rare

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(râr)


Inflections of 'rare' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
rarer
adj comparative
rarest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'rare' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
rares
v 3rd person singular
raring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
rared
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
rared
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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rare

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. rare [antiques, books, collectibles, baseball cards]
  2. have a rare [disorder, disease]
  3. I [like, prefer] my steak (medium) rare
  4. [would like, will have] my [steak, burger] done (medium) rare
  5. is a rare vintage
  6. rare (and endangered) [species, animals]
  7. in some rare cases
  8. this is a rare opportunity to
  9. a rare insight into
  10. is a rare [example, combination, mix] of
  11. will [drink, smoke] on very rare occasions
  12. on the rare occasion that
  13. a rare display of [strength, intelligence, courage]
  14. is very rare to [see, hear of, find]
  15. is very rare in [the United States]
  16. is rare for this [time of year, area]
  17. it is rare that I [go, eat, have]
  18. are becoming [increasingly, relatively, very] rare
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