American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To level to the ground; demolish. See Synonyms at ruin.
- v. To scrape or shave off.
- v. Archaic To erase.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See rase.
- n. An obsolete form of racc.
- n. A swinging fence set up in a watercourse to prevent the passage of cattle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as
race, a root.
- v. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
- v. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
- v. tear down so as to make flat with the ground
- From Old French raser (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rasen, to scrape off, from Old French raser, from Vulgar Latin *rāsāre, frequentative of Latin rādere; see rash2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A young white couple wants to raze the bungalow and build a big house there complete with koi pond, but their first encounter with their neighbors doesn't go as planned.”
“The building was shrouded in black as Deutsche Bank and its insurers fought over whether to raze it or clean it.”
“As a local administrator, Mr. Zalmai spends a good deal of time these days complaining that the Americans failed to consult him about plans to raze one government office to build another.”
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“Contrary to the official version, in this story, word had spread from a servant in Lot's household, that the angels were there to raze the city.”
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