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Meaning of RAISING

Pronunciation:  r'eyzing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
  2. [n]  the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
  3. [n]  the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
  4. [adj]  increasing in quantity or value; "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"

RAISING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: breeding, bringing up, elevation, fosterage, fostering, increasing, lift, nurture, nurture, rearing, rearing, upbringing
 See Also: acculturation, ascension, ascent, enculturation, rise, rising, socialisation, socialization, upbringing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rais"ing\, n.
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. [U.S.]

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}, n., 2. [U.S.] --W. Irving.

{Raising hammer}, a hammer with a rounded face, used in
   raising sheet metal.

{Raising plate} (Carp.), the plate, or longitudinal timber,
   on which a roof is raised and rests.