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Meaning of RAW

Pronunciation:  ro

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  1. [n]  informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
  2. [adj]  not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
  3. [adj]  (used informally) completely unclothed
  4. [adj]  not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
  5. [adj]  lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"; "he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"
  6. [adj]  brutally unfair or harsh; "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"
  7. [adj]  inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat"
  8. [adj]  unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  9. [adj]  having the surface exposed and painful; "a raw wound"
  10. [adj]  devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
  11. [adj]  untempered and unrefined; "raw talent"; "raw beauty"
  12. [adj]  not processed or refined; "raw sewage"

RAW is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: altogether, bare-ass, bare-assed, birthday suit, bleak, cold, crude, cutting, half-baked, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, inexperienced, injured, naked, naked as a jaybird, new, open, overt, peeled, rare, sore, stark naked, unanalyzed, unclothed, uncooked, underdone, unfair, unhealthy, unjust, unpolished, untoasted, untreated, wet behind the ears(p)
 Antonyms: cooked
 See Also: nakedness, nudeness, nudity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Raw\, a. [Compar {Rawer}; superl. {Rawest}.] [AS. hre['a]w;
    akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r[=o], Icel. hr[=a]r,
    Dan. raa, Sw. r[*a], L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis
    raw flesh. [root]18. Cf. {Crude}, {Cruel}.]
    1. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the
       action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked;
       not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not
       done; as, raw meat.
    2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe;
       unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw
       soldiers; a raw recruit.
             Approved himself to the raw judgment of the
             multitude.                            --De Quincey.
    3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by
       art; unwrought. Specifically:
       (a) Not distilled; as, raw water. [Obs.] --Bacon.
       (b) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton.
       (c) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits.
       (d) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow.
       (e) Not tanned; as, raw hides.
       (f) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw
           edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
    4. Not covered; bare. Specifically:
       (a) Bald. [Obs.] ``With scull all raw.'' --Spencer
       (b) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
       (c) Sore, as if by being galled.
                 And all his sinews waxen weak and raw Through
                 long imprisonment.                --Spenser.
    5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; as, a raw wind. ``A raw
       and gusty day.'' --Shak.
    {Raw material}, material that has not been subjected to a
       (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw
       material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of
       the shoe industry.
    {Raw pig}, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.
  2. \Raw\, n.
    A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch
    one on the raw.
          Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is
          a raw.                                   --De Quincey.