Adjective: rare (rarer,rarest) rehr
- Not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
"a rare word"; "rare books"
- Recurring only at long intervals
"a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
- Not widely distributed
"rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
- Having low density
- rarefied, rarified
- Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
"what is so rare as a day in June"; "a rare skill";
- (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