Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “raw”

raw

adjective
 
 
/rɔː/
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION used to describe materials that are in their natural state and have not yet been changed, prepared, or used to make something else: raw ingredients Cotton mills buy the raw cotton and turn it into finished cloth. Cheese and yogurt producers have to pay high prices for raw milk and other supplies.
used to describe information that has been collected, but has not yet been studied in detail: We were given a large quantity of raw data. As yet we are only able to give you the raw figures before adjustments.
a raw deal bad or unfair treatment: get/be given a raw deal We are getting a raw deal from federal tax and spending policies.
(Definition of raw from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of raw?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “raw”

Definitions of “raw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More