(Rav"is*sant) a. [F.] (Her.) In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.
(Raw) a. [Compar. Rawer (-er); superl. Rawest.] [AS. hreáw; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh,
OHG. ro, Icel. hrar, Dan. raa, Sw. rå, L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. &radic18.
Cf. Crude, Cruel.]
1. 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.
2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as,
raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude.De Quincey.
3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. Specifically: (a) Not distilled; as,
raw water. [Obs.] Bacon. (b) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton. (c) Not mixed or diluted; as,
raw spirits. (d) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow. (e) Not tanned; as, raw hides. (f)
Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
4. Not covered; bare. Specifically: (a) Bald. [Obs.] "With skull all raw." Spenser (b) Deprived of skin; galled; as,
a raw sore. (c) Sore, as if by being galled.
And all his sinews waxen weak and rawSpenser.
Through long imprisonment.
5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind. "A raw and gusty day." Shak.
Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is
the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry. Raw pig, cast
iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.
(Raw), n. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is a raw.De Quincey.
(Raw"bone`) a. Rawboned. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Raw"boned`) a. Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt. Shak.
(Raw"head`) n. A specter mentioned to frighten children; as, rawhead and bloodybones.
(Raw"hide`) n. A cowhide, or coarse riding whip, made of untanned (or raw) hide twisted.
(Raw"ish), a. Somewhat raw. [R.] Marston.
1. In a raw manner; unskillfully; without experience.
2. Without proper preparation or provision. Shak.
(Raw"ness), n. The quality or state of being raw.
(Ray) v. t. [An aphetic form of array; cf. Beray.]
1. To array. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
2. To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile. [Obs.] "The filth that did it ray." Spenser.