1. Not widely known;
    Especially valued for its uncommonness (synset 300490548)
    "a rare word"; "rare books"
  2. Recurring only at long intervals (synset 301071227)
    "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
  3. Not widely distributed (synset 300017062)
    "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
  4. Having low density (synset 302426521)
    "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
  5. Marked by an uncommon quality;
    Especially superlative or extreme of its kind (synset 301682771)
    "what is so rare as a day in June"; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
  6. (of meat) cooked a short time;
    Still red inside (synset 300622310)
    "rare roast beef"

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