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Adjective: rare (rarer,rarest)  rehr
  1. Not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
    "a rare word"; "rare books"
     
  2. Recurring only at long intervals
    "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
     
  3. Not widely distributed
    "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
     
  4. Having low density
    "rare gasses";
    - rarefied, rarified
     
  5. Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    "what is so rare as a day in June"; "a rare skill";
    - uncommon
     
  6. (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside
    "rare roast beef"

Derived forms: rarest, rarer

See also: extraordinary, infrequent, raw, scarce, thin, uncommon

Encyclopedia: Rare, Ltd