Middle English , mad , madde , madd , from medd Old English , ?em?dd ?em?ded ( " enraged " ), past participle of , ?em?dan *m?dan ( " to make insane or foolish " ), from Proto-Germanic *maidijan? ( " to change; damage; cripple; injure; make mad " ), from Proto-Germanic *maidaz ( "weak; crippled"; compare Old English gem?d ( " silly, mad " ), Old High German gimeit ( " foolish, crazy " ), Gothic ? ( , gamaiþs " crippled " ) ), from Proto-Indo-European *mey- ( "to change"; compare Old Irish máel ( " bald, dull " ), Old Lithuanian ap-maitinti ( " to wound " ), Sanskrit ( méthati, " he hurts, comes to blows " ) ).
(: key) /'mæd/
( Southern England, Australia ) (: key) /'mæ:d/
mad ( comparative , madder superlative )
Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.
You want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes? Are you mad? He's got this mad idea that he's irresistible to women. Shakespeare
I have heard my grandsire say full oft, / Extremity of griefs would make men mad.
( chiefly US; UK dated + regional ) Angry, annoyed.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 6, in : Mr. Pratt's Patients She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man. Are you mad at me? Wildly
confused or excited.
to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred Bible, Jer. 1. 88
It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. 1787: The Fair Syrian, R. Bage, p.314
My brother, quiet as a cat, seems perfectly contented with the internal feelings of his felicity. The Marquis, mad as a kitten, is all in motion to express it, from tongue to heel. Extremely foolish or unwise;
( colloquial , usually with for or about ) Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.
Aren't you just mad for that red dress?
( of animals ) Abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.
a mad dog
( slang , chiefly Northeastern US ) Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.
I gotta give you mad props for scoring us those tickets. Their lead guitarist has mad skills. There are always mad girls at those parties. ( of a compass needle ) Having impaired polarity.
Within Commonwealth countries other than Canada,
mad typically implies the insane or crazy sense more so than the angry sense.
Within the United States and Canada, the word
mad does generally imply anger rather than insanity, such usage is still considered informal. Furthermore, if one is described as " went mad" or having " gone mad", this will unquestionably be taken as denoting , and not anger. Meanwhile, if one "is mad at" something or has "been mad about" something, it will be assumed that they are insanity rather than insane. In addition, if the word is understood as being used literally, it will most likely be taken as meaning "insane". Also, in addition to the former, such derivatives as "madness", "madman", "madhouse" and "madly" angered purely denote insanity, irrespective of whether one is in the Commonwealth or in the United States.
marrë (sq) Arabic:
(ar) ( majn?n ) Armenian:
? (hy) ( xent? ), (hy) ( gi? ) Assamese:
( bolia ), ? ( pogola ) Azerbaijani:
foll (br) , n sot (br) n Catalan:
boig (ca) , m boja (ca) f Chinese:
( ci 1 sin 3 ), , ? ? ( din 1 ) Mandarin: , (zh) (zh) ( f?ngkuáng ), ? , (zh) ? (zh) ( f?ng ) Czech:
?ílený (cs) m Danish:
, vanvittig , skør sindssyg , (da) gal (da) Dutch:
waanzinnig , (nl) gek , (nl) zot (nl) Esperanto:
freneza (eo) Faroese:
, ørur svakur Finnish:
hullu , (fi) mieletön (fi) French:
fou (fr) , m folle (fr) f Galician:
tolo m Georgian:
? ( gi?i ), ? ( ?e?lili ), ( sulierad avadmq?opi ), ? ( ?euracxadi ) German:
wahnsinnig , (de) verrückt , (de) toll , (de) irre , (de) geisteskrank (de) Greek:
(el) m ( trelós ), ? m ( paráfronas ), (el) m ( frenovlavís ), (el) m ( maniakós ) Hebrew:
(he) m ( meshugá' ), ? m ( metoráf ) Hindi:
? (hi) ( p?gal ) Hungarian:
?rült (hu) Icelandic:
ær (is) Ido:
fola (io) Indonesian:
gila , (id) edan (id) Italian:
pazzo , (it) folle , (it) matto , (it) insano (it) Japanese:
( , ki-ga kurutta ), ( , kuruoshii ), ( , atama-ga okashii ) Javanese: edan (jv)
( michin ) Kurdish:
Sorani: ( ?êt ) Latin:
delirus , m v?cors Latvian:
, traks , ?rpr?t?gs v?jpr?t?gs Lithuanian:
, pamis , nenormalus , beprotis i?prot?j?s Malay:
gal , (no) sprø Old English:
(ps) ( lewanay ) Persian:
(fa) ( divâne ) Pitjantjatjara:
szalony (pl) Portuguese:
louco , (pt) maluco (pt) Russian:
(ru) ( sumas?éd?ij ), (ru) ( bezúmnyj ), (ru) ( bé?enyj ), (ru) m ( du?evnobol?nój ), (ru) m ( nevmenjájemyj ) Sardinian:
, maccu iscassiadu m Scottish Gaelic:
às a ciall , f às a chiall m Serbo-Croatian:
? Roman: l?d (sh) Spanish:
loco (es) , m trastornado (es) , m zumbado (es) ( colloquial ) Swedish:
vansinnig , (sv) galen (sv) Thai:
( bâa ), ( vi khon ja rit ) Turkish:
deli , (tr) kuduruk , (tr) beç (tr) Urdu:
? ( p?gal ) Vietnamese:
?iên , (vi) cu?ng (vi) Volapük: lienetik (vo)
mad ( not )
comparable ( slang , New England , New York and Britain , dialectal ) Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.
He was driving mad slow.
It's mad hot today. He seems mad keen on her.
mad ( third-person singular simple present , mads present participle , madding simple past and past participle )
( obsolete , intransitive ) To be or become mad. [14th-19th c.]
1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
The imperial Elizabetta gazed with surprise at the youthful and unpretending appearance of the little being that had set the world madding. ( now colloquial US ) To madden, to anger, to frustrate. [from 15th c.]
, c. 1595 William Shakespeare, , Act V Scene 5:
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second This musick mads me, let it sound no more. 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], , Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, The Anatomy of Melancholy ; OCLC 216894069 The Anatomy of Melancholy:, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, [ ... ] , partition I, section 2, member 4, subsection iv: OCLC 54573970 He that mads others, if he were so humoured, would be as mad himself, as much grieved and tormented [...].
Proto-Brythonic , from *mad Proto-Celtic .
Old Norse .
(: key) /mad/, [mað] Rhymes: -ad
mad ( c singular definite , maden not used in plural form)
mad ( c singular definite , madden plural indefinite )
madder A slice of bread with something on top.
Very compound-prone; see for example
or ostemad .
Old English , ?em?dd , the past participle of ?em?ded .
mad ( plural and weak singular , madde comparative , madder superlative )
, Mad insane, deranged; not of sound mind. Emotionally overwhelmed; consumed by
mood or feelings.
Perplexed, bewildered; surprised emotionally. Irate,
rageful; having much anger or fury.
Idiotic or dumb; badly thought out or conceived
( rare ) Obstinate, incautious, overenthusiastic.
( rare ) Distraught, sad, unhappy. ( rare ) Scatterbrained or absent-minded.
Derived from the adjective.
Alternative form of madden
third-person singular present / past subjunctive of masu
Proto-Malayo-Polynesian , from *mata Proto-Austronesian .
( anatomy ) eye ( organ ), face, facial expression
front; area, space or time in front of
- . Medal a blik In front of my house. El mo er a . medad
In the future .  aperture, access, entrance
Possessives of mad
what extends beyond (in the direction of) our face.
in mad Palauan Language Online: Palauan-English Dictionary, at tekinged.com.
in mad Palauan-English Dictionary, at trussel2.com. in Lewis S. Josephs; Edwin G. McManus; Masa-aki Emesiochel (1977) mad Palauan-English Dictionary, University Press of Hawaii, , page 139. ->ISBN
Proto-Brythonic , from *mad Proto-Celtic .
mad ( feminine singular , mad plural ) mad
lucky, fortunate suitable