raising


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raise \Raise\ (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised (r[=a]zd);
   p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa,
   causative of r[imac]sa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to
   raise.]
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   1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place;
      to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone
      or weight. Hence, figuratively: 
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      (a) To bring to a higher condition or situation; to
          elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase
          the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to
          advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate;
          to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
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                This gentleman came to be raised to great
                titles.                           --Clarendon.
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                The plate pieces of eight were raised three
                pence in the piece.               --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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      (b) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to
          excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as,
          to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the
          spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a
          furnace.
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      (c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to
          raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature
          of a room.
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   2. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or
      posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast
      or flagstaff. Hence: 
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      (a) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from
          a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
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                They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their
                sleep.                            --Job xiv. 12.
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      (b) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult,
          struggle, or war; to excite.
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                He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
                                                  --Ps. cvii.
                                                  25.
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                Aeneas . . . employs his pains,
                In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
                                                  --Dryden.
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      (c) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a
          spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from
          death; to give life to.
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                Why should it be thought a thing incredible with
                you, that God should raise the dead ? --Acts
                                                  xxvi. 8.
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   3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to
      appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause,
      effect, or the like. Hence, specifically: 
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      (a) To form by the accumulation of materials or
          constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise
          a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
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                I will raise forts against thee.  --Isa. xxix.
                                                  3.
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      (b) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get
          together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise
          money, troops, and the like. "To raise up a rent."
          --Chaucer.
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      (c) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or
          propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops,
          etc.; toraise cattle. "He raised sheep." "He raised
          wheat where none grew before." --Johnson's Dict.
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   Note: In some parts of the United States, notably in the
         Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the
         rearing or bringing up of children.
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               I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the
               mountains of the North.            --Paulding.
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      (d) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise,
          come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
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                I will raise them up a prophet from among their
                brethren, like unto thee.         --Deut. xviii.
                                                  18.
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                God vouchsafes to raise another world
                From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
                                                  --Milton.
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      (e) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start;
          to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
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                Thou shalt not raise a false report. --Ex.
                                                  xxiii. 1.
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      (f) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
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                Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
                                                  --Dryden.
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      (g) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as,
          to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
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   4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make
      light and spongy, as bread.
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            Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.
                                                  --Spectator.
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   5. (Naut.)
      (a) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher
          by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook
          light.
      (b) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets,
          i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
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   6. (Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that
      is, to create it. --Burrill.
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   To raise a blockade (Mil.), to remove or break up a
      blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces
      employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or
      dispersing them.

   To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to
      increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the
      writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is
      specified.

   To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place
      by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be
      relinquished.

   To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure.

   To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary
      expedient. [Colloq.]

   To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great
      disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
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   Syn: To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause;
        produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raising \Rais"ing\ (r[=a]z"[i^]ng), n.
   1. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting,
      producing, or restoring to life.
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   2. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the
      frame of a building; as, to help at a raising. [U.S.]
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   3. The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it
      into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering,
      stamping, or spinning.
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   Raising bee, a bee for raising the frame of a building. See
      Bee, n., 2. [U.S.] --W. Irving.

   Raising hammer, a hammer with a rounded face, used in
      raising sheet metal.

   Raising plate (Carp.), the plate, or longitudinal timber,
      on which a roof is raised and rests.
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