Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rase

play
verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of rase

rasedrasing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  erase

  3. 2 archaic :  raze 2



Origin of rase

Middle English, from Anglo-French raser, from Vulgar Latin *rasare, frequentative of Latin radere to scrape, shave — more at rodent


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry prompt maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