Definitions for: Rase

[v] tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rasing.] [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.]
1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.]

Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and
might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone
into his head? --South.

Sometimes his feet rased the surface of water, and
at others the skylight almost flattened his nose.

2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]

Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and
branch, out of our mind. --Fuller.

3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to
raze. [In this sense rase is generally used.]

Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They
would not turn home. --Chapman.

Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete;
graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.

Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from
the seams of a vessel.

Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level;
prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.

Rase, v. i.
To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.

Rase, n.
1. A scratching out, or erasure. [Obs.]

2. A slight wound; a scratch. [Obs.] --Hooker.

3. (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.

Synonyms: dismantle, level, pull down, raze, take down, tear down

Antonyms: erect, put up, raise, rear, set up

See Also: bulldoze, destroy, destruct

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