from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of lifting, elevating, etc. (in any sense of the verb).
  • noun Same as raising-piece.
  • noun 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.).
  • noun In printing, the overlays in a press for woodcut-printing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
  • noun U.S. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building.
  • noun The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.
  • noun [U.S.] a bee for raising the frame of a building. See Bee, n., 2.
  • noun a hammer with a rounded face, used in raising sheet metal.
  • noun (Carp.) the plate, or longitudinal timber, on which a roof is raised and rests.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of raise.
  • noun Elevation.
  • noun Nurturing; cultivation; providing sustenance and protection for a living thing from conception to maturity
  • noun Recruitment.
  • noun Collection or gathering, especially of money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
  • adjective increasing in quantity or value
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community


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