AskDefine | Define irate

Dictionary Definition

irate adj : feeling or showing extreme anger; "irate protesters"; "ireful words" [syn: ireful]

User Contributed Dictionary



This word originally came from the Latin, iratus, irata, iratum - angry (in masculine, feminine and neuter)


  • /aɪˈɹeɪt/, /ˈaɪɹeɪt/
    Rhymes: -eɪt


  1. Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.


Related terms




  1. Feminine plural form of irato

Extensive Definition

iRATE radio is computer software that allows collaborative filtering of music downloads. An iRATE radio server holds a large database of music that is freely available on the World Wide Web. The client highlights music files that are under a Creative Commons license (which, depending on the license, may allow the creation of derivative works or commercial use).
Users rate tracks that they are sent on a scale from 1 to 4. The server correlates those ratings against those of other users to find other songs that the first user might enjoy. Music files are played in a semi-random order, with the rating of the tracks factored in. The amount of files that are to be downloaded can be adjusted in the program configuration.
Because the initial tracks downloaded are the same for each user, the average download speed for these files can sometimes become very low, leading some new users to believe that the program is malfunctioning.
There is a very similar application called Gnomoradio for the GNOME desktop environment. The programs do, however, use different protocols and are not interoperable. Indy is also similar, but proprietary.
irate in German: IRATE Radio
irate in Spanish: Radio iRATE
irate in French: IRATE

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

angered, angry, browned-off, choleric, cross, incensed, indignant, ireful, livid, mad, pissed, pissed-off, riled up, sore, ticked off, waxy, worked up, wrathful, wrathy, wroth, wrought-up
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