verb (used with object), rased, rasing.
verb (used with object), razed, razing.
to tear down; demolish; level to the ground:
to raze a row of old buildings.
to shave or scrape off.
a variant spelling of raze
to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
to delete; erase
(archaic) to graze
late 14c., “remove by scraping, rub, scrape out, erase,” from Old French raser “to scrape, shave,” from Medieval Latin rasare, frequentative of Latin radere (past participle rasus) “to scrape, shave,” perhaps from PIE *razd- (cf. Latin rastrum “rake”), possible extended form of root *red- “to scrape, scratch, gnaw” (see rodent). Related: Rased; rasing.
1540s, alteration of racen “pull or knock down” (a building or town), from earlier rasen (14c.) “to scratch, slash, scrape, erase,” from Old French raser “to scrape, shave” (see rase). Related: Razed; razing.
[rahs duh-shahn] /ˈrɑs dəˈʃɑn/ noun 1. the highest mountain in Ethiopia, in the N part. 15,158 feet (4623 meters).
noun 1. a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication. 2. a basic amount or number used to compute charges to a customer, as the number of monthly phone calls. 3. the valuation of property upon which tax rates are based.
noun the setting of an upper limit for rates charged, esp. the interest rate on an adjustable rate loan
/ˈreɪtˌkæp/ verb (transitive) -caps, -capping, -capped 1. (formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy