- The definition of raised is something sticking up above a flat surface, or a dough that gets bigger and lighter with the use of yeast.
- An example of raised is a lump on someone's head caused by bumping it.
- An example of raised is a shaped loaf of bread dough.
- made in low relief; embossed
- having a napped surface, or having the pile cut with a design in relief: said of fabric
- leavened with yeast rather than baking powder or soda
- Projecting from a flat background; in relief; embossed: a raised design.
- Made light and high by yeast or other leaven.
- Simple past tense and past participle of raise.
Variant of raise
transitive verbraised, raising
- to cause to rise; move to a higher level; lift; elevate
- to bring to or place in an upright position
- to construct or erect (a building, etc.)
- to wake from sleep
- to stir up; arouse; incite: to raise a revolt
- to increase in size, value, amount, etc.: to raise prices
- to increase in degree, intensity, strength, etc.: to raise one's voice
- to improve the position, rank, or situation of: to raise oneself from poverty
- to cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate: to raise the dead
- to cause to come about; provoke; inspire: the joke raised a laugh
- to bring forward for consideration: to raise a question
- to collect, gather, or procure (an army, money, etc.)
- to utter (a cry, shout, etc.)
- to bring to an end; remove: to raise a siege
- to cause to become light; leaven (bread, etc.)
- to cause to grow or to breed: to raise corn or cattle
- to bring up or rear (children)
- to establish radio communication with
- to cause (a blister) to form
- to make (a nap on cloth) with teasels, etc.
- ☆ Commerce to increase by fraud the face value of (a check, etc.)
- Naut. to cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
- ☆ Bridge to increase (one's partner's bid in a suit or in no-trump)
- Phonet. to change the sound of (a vowel) by putting the tongue in a higher position
- ☆ Poker to bet more than (the highest preceding bet or bettor)
Origin of raiseMiddle English raisen ; from Old Norse reisa, causative of risa, to rise
- Dialectal to rise or arise
- ☆ Poker to increase the bet
- an act of raising
- an increase in amount
- ☆ an increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
raise Cainor raise the devil or raise hell or raise a rumpus or raise the roof
Slang to create a disturbance; cause trouble