raw - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “raw”

See all translations

raw

adjective  us   //

raw adjective (NOT COOKED)

raw adjective (NOT PROCESSED)

[not gradable] not processed or treated; in its natural condition: raw milk raw silk Raw sewage ran in ditches along the streets of the village. [not gradable] If people or their qualities are raw, they have not been developed or trained: Even when she first started skating, you could see the determination and the raw talent. Alex was just a raw recruit when he was handed this job.

raw adjective (SORE)

sore because the skin has been rubbed or damaged

raw adjective (COLD)

[not gradable] (of weather) cold and wet: It was a raw, wintry day with a cold wind.
Idioms
(Definition of raw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of raw?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “raw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More