Very uncommon; scarce.
Black pearls are very rare and therefore very valuable.
They seldom come here now.
(of a gas) Thin; of low density.
(archaic) Rare; infrequent.
we rarely met
(cooking) Particularly of meat, especially beefsteak: cooked very lightly, so the meat is still red.
(gaming) A scarce or uncommon item.
To rear, rise up, start backwards.
To rear, bring up, raise.
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness;
a rare word
recurring only at long intervals;
a rare appearance
total eclipses are rare events
not widely distributed;
rare patches of gree in the desert
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind;
what is so rare as a day in June
a rare skill
an uncommon sense of humor
she was kind to an uncommon degree
having low density;
lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside;
rare roast beef