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English Dictionary: Raw by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Raw
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
raw
adj
  1. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
    Synonym(s): natural, raw(a), rude(a)
  2. having the surface exposed and painful; "a raw wound"
  3. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
    Antonym(s): cooked
  4. not processed or refined; "raw sewage"
  5. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
    Synonym(s): naked, raw
  6. brutally unfair or harsh; "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"
  7. not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
    Synonym(s): crude, raw
  8. untempered and unrefined; "raw talent"; "raw beauty"
  9. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
    Synonym(s): sensitive, sore, raw, tender
  10. unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
    Synonym(s): bleak, cutting, raw
  11. used of wood and furniture; "raw wood"
    Synonym(s): raw(a), unsanded
  12. lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"
    Synonym(s): raw, new
  13. (used informally) completely unclothed
    Synonym(s): bare-assed, bare-ass, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, raw, peeled, naked as a jaybird, stark naked
n
  1. informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
    Synonym(s): raw, altogether, birthday suit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Raw \Raw\, a. [Compar {Rawer}; superl. {Rawest}.] [AS. hre[a0]w;
      akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r[omac], Icel.
      hr[be]r, Dan. raa, Sw. r[86], L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh,
      Skr. kravis raw flesh. [root]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.] [bd]With scull all raw.[b8] --Spencer
            (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; as, a raw wind. [bd]A
            raw and gusty day.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Raw \Raw\, n.
      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.
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