• adjective: not common or usual
  • adjective: marked by wide separation of component particles
  • synonyms: thin, early, underdone


  • She has the 'rare' [='uncommon'] ability to make people feel comfortable even in difficult situations.

  • It is still 'rare' [='unusual'] for a woman to hold an executive position in some industries.

  • The little diner is a 'rare bird' in a city full of expensive restaurants.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) You're not on memory. You're tapped into what's higher, what's true. God is guiding you. I've known that feeling. It's rare, but I've known it. I think that's what happened to Dr. King up there on the bridge today. He kneeled down, prayed to God and got an answer. And he was brave enough (..)
    2014 Selma
  • (..) Yeah, I know we have a lot of work to do down there. Not one conviction because they are protected by white officials chosen by an all-white electorate. And on the rare occasions that they face trial, they are freed by all-white juries. All-white because you can't serve on a jury (..)
    2014 Selma