raised

1 of 2

adjective

1
a
: having a pattern or design projecting from a background : done in relief
raised metalwork
b
: having a nap
a raised fabric
2
: leavened with yeast rather than with baking powder or baking soda
raised doughnuts

raised

2 of 2

past tense and past participle of raise entry 1

Examples of raised in a Sentence

Adjective a plaque with raised lettering due to raised levels of mercury in the water, there is a warning against eating the local shrimp
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
The rash may begin as small, flat, round discolorations that become raised and fluid-filled (clear or pus) before scabbing. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of raised was circa 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Raised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raised. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

raised

adjective
1
: done in relief
raised needlework
2
: having a nap
raised fabric

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