Wikipedia

  • rare — rare; rare·bit; rare·ly; rare·ness; …   English syllables

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