from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of raise.
- n. Elevation.
- n. Nurturing; cultivation; providing sustenance and protection for a living thing from conception to maturity
- n. Recruitment.
- n. Collection or gathering, especially of money.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
- n. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building.
- n. The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of lifting, elevating, etc. (in any sense of the verb).
- n. Same as raising-piece.
- n. That with which bread is raised; yeast or yeast-cake; leaven. Gayton, Festivous Notes on Don Quixote (cited by Lowell, Biglow Papers, 2d ser., Int.).
- n. In printing, the overlays in a press for woodcut-printing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the event of something being raised upward
- n. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
- adj. increasing in quantity or value
- n. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
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