Definition and Meanings for raw

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Raw is ranked 2,800 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of raw

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun

Etymology of raw

as. hre; akin to d. raauw, lg. rau, g. roh, ohg. r, icel. hr, dan. raa, sw. r, l. crudus, gr. kre`as flesh, skr. kravis raw flesh. crude, cruel

Meaning of raw

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna;;not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.
  • hence: unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  • not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.;not distilled; as, raw water.;not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton.;not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits.;not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow.;not tanned; as, raw hides.;not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  • not covered; bare.;bald.;deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.;sore, as if by being galled.
  • disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.

as noun

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