Definitions of raw

  1. informal terms for nakedness; " in the raw"; " in the altogether"; " in his birthday suit"
  2. not processed or subjected to analysis; " raw data"; " the raw cost of production"; " only the crude vital statistics"
  3. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; " naked ambition"; " raw fury"; " you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
  4. lacking training or experience; " the new men were eager to fight"; " raw recruits"; " he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"
  5. not processed or refined; " raw sewage"
  6. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
  7. brutally unfair or harsh; " received raw treatment from his friends"; " a raw deal"
  8. inflamed and painful; " his throat was raw"; " had a sore throat"
  9. having the surface exposed and painful; " a raw wound"
  10. untempered and unrefined; " raw talent"; " raw beauty"
  11. ( used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; " natural yogurt"; " natural produce"; " raw wool"; " raw sugar"; " bales of rude cotton"
  12. used of wood and furniture; " raw wood"
  13. 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.
  14. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  15. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  16. Not distilled; as, raw water
  17. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  18. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  19. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  20. Not tanned; as, raw hides
  21. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  22. Not covered; bare.
  23. Bald.
  24. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  25. Sore, as if by being galled.
  26. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  27. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
  28. Uncooked; without whole skin; as, a raw spot; in the natural state; unprepared; as, raw silk; crude; inexperienced; unpracticed, as, raw judgment; raw troops; cold and damps; as, raw weather.
  29. A sore spot.
  30. Rawly.
  31. Rawness.
  32. Not altered from its natural state: not cooked or dressed: not prepared: not mixed: not covered: sore: unfinished: bleak.
  33. Not cooked; not mixed; crude; sore; chilly.
  34. Chafed; abraded.
  35. Bleak; chilling.
  36. Crude; fresh; inexperienced.
  37. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not covered with skin; sore; unripe; inexperienced; not spun or twisted; not tanned; not diluted; cold and damp.
  38. A sore place.
  39. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not altered from its natural state; not manufactured; bare, as flesh; immature; inexperienced; bleak; chilly; cold, with damp.

Usage examples for raw

  1. He experienced a chill that was not due to the raw west wind. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. It is very raw and wet down here. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. She brought him water and gave him a piece of raw fish. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  4. " You're too polished an article for his hand; he wants his work- stuff raw," Doctor Brainard said again. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  5. " They're raw hands, or- jest mill hands," he muttered. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  6. Those recruits are raw, I can tell you. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  7. " You looked as if something I had said had taken you on the raw. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. I must not talk in this raw air. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  9. He rose up, and his nose caught the scent of the raw wound. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  10. This ought to be a warning to all Young people to take care of Wet feet, and Especially eating Raw oysters, which are certainly Highly dangerous, particularly where there is any Tendency to Gout. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  11. It is also very chilly and raw.... – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  12. It was too new and raw for the younger generation. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. Fish is eaten not only in a raw state, but also frozen so hard that it can be broken in pieces. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  14. This morning a little cold and raw. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  15. I soon cured myself by eating a lot of raw leaves of some bush plant, also a great quantity of native arrow- root. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  16. This was touching them on the raw, for the brown man's weapons are his dearest possessions. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  17. Lord Ormont continued to be a subject of discussion from time to time, for he was a name in the newspapers; and Mr. Shalders had been worked by Matey Weyburn into a state of raw antagonism at the mention of the gallant General; he could not avoid sitting in judgement on him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. Shape into small flat cakes, using a raw egg to bind if necessary. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  19. Perhaps the man she was to marry gave her little to hope for- probably it was some raw boy- and- girl affair such as we have in America.... – The Master of the Inn by Robert Herrick