What does the word rabid mean?

Usage examples for rabid

  1. My dear fellow, why don't you give this letter to the father of your fair Louisa; he's quite rabid on such points; you'll make him a friend for life by it! – The Lumley Autograph by Susan Fenimore Cooper
  2. Nicholas Ignatiev, a rabid reactionary, a second Jeffreys, became chief of the Ministry of the Interior; Katkoff, a repentant liberal and exile, was appointed the czar's chief adviser, the Richelieu behind the throne; and Pobyedonostsev, whom Turgenief called the " Russian Torquemada," obtained supremacy over Melikoff, and was appointed procurator of the Holy Synod. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  3. The first and most rabid, he continued, is horse- racing- and t'other is the mining fever, which last is a heap insidiouser in its action and more lingering in its effect. – Pardners by Rex Beach