(Ray"less) a. Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless eyes.
(Ray"on) n. [F.] Ray; beam. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ray"on*nant) a. [F.] (Her.) Darting forth rays, as the sun when it shines out.
(Raze) n. [See Race.] A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as
race, a root.
(Raze), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (razd); p. pr. & vb. n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.]
[Written also rase.]
1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
Razing the characters of your renown.Shak.
2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy.Dryden.
Syn. To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; ruin. See Demolish.
(Razed) a. Slashed or striped in patterns. [Obs.] "Two Provincial roses on my razed shoes."
(Ra*zee") n. [F. vaisseau rasé, fr. raser to raze, to cut down ships. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v.
t.] (Naut.) An armed ship having her upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate,
as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate. Totten.
(Ra*zee"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razeed (ra*zed"); p. pr. & vb. n. Razeeing.] To cut down to
a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by
cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to razee a book, or an article.
(Ra"zor) n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t.,
Rase, v. t.]
1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head. "Take thee
a barber's razor." Ezek. v. 1.
2. (Zoöl.) A tusk of a wild boar.
Razor fish. (Zoöl.) (a) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphæna novacula), prized for the table. (b) The
razor shell. Razor grass (Bot.), a West Indian plant the triangular stem and the leaves of which
are edged with minute sharp teeth. Razor grinder (Zoöl.), the European goat-sucker. Razor
shell (Zoöl.), any marine bivalve shell belonging to Solen and allied genera, especially Solen, or Ensatella,
ensis, &and Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle