Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Mad obsolete past participle of Made . Chaucer.

Mad adjective [ Compar. Madder ; superl. Maddest .] [ Anglo-Saxon gem...d , gemād , mad; akin to Old Saxon gem...d foolish, Old High German gameit , Icelandic mei...a to hurt, Goth. gamáids weak, broken. ....]
1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.

I have heard my grandsire say full oft,
Extremity of griefs would make men mad .

2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.

It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
Jer. 1. 88.

And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
Acts xxvi. 11.

3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness. " Mad demeanor." Milton.

Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace.

The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled.
Jowett (Thucyd.).

4. Extravagant; immoderate. "Be mad and merry." Shak. "Fetching mad bounds." Shak.

5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.

6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person. [ Colloq.]

7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle. [ Colloq.]

Like mad , like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad . L'Estrange . -- To run mad . (a) To become wild with excitement . (b) To run wildly about under the influence of hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia. -- To run mad after , to pursue under the influence of infatuation or immoderate desire. "The world is running mad after farce." Dryden.

Mad transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Madded ; present participle & verbal noun Madding .] To make mad or furious; to madden.

Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
It would have madded me.

Mad intransitive verb To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding . [ Archaic] Chaucer.

Festus said with great voice, Paul thou maddest .
Wyclif (Acts).

Mad noun [ Anglo-Saxon ma...a ; akin to D. & German made , Goth. mapa , and probably to English moth .] (Zoology) An earthworm. [ Written also made .]

Mad-apple noun (Botany) See Eggplant .

Mad-headed adjective Wild; crack- brained.

Madam noun ; plural Madams , or Mesdames . [ See Madame .] A gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir .

Madame noun ; plural Mesdames . [ French, from ma my (L. mea ) + dame dame. See Dame , and confer Madonna .] My lady; -- a French title formerly given to ladies of quality; now, in France, given to all married women. Chaucer.

Madbrain adjective Hot-headed; rash. Shak. -- noun A rash or hot- headed person.

Madbrained adjective Disordered in mind; hot-headed. Shak.

Madcap adjective
1. Inclined to wild sports; delighting in rash, absurd, or dangerous amusements. "The merry madcap lord." Shak.

2. Wild; reckless. " Madcap follies" Beau. & Fl.

Madcap noun A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent person. Shak.

Madden transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Maddened ; present participle & verbal noun Maddening .] To make mad; to drive to madness; to craze; to excite violently with passion; to make very angry; to enrage.

Madden intransitive verb To become mad; to act as if mad.

They rave, recite, and madden round the land.

Madder (măd"dẽr) noun [ Middle English mader , Anglo-Saxon mædere ; akin to Icelandic maðra .] (Botany) A plant of the genus Rubia ( R. tinctorum ). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous .

» Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes, etc., which receive their names from their colors; as. madder yellow .

Field madder , an annual European weed ( Sherardia arvensis ) resembling madder. -- Indian madder , the East Indian Rubia cordifolia , used in the East for dyeing; -- called also munjeet . -- Wild madder , Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo , a kind of bedstraw.

Madderwort noun (Botany) A name proposed for any plant of the same natural order (Rubiaceæ) as the madder.

Madding adjective Affected with madness; raging; furious. -- Mad"ding*ly , adverb [ Archaic]

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.

The madding wheels
Of brazen chariots raged.

Maddish adjective Somewhat mad. Beau. & Fl.

Made noun (Zoology) See Mad , noun

Made imperfect & past participle of Make .

Made adjective Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar.

Made up . (a) Complete; perfect . "A made up villain." Shak. (b) Falsely devised; fabricated; as, a made up story. (c) Artificial; as, a made up figure or complexion.

Madecass, Madecassee noun A native or inhabitant of Madagascar, or Madecassee; the language of the natives of Madagascar. See Malagasy .

Madecassee adjective Of or pertaining to Madagascar or its inhabitants.

Madefaction, Madefication noun [ Latin madefacere to make wet; madere to be wet + facere to make: confer French madéfaction .] The act of madefying, or making wet; the state of that which is made wet. [ R.] Bacon.

