Etymology
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raising (n.)

mid-14c., "an act of elevating," verbal noun from raise (v.). Specifically in American English, "the erecting of a building," by 1650s.

RAISING. In New England and the Northern States, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building. [Webster, 1830]

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Definitions of raising
1
raising (n.)
the event of something being raised upward;
a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
Synonyms: elevation / lift
raising (n.)
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child;
Synonyms: rearing / nurture
raising (n.)
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community;
Synonyms: breeding / bringing up / fostering / fosterage / nurture / rearing / upbringing
2
raising (adj.)
increasing in quantity or value;
a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate
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