mad adjective Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "mad" - English Dictionary

See all translations

madadjective

uk   us   /mæd/ (madder or maddest)

mad adjective (MENTALLY ILL)

B1 mentally ill, or unable to behave in a reasonable way: I think I must be going mad. Do I look like some mad old woman in this hat?
More examples

mad adjective (SILLY)

B1 UK informal (US usually crazy) extremely silly or stupid: [+ to infinitive] You're mad to walk home alone at this time of night. He must be mad spending all that money on a coat. Some of the things she does are completely mad.
See also
More examples

mad adjective (ANGRY)

A2 [after verb] informal very angry or annoyed: He's always complaining and it makes me so mad.mainly US Are you still mad at me?UK Kerry got really mad with Richard for not doing the washing up.UK Bill's untidiness drives me mad.
More examples

mad adjective (HURRYING)

[before noun] UK hurrying or excited and not having time to think or plan: We made a mad dash for the train. I was in a mad panic/rush trying to get everything ready.

mad adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

be mad about sb/sth B1 informalUK to love someone or something: He's the first real boyfriend she's had and she's mad about him. He's mad about football.be mad for sb/sth UK informal to want someone or something very much, or to be very interested in someone or something: Everyone's mad for him and I just don't see the attraction.
(Definition of mad adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mad?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mad” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More