Definition of In the raw

1. Adjective. (used informally) completely unclothed.




Definition of In the raw

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) In the natural state; in real life. ¹

2. Adjective. (idiomatic euphemistic) Naked. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In The Raw

in the mind
in the money
in the name of
in the nick of time
in the north
in the nuddy
in the nude
in the offing
in the open
in the past
in the pink
in the placenta
in the post
in the public eye(p)
in the raw (current term)
in the red
in the right
in the right place at the right time
in the round
in the running
in the same boat
in the same breath
in the same vein
in the short run
in the soup
in the south
in the sticks
in the swim

Literary usage of In the raw

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1. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"A Study in the Raw Material of the Romantic Drama. THE starting-point in the treatment of any work of literature is its position in literary history: the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Most thorough and exhaustive investigations have been made in both London and Paris to ascertain the quality and the bacteria in the raw waters, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In specific gravity it ranges between 0-9112 and 0'9117 in the raw state, and from 0-9127 to 0'9136 when refined; the solidifying point is from - 2" to ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"... will be assumed that there are 10 000 per cubic centimeter in the raw water. The result is a filtrate with a fairly low and constant number of bacteria. ..."

5. The Mining Magazine (1857)
"We do not see the justice of pronouncing this coal as unfit for use in the raw state; yet it is so considered, and coking is universally practised. ..."

6. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"It is the usual practice to grind the clinker by the same type of grinding machinery used in the raw-material mill, the grinding and pulverizing being ..."

7. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Tulle and crepe had been the only products woven in the raw. During the 30 years though, from 1870 to 1900, every kind of plain and figured weave was tried ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Cotton ts bleached in the raw state, as yarn and in the piece. in the raw state, and as yarn, the only impurities present are those which are naturally ..."

9. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"A Study in the Raw Material of the Romantic Drama. THE starting-point in the treatment of any work of literature is its position in literary history: the ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Most thorough and exhaustive investigations have been made in both London and Paris to ascertain the quality and the bacteria in the raw waters, ..."

11. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In specific gravity it ranges between 0-9112 and 0'9117 in the raw state, and from 0-9127 to 0'9136 when refined; the solidifying point is from - 2" to ..."

12. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"... will be assumed that there are 10 000 per cubic centimeter in the raw water. The result is a filtrate with a fairly low and constant number of bacteria. ..."

13. The Mining Magazine (1857)
"We do not see the justice of pronouncing this coal as unfit for use in the raw state; yet it is so considered, and coking is universally practised. ..."

14. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"It is the usual practice to grind the clinker by the same type of grinding machinery used in the raw-material mill, the grinding and pulverizing being ..."

15. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Tulle and crepe had been the only products woven in the raw. During the 30 years though, from 1870 to 1900, every kind of plain and figured weave was tried ..."

16. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Cotton ts bleached in the raw state, as yarn and in the piece. in the raw state, and as yarn, the only impurities present are those which are naturally ..."

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