Definitions for: Raze


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Raze, n. [See Rack.]
A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as
race, a root.


Raze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also
rase.]
1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.

Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.

2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the
ground; to destroy; to demolish.

The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden.

Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
destroy; ruin. See Demolish.

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

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

See Also: bulldoze, destroy, destruct

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