What is raise?

  • (verb): In bridge: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on raise, raises:

Raise (mining)
... In underground mining a raise refers to a vertical or inclined excavation that leads from one level, or drift, to another ... A raise may also extend to surface ... There are four excavation methods for raises Conventional or open raise Long-hole or drop raise Alimak Raise boring Raises serve a number or purposes including Transportation of ore and waste rock Ventilation ...
Leg Curl
... be used to strengthen the hamstrings are the Glute-Ham Raise and the Deadlift ... Lunge (c) · Leg extension (i) Hamstrings (back of legs) Deadlift (c) · Leg curl (i) Calves Calf raise (i) Pectorals (chest) Bench press (c) · Chest fly (i ...
Lewis Charlton (slave) - School Teacher
... Because he lacked the funds to build a school he travelled to Baltimore to raise money ... In Baltimore he had a cold reception, so in 1866 he traveled to Boston to raise funds ... When Charlton's funds were depleted he attempted to raise more but he was unsuccessful ...
Leg Raise - Force - Joints
... Extending the knee joint (often called a straight leg raise]) increases the demands of leverage on both hip and spine flexors ... The generic term "leg raise" usually indicates a bended knee, though the term "knee raise" is used to distinguish it from the category which includes both variations ...
Shaft Construction - Raise Driving Techniques - Raising By Application of Raise Borers
... This technique can be used to drive a raise between 2 levels in the ground ... Using this technique, Raises have been drilled successfully even in poor ground where the soil condition is not very good ... bit is put on at the bottom of the drill rod and then it reams up the raise ...

More definitions of "raise":

  • (verb): Invigorate or heighten.
    Synonyms: lift
  • (verb): Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques.
    Example: "We raise hogs here"
    Synonyms: grow, farm, produce
  • (verb): Cause to be heard or known; express or utter.
    Example: "Raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
  • (verb): Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth.
    Example: "Raise your 'o'"
  • (verb): Establish radio communications with.
    Example: "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
  • (noun): Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker).
    Example: "I'll see your raise and double it"
  • (verb): Put forward for consideration or discussion.
    Example: "Raise the question of promotions"
    Synonyms: bring up
  • (verb): Cause to puff up with a leaven.
    Synonyms: leaven, prove
  • (verb): Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise.
    Example: "Raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain"
  • (verb): Cause to become alive again.
    Example: "Raise from the dead"
    Synonyms: resurrect, upraise
  • (noun): The act of raising something.
    Synonyms: lift, heave
  • (verb): Bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project.
    Example: "Raised edges"
  • (verb): Raise the level or amount of something.
    Example: "Raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
  • (verb): Activate or stir up.
    Example: "Raise a mutiny"
  • (verb): Put an end to.
    Example: "Raise a siege"
    Synonyms: lift
  • (verb): Multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3.
  • (verb): Move upwards.
    Synonyms: lift
  • (verb): Bet more than the previous player.
  • (verb): Collect funds for a specific purpose.
    Example: "The President raised several million dollars for his college"
  • (verb): Cause to assemble or enlist in the military.
    Example: "Raise an army"
    Synonyms: recruit, levy
  • (verb): Raise in rank or condition.
    Synonyms: lift, elevate

Famous quotes containing the word raise:

    You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.
    Bill Cosby (20th century)

    Though taste, though genius bless
    To some divine excess,
    Faint’s the cold work till thou inspire the whole;
    What each, what all supply,
    May court, may charm our eye,
    Thou, only thou, canst raise the meeting soul!
    William Collins (1721–1759)

    The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one’s children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)