AskDefine | Define raising

Dictionary Definition

raising adj : increasing in quantity or value; "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"


1 the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: elevation, lift]
2 the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child [syn: rearing, nurture]
3 raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing]

User Contributed Dictionary






  1. Elevation.
  2. Nurturing; cultivation.
  3. Recruitment.
  4. Collection or gathering, especially of money.

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