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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a skin rash
▪ Skin rashes are common among children.
allergic rash
▪ an allergic rash
diaper rash
heat rash
nappy rash (=sore skin caused by wet nappies)
▪ He's got really bad nappy rash at the moment.
nettle rash
rasher of baconBritish English (= piece of bacon)
▪ He was smiling but with such grimness that she began to regret her rash decision to come.
▪ Before making any rash decisions about your fund you should consider the following points.
break out in spots/a rash/a sweat etc
come out in spots/a rash etc
▪ Tell them you've come out in a rash, or something.
▪ a rash decision
▪ Don't make any rash promises that you may regret later.
▪ It would be rash to put too much into stocks right now.
▪ Stay where you are and don't do anything rash -- I'll be over in five minutes.
▪ At times like this the only sensible thing to do is something rash.
▪ But while the plans are grand, they are not necessarily rash.
▪ Disputes were resolved by rash games of gambling and false threats rather than by combat.
▪ Fortunately, there is nothing dogmatic or rash about Jospin.
▪ The rash application of strong antiseptic solutions to prevent or ward off infection is another rare cause of urethritis.
▪ I saw one of the hardiest women I know burst into tears of self-loathing because her daughter had diaper rash.
▪ The baby never has colic, thrush, diaper rash, infant acne, or cradle cap.
▪ At least half of all infants get diaper rash at some time during their diaper careers.
▪ The Olympians are swabbing their faces with Desitin, the white goop generally used to combat diaper rash.
▪ One of his powders was good for heat rash.
▪ Several monitors have come down with heat rash and heat stroke this summer.
▪ Farm workers harvesting the celery soon developed a serious skin rash.
▪ The side effects of this drug include gastrointestinal uPset and skin rash.
▪ Signs of food intolerance to look out for include skin rashes and loose watery stools.
▪ Ashby says even after all these years, he still suffers from constantly recurring respiratory problems and skin rashes.
▪ Other features include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and, less commonly, skin rashes.
▪ Workers have attributed skin rashes, dizziness, muscle cramps and miscarriages to the chemicals and physical hardship they endure.
▪ May cause hyperactivity, causes skin rash.
▪ Side effects of allopurinol include drug fever, skin rash, hepatotoxicity, bone marrow suppression, vasculitis, and exfoliative dermatitis.
▪ Symptoms include high fever and a rash.
▪ He was puzzled at first; his skin was generally clear, without rashes.
▪ In comparison studies, babies wearing them seem to have rash less often and less severely.
▪ In the past two months there has been a rash of newspaper advertisements for unlicensed patches available by mail order.
▪ It's good for cysts, rashes, fevers, infections, parasites, skin problems and regrowth of fins.
▪ It made little difference if a dreadful rash despoiled both little faces.
▪ Lillian did not go for the powwow treatment; her rash subsided without help from either science or witchcraft.
▪ One of his powders was good for heat rash.
▪ The side effects of this drug include gastrointestinal uPset and skin rash.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rash \Rash\, n. [Cf. F. ras short-nap cloth, It. & Sp. raso satin (cf. Rase); or cf. It. rascia serge, G. rasch, probably fr. Arras in France (cf. Arras).] An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted. [Obs.]


Rash \Rash\ (r[a^]sh), v. t. [For arace.]

  1. To pull off or pluck violently. [Obs.]

  2. To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice. [Obs.]

    Rashing off helms and riving plates asunder.


Rash \Rash\, n. [OF. rasche an eruption, scurf, F. rache; fr. (assumed) LL. rasicare to scratch, fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, scratch, shave. See Rase, and cf. Rascal.] (Med.) A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.

Canker rash. See in the Vocabulary.

Nettle rash. See Urticaria.

Rose rash. See Roseola.

Tooth rash. See Red-gum.


Rash \Rash\ (r[a^]sh), v. t. To prepare with haste. [Obs.]


Rash \Rash\, a. [Compar. Rasher (-[~e]r); superl. Rashest.] [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. rask quick, brisk, rash, Icel. r["o]skr vigorous, brave, akin to D. & G. rasch quick, of uncertain origin.]

  1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty. [Obs.] ``Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder.''

  2. Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent. [Obs.]

    I scarce have leisure to salute you, My matter is so rash.

  3. Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.

  4. Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.

  5. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn. [Prov. Eng.]

    Syn: Precipitate; headlong; headstrong; foolhardy; hasty; indiscreet; heedless; thoughtless; incautious; careless; inconsiderate; unwary.

