Definitions and meaning of raw
From Middle English rawe, raw, rau, from Old English hrēaw (“raw, uncooked”), from Proto-West Germanic *hrau, from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz, *hrēwaz (“raw”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Scots raw (“raw”), Dutch rauw (“raw”), German roh (“raw”), Swedish rå (“raw”), Icelandic hrár (“raw”), Latin crūdus (“raw, bloody, uncooked”), Irish cró (“blood”), Lithuanian kraujas (“blood”), Russian кровь (krovʹ, “blood”). Related also to Old English hrēow, hrēoh (“rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, sad, stormy, tempestuous”). More at ree.
- (UK) enPR: rô, IPA(key): /ɹɔː/
- Rhymes: -ɔː
- (US) enPR: rô, IPA(key): /ɹɔ/
- (cot–caught merger) enPR: rŏ, IPA(key): /ɹɒ/
- (cot–caught merger, father-bother merger) enPR: rä, IPA(key): /ɹɑ/
- Homophones: roar (in non-rhotic accents), rah (with cot-caught merger and father-bother merger)
raw (comparative rawer, superlative rawest)
- (cooking) (of food) Not cooked. [from 9th c.]
- (of materials, products, etc.) Not treated or processed; in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed. [from 10th c.]
- Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. [from 14th c.]
- New or inexperienced. [from 16th c.]
- Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. [from 16th c.]
- (statistics) (of data) Uncorrected, without analysis. [from 20th c.]
- 2010, "Under the volcano", The Economist, 16 Oct 2010:
- What makes Mexico worrying is not just the raw numbers but the power of the cartels over society.
- (of weather) Unpleasantly cold or damp.
- (of an emotion, personality, etc.) Unmasked, undisguised, strongly expressed
- Candid in a representation of unpleasant facts, conditions, etc.
- (of language) Unrefined, crude, or insensitive, especially with reference to sexual matters
- (obsolete) Not covered; bare; bald.
- (slang) Without a condom.
- (without a condom): Thesaurus:condomless
raw (plural raws)
- (sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
- 1800, Louisiana Sugar Planters' Association, Lousiana Sugar Chemists' Association, American Cane Growers' Association, The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer, Volume 22, page 287,
- With the recent advance in London yellow crystals, however, the disproportion of the relative value of these two kinds has been considerably reduced, and a better demand for crystallized raws should consequently occur.
- 1921, American Chemical Society, The Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 13, Part 1, page 149,
- Early in the year the raws were melted to about 20 Brix in order to facilitate filtration.
- 1939, The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, Volume 148, Part 2, page 2924,
- The world sugar contract closed 1 to 3 points net higher, with sales of only 36 lots. London raws sold at 8s. 4½d., and futures there were unchanged to 3d. higher.
- A galled place; an inveterate sore.
- (by extension, figuratively) A point about which a person is particularly sensitive.
- (anime fandom slang) A recording or rip of a show that has not been fansubbed.
- (manga fandom slang) A scan that has not been cleaned (purged of blemishes arising from the scanning process) and has not been scanlated.
- RWA, Rwa, WAR, WRA, War, War., war, war-
- (Mpakwithi) black
- Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 188
From Old English hrēaw.
- Alternative form of rawe (“raw”)
From Old English rǣw, rāw.
- Alternative form of rewe (“row”)
- Soft mutation of rhaw.
- RAV, a rabbi, esp. one in authority; a teacher or mentor.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)