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Meaning of RASE

Pronunciation:  reyz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"

RASE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: dismantle, level, pull down, raze, take down, tear down
 Antonyms: erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
 See Also: bulldoze, destroy, destruct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rase\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rased}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rasing}.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape often, v. freq.
    fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf. Skr. rad to
    scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. {Raze}, {Razee},
    {Razor}, {Rodent}.]
    1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.]
             Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and
             might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone
             into his head?                        --South.
             Sometimes his feet rased the surface of water, and
             at others the skylight almost flattened his nose.
    2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]
             Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and
             branch, out of our mind.              --Fuller.
    3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to
       raze. [In this sense {rase} is generally used.]
             Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They
             would not turn home.                  --Chapman.
    Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete;
          graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.
    {Rasing iron}, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from
       the seams of a vessel.
    Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level;
         prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.
  2. \Rase\, v. i.
    To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
  3. \Rase\, n.
    1. A scratching out, or erasure. [Obs.]
    2. A slight wound; a scratch. [Obs.] --Hooker.
    3. (O. Eng. Law) A way of measuring in which the commodity
       measured was made even with the top of the measuring
       vessel by rasing, or striking off, all that was above it.