One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Elevated to a higher position or level; lifted.‘the lord and his family ate on a raised platform at one end of the hall’
- ‘We also found drainage manhole covers raised to drain off the waters.’
- ‘To the right, the drawing room is a spacious area with a raised fireplace with brass inset and white marble hearth.’
- ‘A mound, or motte, was raised up to one hundred feet in height.’
- ‘Sills at nine locks are still to be lowered and seventeen bridges and guard gates must yet be raised to the twenty-foot level.’
- ‘The flooring is Canadian beech and this is teamed with a raised fireplace, ceiling coving and a pale yellow colour scheme.’
- ‘The noses are riveted to a raised area, carefully indented to the front along a vertical midline.’
- ‘This will create age structure in the heather, improve habitat for grouse and allow us to see if there are any drainage channels taking water away from the raised mire.’
- ‘I don't grow in rows, but in raised beds.’
- 1.1 Embossed; in relief.‘the building features raised lettering’embossed, relief, relievo, cameo, die-stamped, thermographed, ribbedView synonyms
- 1.2 (of pastry) standing without support.
2More intense or strong than usual; higher.‘a neighbour heard raised voices from the women's flat’‘as we age we are more likely to have raised blood pressure’
- ‘The temperature was raised using a linear heating rate of 1.0°C / min.’
- ‘The growth chamber temperature was gradually raised from 24 °C to 39 °C over a period of 2 weeks.’
- ‘Archie looked back to the crewmen who were now looking their way, attracted by their raised voices.’
- ‘Yet, voices continue to be raised in opposition.’
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