What does raisin mean?

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ˈreɪ zɪnraisin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raisinnoun

    dried grape


  1. raisinnoun

    A dried grape.

  2. Etymology: raisin, from racemus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Raisinnoun

    Raisins are the fruit of the vine suffered to remain on the tree till perfectly ripened, and then dried either by the sun or the heat of an oven: grapes of every kind, preserved in this manner, are called raisins, but those dried in the sun are much sweeter and pleasanter than those dried in ovens; they are called jar raisins, from their being imported in earthen jars: the finest are the fruit of the vitis Damascena. John Hill Materia Med.

    Etymology: racemus, Lat. raisin, Fr.

    Dried grapes or raisins, boiled in a convenient proportion of water, make a sweet liquor, which, being betimes distilled, afford an oil and spirit much like the raisins themselves. Boyle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raisinnoun

    a grape, or a bunch of grapes

  2. Raisinnoun

    a grape dried in the sun or by artificial heat

  3. Etymology: [F. raisin grape, raisin, L. racemus cluster of grapes or berries; cf. Gr. "ra`x, "rago`s, berry, grape. Cf. Raceme.]


  1. Raisin

    A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada the word "raisin" is reserved for the dark-coloured dried large grape, with "sultana" being a golden-coloured dried grape, and "currant" being a dried small Black Corinth grape.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raisin

    rā′zn, n. a dried ripe grape.—Raisin wine, wine made from dried grapes. [Fr.,—L. racemus, a bunch of grapes.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raisin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raisin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of raisin in a Sentence

  1. Brian Wong:

    Aging now is thought of as the grape to the raisin. Before, it was thought about as 'let's cut away extra skin,' but now it's volume, so, grape to raisin, you have to plump the raisin.

  2. Jerry Seinfeld:

    FYC event. ( Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jerry Seinfeld KEEPS HOPE ALIVE FOR POSSIBLE SITCOM REVIVAL No, it doesn't interest me. I do a lot of raisin stuff, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP said. I have a lot of raisin material. Because you know you have the Sun-Maid company, and you have the Raisinet people. The ‘ My Next Guest Needs No Introduction ’ host then asked Seinfeld whether he sides with the Sun-Maid people, according to Complex. I just think that it’s interesting that after 80 years, Sun-Maid finally went,' Hey, why do n’t we put some chocolate on it ?' Imagine not thinking of that for 80 years. So that really gets me excited, that people pay me to talk about those kinds of things.

  3. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.

  4. Brian Wong:

    So, grape to raisin, you have to plump the raisin.

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