What does RAW mean?

Definitions for RAW

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RAW.

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


  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

  16. Origin: [AS. hrew; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r, Icel. hrr, Dan. raa, Sw. r, L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. 18. Cf. Crude, Cruel.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raw

    raw, adj. not altered from its natural state: not cooked or dressed: unbaked: not prepared or manufactured: not mixed: having the skin abraded: sore, as from abrasion of the skin: unfinished: immature: inexperienced: chilly and damp.—n. a galled place: an inveterate sore: hence (fig.) a point on which one is particularly sensitive.—adjs. Raw′bone (Spens.), Raw′boned, with little flesh on the bones: gaunt; Raw′-cold (Shak.), damp and cold.—ns. Raw′head, a spectre mentioned to frighten children; Raw′hide, an untanned skin: a whip made of twisted, untanned leather.—adj. Raw′ish, rather raw.—adv. Raw′ly.—ns. Raw′ness; Raw′-port, a porthole through which an oar can be worked in a small vessel. [A.S. hreáw; Dut. raauw, Ice. hrár, Ger. roh.]

Editors Contribution

  1. raw

    Used to describe a food, material or substance in its natural state.

    They loved to eat raw carrots. Raw materials are sold as commodities in the commodity market.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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 for RAW »

  1. war

  2. Rwa, RWA

  3. Rwa


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jimmy Trips:

    Ten inches of raw uncut power.

  2. Gennaro Salamone:

    Photography is a dish best served raw.

  3. Fred Larmore:

    General Boykin got an extremely raw deal.

  4. Tom Earley:

    Their access to (Mexican raw sugar) could disappear.

  5. Roger Glasgow:

    Time has worn off some of the raw edges, but this sort of reopens the wound.

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