AskDefine | Define raze

Dictionary Definition

raze v : tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled" [syn: level, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down] [ant: raise]

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English

Etymology

From raser.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To demolish; to level to the ground.
    ''The work 'laconic' derives from Lakon ("person from Lakonia") the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famous for their brevity of speech. When Philip of Macedon threatened them with, "If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the ground," the Spartans' reply was, "If."''
  2. To scrape as if with a razor.

Translations

to scrape as if with a razor

Noun

raze g Friulian

Extensive Definition

Raze may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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