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Meaning of RAZE

Pronunciation:  reyz

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

RAZE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Raze\, n. [See {Rack}.]
    A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as
    race, a root.
  2. \Raze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Razing}.] [F. raser. See {Rase}, v. t.] [Written also
    1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
             Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.
    2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the
       ground; to destroy; to demolish.
             The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden.
    Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
         destroy; ruin. See {Demolish}.