Madefy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Madefied ; present participle & verbal noun Madefying .] [ Confer French madéfier , Latin madefacere . See Madefaction .] To make wet or moist. [ R.]

Madegassy noun & adjective See Madecassee .

Madeira noun [ Portuguese , the Island Madeira, properly, wood, from Latin materia stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See Matter .] A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.

A cup of Madeira , and a cold capon's leg.

Madeira nut (Botany) , the European walnut; the nut of the Juglans regia .

Madeira vine (Botany) A herbaceous climbing vine ( Boussingaultia baselloides ) very popular in cultivation, having shining entire leaves and racemes of small fragrant white flowers.

Madeira wood (Botany) (a) The mahogany tree ( Swietenia Mahogoni ). (b) A West Indian leguminous tree ( Lysiloma Latisiliqua ) the wood of which is used for boat trimming.

Mademoiselle noun ; plural Mesdemoiselles . [ French, from ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle young lady. See Damsel .]
1. A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. Goldsmith.

2. (Zoology) A marine food fish ( Sciæna chrysura ), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail , and silver perch .

Madge noun [ Confer Old French & Prov. French machette .] (Zoology) (a) The barn owl. (b) The magpie.

Madhouse noun A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam.

Madia noun [ New Latin , from Spanish madi , from Chilian madi , the native name.] (Botany) A genus of composite plants, of which one species ( Madia sativa ) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.

Madid adjective [ Latin madidus , from madere to be wet.] Wet; moist; as, a madid eye. [ R.] Beaconsfield.

Madisterium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ....] (Surg.) An instrument to extract hairs.

Madjoun noun [ Hind., from Arabic ma'j...n .] An intoxicating confection from the hemp plant; -- used by the Turks and Hindoos. [ Written also majoun .]

Madly adverb [ From Mad , adjective ] In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly.

Madman noun ; plural Madmen A man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person.

When a man mistakes his thoughts for person and things, he is mad. A madman is properly so defined.

Madnep noun (Botany) The masterwort ( Peucedanum Ostruthium ).

Madness noun [ From Mad , adjective ]
1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.

2. Frenzy; ungovernable rage; extreme folly.

Syn. -- Insanity; distraction; derangement; craziness; lunacy; mania; frenzy; franticness; rage; aberration; alienation; monomania. See Insanity .

Madonna noun [ Italian madonna my lady. See Dame , Donna , and confer Madame , Monkey .]
1. My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame , but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English. Shak.

2. [ plural Madonnas (nȧz).] A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).

The Italian painters are noted for drawing the Madonnas by their own wives or mistresses.

Madoqua noun (Zoology) A small Abyssinian antelope ( Neotragus Saltiana ), about the size of a hare.

Madrague noun [ R.] A large fish pound used for the capture of the tunny in the Mediterranean; also applied to the seines used for the same purpose.

Madras noun [ So named after Madras , a city and presidency of India.] A large silk-and- cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans.

A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban . . . crouched against the wall.
G. W. Cable.

Madreperl noun [ Italian madreperla .] Mother-of-pearl.

Madrepora (măd`re*pō"rȧ) noun [ New Latin See Madrepore .] (Zoology) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched. -- Mad`re*po"ral adjective

Madreporaria noun plural [ New Latin See Madrepore .] (Zoology) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of Anthozoa . -- Mad`re*po*ra"ri*an adjective & noun

Madrepore noun [ French madrepore , perhaps from madré spotted, from Old French madre , mazre , a kind of knotty wood with brown spots, from Old High German masar a knot, grain, or vein in wood, a speck, German maser + pore (see Pore ); or perhaps French madrépore is rather from Italian madrepora , and this perhaps from Italian madre mother (see Mother ) + Greek ... a soft stone.] (Zoology) Any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral.

Madreporian, Madreporic adjective (Zoology) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora.

Madreporic plate (Zoology) , a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes; -- called also madreporic tubercule .

Madreporiform adjective [ Madrepore + -form .] (Zoology) Resembling a madreporian coral in form or structure.

Madreporite noun [ Confer French madréporite ]
1. (Paleon.) A fossil coral.

2. (Zoology) The madreporic plate of echinoderms.