• WordNet 3.6
    • v rase tear down so as to make flat with the ground "The building was levelled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rase A scratching out, or erasure.
    • Rase A slight wound; a scratch.
    • Rase (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.
    • v. i Rase To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
    • Rase To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze. "Till Troy were by their brave hands rased ,
      They would not turn home."
    • Rase To rub along the surface of; to graze. "Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone into his head?""Sometimes his feet rased the surface of the water, and at others the skylight almost flattened his nose."
    • Rase To rub or scratch out; to erase. "Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and branch, out of our mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rase To scrape or glance along the surface of; scratch; graze; shave.
    • rase To obliterate by scraping; erase; cancel; hence, to strike out of existence; annul; destroy: often with out.
    • rase To level with the ground or the supporting surface; tear down or demolish; reduce to ruins: in this sense now always spelled raze.
    • rase Synonyms Raze, Demolish. See demolish.
    • n rase A scratch; an abrasion; a slight wound.
    • n rase A Middle English form of race.
    • rase Same as race.
    • n rase An imperfection in velveteen or other pile fabric after the pile is cut.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rase rāz to scratch or blot out: to efface: to cancel: to level with the ground, demolish, or ruin (in this sense raze is generally used)
    • n Rase a slight wound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Thus they fared two hours or more trasing and rasing either other, where they might hit any bare place.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)" by Thomas Malory
Then we rased off the flesh from the necke, and cast dust thereon, and set it in the sun to dry.
"The Golden Asse" by Lucius Apuleius
I had no right to rase it utterly.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
Ae morning, by the dawn o' day, I rase to theek the stable, O!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
The "Scourge" first attacked, captured, and rased to the ground Aquileia.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
And the line of Hengist and Cerdic shall be rased from the roll of empire.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Like one start up your hair tost and displaced, And with a wanton's tooth your neck new-rased.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
After its surrender, on the last of July 1547, the Castle was ordered by an Act of Council to be rased to the ground.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
GEORGE RASE, sergeant, mustered in Aug. 15, 1862; deserted Sept. 5, 1862, at Camp Whipple.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Accept them then, and where I haue offended, Rase thou it out, and let it be amended.
"Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)" by Dunstan Gale

In poetry:

Hame cam lord Archibold, weary wicht,
Hame til his ain countree;
An' he cried, quhan his castle rase in sicht,
"Noo Christ me sain an' see!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
Straucht ower the water slade frae the mune
A glimmer o' cauld weet licht;
Ane o' her horns rase the water abune,
And lampit across the nicht.
"The Mermaid" by George MacDonald
But afore his corpse was in last white claes,
We twa were forced to bide,
An' keep doon the airms till the shroud was on,
For they aye rase up frae his side.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
Frae the hert o' the maiden that tear-drap rase
Wi' a Rin, burnie, rin;
Wear'ly clim'in up weary ways
There was but a drap to fa' in,
Sae laith did that burnie rin.
"The Burnie" by George MacDonald
But alake! what a cry gaed up through the nicht,
To the heicht o' the stars aboon—
Sic a cry never rase to their flickerin' licht
Save frae lips o' men that droon.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
But let me chase those vows away,
Which at Ambition's shrine I made;
Nor ever let thy skill display
Those anxious moments, ill repaid:
Oh! from my breast that season rase,
And bring my childhood in its place.
"Ode to Memory" by William Shenstone

In news:

Celebrity-signed guitar to help rase funds for breast cancer awareness.
Roger LaLonde Staff Marco's Barb Cooper, known as Gramma Barb to the Lely football team, was recognized at halftime of the Lely-Immokalee football game on Friday night for her in rasing funds for the football program.

In science:

Wµ = 1Wµ , b(cid:3) = bDν bDν for bDν = gν µ bDµ , for gν µ being inverse to gαβ (these d-tensors are used for rasing and lowering indices), and bRσ· β · ν ·µ and bRαβ are respectively curvature and Ricci d-tensors, with h- and v-decompositions, def ined by formulas (A.2) and (A.3).
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
Due to invariant-noninvariant correspondence the normalization anomaly Eq.(1.8.3) holds also for the invariant RMT with log-square confinement thus again rasing a question on the spontaneous breaking of unitary invariance.
Random matrix representations of critical statistics
In E rase(D , F (Pi (ti ))), Θ is not a descendant of any other node.
Cyclic and Inductive Calculi are equivalent
Another way of ph rasing things is to say that modifications to the worldsheet theory necessary to glue the local model onto a full-fledged compactification will inevitably break this SU (2)L symmetry.
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
We obtain a new true equation, which we denote by E rase[Zg ] = 0.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V