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Definition of raised

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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


Definition of raised (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of raise entry 1

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Synonyms & Antonyms for raised

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Kranz lays half-inch irrigation hoses at one end of her raised bed boxes and then strings quarter-inch perforated hoses the length of the box, 6 inches apart. Los Angeles Times, "DIY: Plant a victory garden now and grow your own groceries," 16 Apr. 2020 With panicked shoppers cleaning out stores, even those with no gardening experience are searching for do-it-yourself YouTube videos on how to build a raised bed. Remy Tumin, New York Times, "Coronavirus, New York, Sabrina Ionescu: Your Weekend Briefing," 29 Mar. 2020 Plant tomato transplants in a raised bed in full sun. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: It’s time to get your tomato garden planted in San Antonio," 19 Mar. 2020 Plant your plum tree on a raised bed irrigated with drip irrigation. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Gardening: Growing figs, apples, pears and plums in your San Antonio backyard; what you need to know," 16 Jan. 2020 Mere feet away, on a raised wooden platform, dozens of people jockey for the best vantage point. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, "Alaska is the best place to see wild bears. A new mine could change that.," 14 Jan. 2020 The raised inner eyebrow movement in dogs is driven by a muscle which doesn’t consistently exist in their closest living relative, the wolf. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Researchers say dogs evolved those ‘puppy dog eyes’ — while wolves just kept on staring," 17 June 2019 His 13-year-old daughter, Heydi Gámez García, lies in a raised bed in a Queens, New York, pediatric hospital room. Mark Kauzlarich For Cnn, CNN, "He tried for years to join his 13-year-old daughter in the US. Now they're finally reunited -- at her deathbed," 18 July 2019 The identity of future issuers and how the raised funds are used should be top of investors’ concerns. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "These Chinese Bonds Won’t Hold Their Sparkle Forever," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of raised


circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of raised was circa 1550

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“Raised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raised. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of raised

: higher than the surrounding area or surface

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