Raze definition

rāz
To level to the ground; demolish.
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To raze is to completely destroy something to the ground.

When you burn a house to the ground, this is an example of raze.

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To tear down completely; level to the ground; demolish.
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To scrape or shave off.
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To erase.
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(archaic) To scrape or graze; wound slightly.
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(now rare) To scrape or shave off; erase.
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To demolish; to level to the ground.

The word "˜laconic' derives from Lakon (“person from Lakonia") the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famous for their brevity of speech. When Philip of Macedon threatened them with, “If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta," the Spartans' reply was, “If."

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To scrape as if with a razor.
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Obsolete spelling of race (rhizome of ginger).
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Origin of raze

  • Middle English rasen to scrape off from Old French raser from Vulgar Latin rāsāre frequentative of Latin rādere rash2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French raser

    From Wiktionary