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Raw meaning

raw - 16 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  3. 3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  4. 4. Not distilled; as, raw water
  5. 5. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  6. 6. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  7. 7. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  8. 8. Not tanned; as, raw hides
  9. 9. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  10. 10. Not covered; bare.
  11. 11. Bald.
  12. 12. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  13. 13. Sore, as if by being galled.
  14. 14. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  15. 15. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
  16. 16. Not cooked; not mixed; crude; sore; chilly.

raw - examples of usage

  1. And if the weather be cold and raw. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. The continentals of about five hundred men, two hundred of whom were raw troops, formed the second line, under Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. Commonly, too, we want something more than matter; we want force which shall help us to carry and work the raw material. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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