Meaning of RAISING in English


ˈrāziŋ, -zēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of raisen to raise

1. : the act or process of lifting : elevation

attempted idly to guess what that raising of her finger had meant

2. : a party or bee for raising the frame of a building

came the day of the raising … all the men from the village and the near farms gathered to help make a home for the newcomers — Irving Bacheller


a. : the fostering care of parents for children : nurture , upbringing

b. : the breeding and care of animals

turkey raising

cattle raising

c. : the growing of plants : cultivation

wheat raising

4. : the driving of a raise in a mine

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