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RASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rash mean? 

RASH (noun)
  The noun RASH has 2 senses:

1. any red eruption of the skin
2. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

  Familiarity information: RASH used as a noun is rare.


RASH (adjective)
  The adjective RASH has 2 senses:

1. imprudently incurring risk
2. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

  Familiarity information: RASH used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RASH (noun)


Sense 1rash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any red eruption of the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

skin rash; roseola; rash; efflorescence

Hypernyms ("rash" is a kind of...):

eruption (symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rash"):

heat rash; miliaria; prickly heat (obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity)

hives; nettle rash; urticaria; urtication (an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs)


Sense 2rash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

blizzard; rash

Context examples:

a rash of bank robberies / a blizzard of lawsuits

Hypernyms ("rash" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)


RASH (adjective)


Sense 1rash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imprudently incurring risk

Context example:

do something rash that he will forever repent

Similar:

imprudent (not prudent or wise)


Sense 2rash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

Synonyms:

foolhardy; reckless; rash; heady

Context examples:

foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker / became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans / a reckless driver / a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

Similar:

bold (fearless and daring)


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