raze

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French raser.

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raze (third-person singular simple present razes, present participle razing, simple past and past participle razed)

  1. (transitive) To demolish; to level to the ground.
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      Just as significant in the long term, Chelsea were also granted permission this season for their new on-site mega-stadium, a 60,000-seat upgrade that will mean the current Stamford Bridge is razed and replaced by something that looks like a vast alien space yurt made of giant Martian redwood stems.
  2. (transitive) To scrape as if with a razor.
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raze

  1. Obsolete spelling of race (rhizome of ginger).

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raze

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of razen

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain; possibly of South Slavic origin. Compare Slovene raca, Romanian rață.

Noun[edit]

raze f (plural razis)

  1. duck

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Italian razza.

Noun[edit]

raze f (plural razis)

  1. race
  2. breed
  3. strain