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Rase definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RASE, v.t. s as z. [L. rasus, rado.]
1. To pass along the surface of a thing, with striking or rubbing it at the same time; to graze.
Might not the bullet which rased his cheek, have gone into his head? Obs.
2. To erase; to scratch or rub out; or to blot out; to cancel.
[In this sense, erase is generally used.]
3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to rase a city.
[In this sense, raze is generally used. This orthography, rase, may therefore be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase and raze having superseded it.]
RASE, n
1. A cancel; erasure. [Not in use.]
2. A slight wound. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled" [syn: level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down] [ant: erect, put up, raise, rear, set up]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (rased; rasing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French raser, from Vulgar Latin *rasare, frequentative of Latin radere to scrape, shave more at rodent Date: 14th century 1. archaic erase 2. archaic raze 2

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of RAZE.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Raze Raze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed; p. pr. & vb. n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also rase.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rase Rase, v. i. To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rase Rase, n. 1. A scratching out, or erasure. [Obs.] 2. A slight wound; a scratch. [Obs.] --Hooker. 3. (O. Eng. Law) A way of measuring in which the commodity measured was made even with the top of the measuring vessel by rasing, or striking off, all that was above it. --Burrill.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rase Rase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased; p. pr. & vb. n. Rasing.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape often, v. freq. fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf. Skr. rad to scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. Raze, Razee, Razor, Rodent.] 1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.] Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone into his head? --South. Sometimes his feet rased the surface of water, and at others the skylight almost flattened his nose. --Beckford. 2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.] Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and branch, out of our mind. --Fuller. 3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze. [In this sense rase is generally used.] Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They would not turn home. --Chapman. Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it. Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from the seams of a vessel. Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rase Rase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased; p. pr. & vb. n. Rasing.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape often, v. freq. fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf. Skr. rad to scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. Raze, Razee, Razor, Rodent.] 1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.] Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone into his head? --South. Sometimes his feet rased the surface of water, and at others the skylight almost flattened his nose. --Beckford. 2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.] Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and branch, out of our mind. --Fuller. 3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze. [In this sense rase is generally used.] Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They would not turn home. --Chapman. Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it. Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from the seams of a vessel. Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Erase, efface, cancel, expunge, obliterate, rub out, blot out. 2. Level, overthrow, destroy, demolish, subvert, ruin, prostrate. See raze.



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