Hypertext Webster Gateway: "raised"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Raise \Raise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to
rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.]
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:
(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.

This gentleman came to be raised to great
titles. --Clarendon.

The plate pieces of eight were raised three
pence in the piece. --Sir W.
(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
(c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to
raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature
of a room.

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:
(a) To cause to spring up from recumbent position, from a
state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.

They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their
sleep. --Job xiv. 12.
(b) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult,
struggle, or war; to excite.

He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
--Ps. cvii.

[AE]neas . . . employs his pains, In parts
remote, to raise the Tuscan swains. --Dryden.
(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.

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with
you, that God should raise the dead ? --Acts
xxvi. 8.

3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to
appear; to give to; to originate, produce, cause, effect,
or the like. Hence, specifically:
(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.

I will raise forts against thee. --Isa. xxxix.
(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.''
(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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Raised \Raised\, a.
1. Lifted up; showing above the surroundings; as, raised or
embossed metal work.

2. Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; -- used of bread,
cake, etc., as distinguished from that made with cream of
tartar, soda, etc. See {Raise}, v. t., 4.

{Raised beach}. See under {Beach}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: above the surround or above the normal position; "a raised
design"; "raised eyebrows" [ant: {lowered}]
2: embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or
embroidery; "brocaded silk"; "an embossed satin";
"embossed leather"; "raised needlework"; "raised
metalwork" [syn: {brocaded}, {embossed}]
3: leavened usually with yeast; "raised bread"
4: increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices
frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated
economy" [syn: {raised(a)}, {inflated}]

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