Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Rarity (Page: 1189)

Rar"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Rarities (#). [L. raritas: cf. F. rareté. See Rare.]

1. The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness; as, the rarity (contrasted with the density) of gases. [1190]

2. That which is rare; an uncommon thing; a thing valued for its scarcity.

I saw three rarities of different kinds, which pleased me more than any other shows in the place. Addison.