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Webster 1913 Edition


Raising

Rais′ing

(rāz′ĭng)
,
Noun.
1.
The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
2.
Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building;
as, to help at a
raising
.
[U.S.]
3.
The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.
Raising bee
,
a bee for raising the frame of a building. See
Bee
,
Noun.
, 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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Raising

RA'ISING

,
ppr.
Lifting; elevating; setting upright; exalting; producing; enhancing; restoring to life; collecting; levying; propagating, &c.

RA'ISING

, n.
1.
The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
2.
In New England, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building.

Definition 2021


raising

raising

English

Verb

raising

  1. present participle of raise

Noun

raising (plural raisings)

  1. Elevation.
  2. Nurturing; cultivation; providing sustenance and protection for a living thing from conception to maturity
  3. Recruitment.
  4. Collection or gathering, especially of money.
  5. (US) The operation or work of setting up the frame of a building.
    to help at a raising
  6. 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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