    Usage: Rash, Adventurous, Foolhardy. A man is adventurous who incurs risk or hazard from a love of the arduous and the bold. A man is rash who does it from the mere impulse of his feelings, without counting the cost. A man is foolhardy who throws himself into danger in disregard or defiance of the consequences.

    Was never known a more adventurous knight.

    Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she eat.

    If any yet be so foolhardy To expose themselves to vain jeopardy; If they come wounded off, and lame, No honor's got by such a maim.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "nimble, quick, vigorous" (early 14c. as a surname), a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from Old English -ræsc (as in ligræsc "flash of lightning") or one of its Germanic cognates, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz (cognates: Middle Low German rasch, Middle Dutch rasc "quick, swift," German rasch "quick, fast"). Related to Old English horsc "quick-witted." Sense of "reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences" is attested from c.1500. Related: Rashly; rashness.


"eruption of small red spots on skin," 1709, perhaps from French rache "a sore" (Old French rasche "rash, scurf"), from Vulgar Latin *rasicare "to scrape" (also source of Old Provençal rascar, Spanish rascar "to scrape, scratch," Italian raschina "itch"), from Latin rasus "scraped," past participle of radere "to scrape" (see raze). The connecting notion would be of itching. Figurative sense of "any sudden outbreak or proliferation" first recorded 1820.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 Acting too quickly without considering the risks and consequences; not careful; hasty. 2 So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn. 3 (context obsolete English) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent. 4 (context obsolete English) Fast-acting. n. 1 (context symptom English) An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin. 2 A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend v

  2. (context obsolete English) To prepare with haste. Etymology 2

    n. An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted. Etymology 3

    vb. 1 To pull off or pluck violently. 2 To slash; to hack; to slice.

  1. n. any red eruption of the skin [syn: roseola, efflorescence, skin rash]

  2. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences; "a rash of bank robberies"; "a blizzard of lawsuits" [syn: blizzard]

  1. adj. imprudently incurring risk; "do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith

  2. marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center" [syn: foolhardy, reckless]


A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture.

A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell, and may be painful.

The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members. Rash can last 5 to 20 days, the diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.

The presence of a rash may aid diagnosis; associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases. For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, morbilliform, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts. It classically starts at the head, and spreads downwards.

Rash (surname)

Rash is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Jim Rash (21st century), American actor
  • Nicole Rash (born 1984), Miss Indiana 2007
  • Rodney Rash (1959–1996), American horse trainer
  • Ron Rash (born 1953), American poet, short story writer, and novelist
  • Sean Rash (born 1982), American bowling player
Rash (film)

Rash, written RASH, is a 2005 Australian documentary film, directed by Nicholas Hansen. Its subject is contemporary urban Australia and the artists who are making it a host for illegal street art. With the tagline 'Scratch it and it spreads', Rash explores the cultural value of unsanctioned public art and the ways that street art and graffiti contribute to public dialogue.

Directed by Nicholas Hansen and Mutiny Media, Rash was three years in the making and includes interviews with many of Melbourne’s inspired street art and graffiti artists as well as visitors who came to Melbourne and leave their mark. Rash is the first feature-length documentary in Australia to focus on the new art form of street art.

Filming began in 2002 on this documentary, which conveys the commitment, ideals and beliefs demonstrated in Melbourne street art. Artists use a variety of approaches including bill posters, stencils, and performance art put the artwork right in the public eye.

The film was made in the lead up to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Before the games local councils were juggling the need to present a clean and safe city for visitors against the enthusiastic activities of street and graffiti artists. A similar response was later observed in the lead up to the London 2012 Summer Olympics

In Rash the spirit of rebellion is channeled into street art and the visual conversations are spread across the walls of Melbourne. Rash offers a rare look inside these graffiti artists world-view.

A 2006 review stated ‘It is this rare spotlight on this hidden subculture that makes Rash so fascinating and potentially illuminating to those who view graffiti artists as merely vandals. In fact, it is this misconception of the graffiti artist and their role in society that Hansen’s film centrally explores. Rash reveals that Melbourne’s graffiti subculture is not only a very tight knit community where everyone knows what each other is doing. It is also governed by a set of ‘street etiquette’’.

Prior to its 2006 TV broadcast in Australia Sacha Molitorisz of The Age Newspaper reviewed the film saying ‘This fresh documentary explores Melbourne's flourishing graffiti subculture.’ Other notable screenings include the 17 August 2008 event of documentaries programmed in the 'Street Art' exhibition at the Tate Modern in London. Archival footage from Rash was licensed to Banksy's film production company Paranoid Pictures for the opening montage of documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Featured artists include Chali 2na, Civilian Dest, Dominic Allen, Fers, Fliq (BurnCrew), Ha-Ha, Dlux AKA James Dodd, KAB 101, Kano, Lister, Meek, Miles Allinson, Prism, Psalm, Reka, Sixten, Snog, Sync, Tai Snaith, Tower, and Vexta.

The Rash DVD extras include short films: Girls Do Street Art, Gallery VS Street, Drawing Room, Phibs, Urban Express – Short Film 2004, Shepard Fairey (Interview) OBEY GIANT USA, SCIEN (Interview 8.5 mins), 123Klan – France.

Rash (novel)

Rash is a 2006 novel written by Pete Hautman. It is set in the year 2074, in a futuristic United States, now called the United Safer States of America, that has become obsessed with safety and security. Nearly every potentially unsafe action has been criminalized, to the point that 24% of the population is incarceraed. Ironically, this large criminal population also provides the manpower that fuels the large corporations that now dominate the country.

Kirkus Reviews calls the book "a winner", saying that it is "bitingly funny and unexpectedly heartwarming". "In a starred review, PW called this dystopian fantasy of a futuristic nation wracked by litigiousness and terrorism "intelligent and darkly comic."

Rash (disambiguation)

A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture.

Rash may also refer to:

  • Rash (surname)
  • Rash, Alabama, a community in the United States
  • Rash Behari Bose (1886–1945), Indian revolutionary
  • Rash Behari Ghosh (1845–1921), Indian politician, lawyer, social worker and philanthropist
  • Rash (novel), a 2006 young adult novel
  • Rash (film), a 2005 Australian documentary
  • Rash!!, a manga series
  • Rash, one of the three Battletoads (characters) in the video game series, cartoon and comic strips
  • Red and Anarchist Skinheads, a left-wing anti-racist, anti-fascist skinhead group

Usage examples of "rash".

But to extend the hypothesis so far as to suppose that species, aboriginally as distinct as carriers, tumblers, pouters, and fantails now are, should yield offspring perfectly fertile, inter se, seems to me rash in the extreme.

The police have arrested one assailant while two other accused are absconding on a scooter in a rash manner.

Ever since the rash but successful enterprise of the Franks under the reign of Probus, their daring countrymen had constructed squadrons of light brigantines, in which they incessantly ravaged the provinces adjacent to the ocean.

The churchyard at Ashford, and the stone cross, from whence diverged the several roads to London, Canterbury, and Ashford, situated midway between the two latter places, served, so tradition avouched, as nocturnal theatres for the unhallowed deeds of the Wulfrics, who thither prowled by moonlight, it was said, to batten on the freshly-buried dead, or drain the blood of any living wight who might be rash enough to venture among those solitary spots.

She had a little heat rash underneath the sag of those bazooms and would have benefited from some powder.

French at Bruges, or even a few words of broken English, if some unwary stranger from across the Channel is rash enough to venture on doing business with these sharp-witted, plausible folk.

Basil Buffin making one of those rash assumptions for which he is so famous?

I had suffered from a kind of rash, which as it came off had left some red spots on my arms, and occasionally caused me some irritation.

A little before seven he received a call from Yami Amat, the news director at Caracol, and in the worst state of mind responded with a rash challenge to the kidnappers.

Rashed had not left him coinless, and he had not spent all of his profits.

I had only a dilettantish idea what he was talking about, a modest background from answering a rash of alarmed questions about patented new forms of life.

However irritating he was, she would not allow this effete Terran to goad her into rash actions or speech.

Each of my seven followers, Gail, Gabby, Jack, Doc, Reggie, Kato, and Uncle Jim, had a distinct personality and role that I remember clearly to this day: Gail was always astonished and admiring, Gabby was full of folksy wisdom and given to long strings of curses, Reggie always knew the polite thing to do, Jack and Doc were brave but headstrong and rash, Kato was faithful, and Uncle Jim was always worried that I was taking on tasks harder than any one man could hope to accomplish.

Item: a rash of aged freaks dyeing their hair and using glycolic acid on their skins.

If he had not made this apology for the rash judgement of his youthful days, he would not have enjoyed, in Italy at all events, that immortality which is so justly his due.