raw, altogether, birthday suit(adj)
informal terms for nakedness
"in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
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"
having the surface exposed and painful
"a raw wound"
not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
not processed or refined
devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure
"naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
brutally unfair or harsh
"received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"
not processed or subjected to analysis
"raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
untempered and unrefined
"raw talent"; "raw beauty"
sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)
"the tender spot on his jaw"
bleak, cutting, raw(adj)
unpleasantly cold and damp
"bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
used of wood and furniture
lacking training or experience
"the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"
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
An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
Of food: not cooked.
Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed.
Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated.
a raw wound
New or inexperienced.
a raw beginner
Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated.
a raw voice
Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis.
Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold
without a condom
We did it raw.
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.
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
hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit
not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought
not distilled; as, raw water
not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
not tanned; as, raw hides
not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth
not covered; bare
deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore
sore, as if by being galled
disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind
a raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw
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.]
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
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.]
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3871
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4369
Rank popularity for the word 'RAW' in Adjectives Frequency: #511
The numerical value of RAW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of RAW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ten inches of raw uncut power.
Photography is a dish best served raw.
General Boykin got an extremely raw deal.
Their access to (Mexican raw sugar) could disappear.
Time has worn off some of the raw edges, but this sort of reopens the wound.
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Translations for RAW
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- cruCatalan, Valencian
- surový, syrovýCzech
- ακατέργαστος, γδαρμένος, ωμός, ανεπεξέργαστος, πρωτόπειρος, αμαγείρευτος, ανεκπαίδευτος, άψητοςGreek
- crudo, brutoSpanish
- raaka, paljas, kokematon, vihreä, käsittelemätön, karkeaFinnish
- brut, nu, cruFrench
- נא, חיHebrew
- nyers, érzékeny, gyakorlatlan, tapasztalatlanHungarian
- հում, չմշակվածArmenian
- hrár, óunninnIcelandic
- grezzo, naturale, non raffinatato, bruto, crudo, vergineItalian
- خاو, xaw, xavKurdish
- réiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rauwe, ruw, rauw, prille, pril, ruweDutch
- tʼáá tʼéehgoNavajo, Navaho
- اومPashto, Pushto
- crua, bruto, cru, xucro, inexperientePortuguese
- criu, criv, criev, crüjRomansh
- сырой, неопытный, необработанныйRussian
- cru, cruo, crudu, cruuSardinian
- పచ్చి, ముడిTelugu
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