Definition of Raising

1. Noun. The event of something being raised upward. "A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

Exact synonyms: Elevation, Lift
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Elevate, Lift, Lift, Raise

2. Adjective. Increasing in quantity or value. "A cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
Similar to: Increasing

3. Noun. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child.
Exact synonyms: Nurture, Rearing
Generic synonyms: Upbringing
Derivative terms: Nurture, Nurture, Raise, Rear

4. Noun. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community. "They debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Definition of Raising

1. n. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.

Definition of Raising

1. Verb. (present participle of ''raise'') ¹

2. Noun. Elevation. ¹

3. Noun. Nurturing; cultivation; providing sustenance and protection for a living thing from conception to maturity ¹

4. Noun. Recruitment. ¹

5. Noun. Collection or gathering, especially of money. ¹

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Definition of Raising

1. an elevation [n -S] - See also: elevation

Medical Definition of Raising

1. 1. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life. 2. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising. 3. The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning. Raising bee, a bee for raising the frame of a building. See Bee. Raising hammer, a hammer with a rounded face, used in raising sheet metal. Raising plate, the plate, or longitudinal timber, on which a roof is raised and rests. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Raising

raised doughnut
raised in a barn
raised point
raised points
raisin-nut cookie
raisin bran
raisin bread
raisin cookie
raisin moth
raising (current term)
raising agent
raising agents
raising hell
raison d'etre
raison d'être
raison d'êtres
raisons d'etre

Literary usage of Raising

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"If this is true we would look elsewhere for the results of such training in raising the grade. Nor should we look in vain. ..."

2. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"CHAPTER IV ENGINES FOR raising WATER 1. I SHALL now explain the making of the different kinds of engines which have been invented for raising water, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... (3) the raising of money by any mode or system of taxation; ... (2) direct taxation within the province in order to the raising of a revenue for ..."

4. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"THE HEALING OF THE WOMAN—CHRIST'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE— THE raising OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER. ... the recovery of the woman and the raising of Jairus' daughter, ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on Analytic Mechanics: With Numerous Examples by Edward Albert Bowser (1884)
"Work of raising a System of Weights.— Let P, Q, R, be any three weights at the ... Now the work of raising vertically a weight equal to the sum of P, Q, R, ..."

6. The Law of Combinations, Monopolies and Labor Unions by Frederick Hale Cooke (1909)
"Fixing, raising or lowering price.—The condemnation of monopolies created by the crown was professedly based on the existence of what were said to be "three ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"He set about raising bananas on a large scale and the venture proving unsuccessful he returned to Texas ... Cattle-raising is also an important industry. ..."

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