Definitions for RAW

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raw*(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)uncooked:

    a raw carrot.

  2. not processed, finished, or refined:

    raw cotton.

  3. not pasteurized:

    raw milk.

    Category: Cooking

  4. unnaturally or painfully exposed:

    raw flesh.

  5. indelicate; crude :

    raw jokes.

  6. inexperienced; untrained:

    a raw recruit.

  7. frank; unvarnished:

    a raw portrayal of human passions.

  8. brutally harsh or unfair:

    a raw deal.

  9. damp and chilly:

    a raw day.

  10. (of whiskey, rum, etc.) unaged or of undiluted strength.

  11. unprocessed; not yet evaluated:

    raw data.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. (n.)a raw condition or substance.

Idioms for raw:

  1. in the raw, in the natural, uncultivated state: nude; naked.

    nature in the raw.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: raw , crude , rude refer to something not in a finished or highly refined state. raw applies particularly to material not yet changed by a process, by manufacture, or by preparation for consumption: raw leather.crude refers to that which still needs refining: crude petroleum.rude refers to what is still in a condition of rough simplicity or in a roughly made form: rude farm implements.

Origin of raw:

bef. 1000; OE hrēaw, hrǣw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. raw, altogether, birthday suit(adj)

    informal terms for nakedness

    "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"

  2. natural, raw(a), rude(a)(adj)

    (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

    "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"

  3. raw(adj)

    having the surface exposed and painful

    "a raw wound"

  4. raw(adj)

    not treated with heat to prepare it for eating

  5. raw(adj)

    not processed or refined

    "raw sewage"

  6. naked, raw(adj)

    devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

    "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

  7. raw(adj)

    brutally unfair or harsh

    "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"

  8. crude, raw(adj)

    not processed or subjected to analysis

    "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"

  9. raw(adj)

    untempered and unrefined

    "raw talent"; "raw beauty"

  10. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)


    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  11. bleak, cutting, raw(adj)

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

  12. raw(a), unsanded(adj)

    used of wood and furniture

    "raw wood"

  13. raw, new(adj)

    lacking training or experience

    "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"

  14. bare-assed, bare-ass, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, raw, peeled, naked as a jaybird, stark naked(adj)

    (used informally) completely unclothed

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. raw(adjective)ɔ

    (of food) not cooked

    raw meat/fish/vegetables; The steak was practically raw.

  2. rawɔ

    (of information) not having been organized or calculated

    the raw data from the study

  3. rawɔ

    (of a substance) in a natural state; = unprocessed

    raw sugar/milk/cotton

  4. rawɔ

    (of a quality) powerful and uncontrolled or untrained

    the raw power of her voice; the raw emotions portrayed in the film

  5. rawɔ

    (of skin or a body part) red and painful

    Their faces looked raw from the cold.

  6. rawɔ

    not having any experience

    raw army recruits

  7. rawɔ

    (of weather) very cold and damp

    a raw winter's day


  1. raw(Noun)

    An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.

  2. raw(Adjective)

    Of food: not cooked.

  3. raw(Adjective)

    Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed.

  4. raw(Adjective)

    Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated.

    a raw wound

  5. raw(Adjective)

    New or inexperienced.

    a raw beginner

  6. raw(Adjective)

    Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated.

    a raw voice

  7. raw(Adjective)

    Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis.

  8. raw(Adjective)

    Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold

  9. raw(Adjective)

    without a condom

    We did it raw.

  10. Origin: From raw, rau, from hreaw, from hrawaz, from krewa-. Cognate with Scots raw, Dutch rauw, German roh, Swedish rå, hrár, crudus, cró, Albanian rroj, kraujas, Russian кровь. Related also to hreow, hreoh. More at ree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raw

    not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat

  2. Raw

    hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit

  3. Raw

    not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought

  4. Raw

    not distilled; as, raw water

  5. Raw

    not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton

  6. Raw

    not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits

  7. Raw

    not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow

  8. Raw

    not tanned; as, raw hides

  9. Raw

    not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth

  10. Raw

    not covered; bare

  11. Raw


  12. Raw

    deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore

  13. Raw

    sore, as if by being galled

  14. Raw

    disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind

  15. Raw(noun)

    a raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw


  1. Raw

    Raw was a comics anthology edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly and published by Mouly from 1980 to 1991. It was a flagship publication of the 1980s alternative comics movement, serving as a more intellectual counterpoint to Robert Crumb's visceral Weirdo, which followed squarely in the underground tradition of Zap and Arcade. Along with the more genre-oriented Heavy Metal it was also one of the main venues for European comics in the United States in its day.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3871

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4369

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Adjectives Frequency: #511

Anagrams of RAW

  1. war

  2. Rwa, RWA

  3. Rwa

Translations for RAW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not cooked

raw onions/meat.

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