Meaning of RAW in English
adj. & n.
1. (of food) uncooked.
2 in the natural state; not processed or manufactured (raw sewage).
3 (of alcoholic spirit) undiluted.
4 (of statistics etc.) not analysed or processed.
5 (of a person) inexperienced, untrained; new to an activity (raw recruits).
6 a stripped of skin; having the flesh exposed. b sensitive to the touch from having the flesh exposed.
7 (of the atmosphere, day, etc.) chilly and damp.
8 crude in artistic quality; lacking finish.
9 (of the edge of cloth) without hem or selvage.
10 (of silk) as reeled from cocoons.
11 (of grain) unmalted.
--n. a raw place on a person's or horse's body.
Phrases and idioms:
come the raw prawn Austral. sl. attempt to deceive. in the raw
1. in its natural state without mitigation (life in the raw).
2 naked. raw-boned gaunt and bony. raw deal harsh or unfair treatment. raw material that from which the process of manufacture makes products. raw sienna a brownish-yellow ferruginous earth used as a pigment. raw umber umber in its natural state, dark yellow in colour. touch on the raw upset (a person) on a sensitive matter.
rawish adj. rawly adv. rawness n.
Etymology: OE hreaw f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012