from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To level to the ground; demolish. See Synonyms at ruin.
- transitive v. To scrape or shave off.
- transitive v. Archaic To erase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To demolish; to level to the ground.
- v. To scrape as if with a razor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as race, a root.
- transitive v. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
- transitive v. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. tear down so as to make flat with the ground
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)
From Old French raser (Wiktionary)