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Webster 1913 Edition


Raw

Raw

(ra̤)
,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Rawer
(ra̤′ẽr)
;
sup
erl.
Rawest
.]
[AS.
hreáw
; akin to D.
raauw
, LG.
rau
, G.
roh
, OHG.
rō
, Icel.
hrār
, Dan.
raa
, Sw.
rå
, L.
crudus
, Gr.
κρέασ
flesh, Skr.
kravis
raw flesh. √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 skull all raw.”
Spenser
(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; bleak;
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.

Raw

,
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Raw

RAW

,
Adj.
[L. crudus, rodo.]
1.
Not altered from its natural state; not roasted, boiled or cooked; not subdued by heat; as raw meat.
2.
Not covered with skin; bare, as flesh.
If there is quick raw flesh in the risings, it is an old leprosy. Lev. 13.
3.
sore.
And all his sinews waxen weak and raw through long imprisonment.
4.
Immature; unripe; not concocted.
5.
Not altered by heat; not cooked or dressed; being in its natural state; as raw fruit.
6.
Unseasoned; unexperienced; unripe in skill; as people while young and raw.
so we say, raw troops; and new seamen are called raw hands.
7.
New; untried; as a raw trick.
8.
Bleak; chilly; cold, or rather cold and damp; as a raw day; a raw cold climate.
Once upon a raw and gusty day -
9.
Not distilled; as raw water. [Not used.]
10.
Not spun or twisted; as raw silk.
11.
Not mixed or adulterated; as raw spirits.
12.
Bare of flesh.
13.
Not tried or melted and strained; as raw tallow.
14.
Not tanned; as raw hides.

Definition 2022


raw

raw

See also: RAW

English

Adjective

Raw (uncooked) sausages

raw (comparative rawer, superlative rawest)

  1. Of food: not cooked. [from 9th c.]
  2. Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed. [from 10th c.]
    raw cane sugar
    raw sewage
  3. Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. [from 14th c.]
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 7, in The China Governess:
      ‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’
    a raw wound
  4. New or inexperienced. [from 16th c.]
    a raw beginner
  5. Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. [from 16th c.]
    a raw voice
  6. Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis. [from 20th c.]
    • 2010, "Under the volcano", The Economist, 16 Oct 2010:
      What makes Mexico worrying is not just the raw numbers but the power of the cartels over society.
  7. Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold.
    a raw wind
    • Shakespeare
      a raw and gusty day
  8. (obsolete) Not covered; bare; bald.
    • Spenser
      with scull all raw

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:raw
  • (without a condom): Wikisaurus:condomless

Derived terms

  • raw sugar

Translations

Adverb

raw

  1. (slang) Without a condom.
    We did it raw.

Translations

Noun

raw (plural raws)

  1. (sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
    • 1800, Louisiana Sugar Planters' Association, Lousiana Sugar Chemists' Association, American Cane Growers' Association, The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer, Volume 22, page 287,
      With the recent advance in London yellow crystals, however, the disproportion of the relative value of these two kinds has been considerably reduced, and a better demand for crystallized raws should consequently occur.
    • 1921, American Chemical Society, The Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 13, Part 1, page 149,
      Early in the year the raws were melted to about 20 Brix in order to facilitate filtration.
    • 1939, The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, Volume 148, Part 2, page 2924,
      The world sugar contract closed 1 to 3 points net higher, with sales of only 36 lots. London raws sold at 8s. 4½d., and futures there were unchanged to 3d. higher.
  2. (anime fandom slang) A recording or rip of a show that has not been fansubbed.
  3. (manga fandom slang) A scan that has not been cleaned (polished or purged of blemishes arising from the scanning process) and has not been scanlated.

Translations

Anagrams


Welsh

Noun

raw

  1. Soft mutation of rhaw.