American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Rase

RASE, v.t. s as z. [L. rasus, rado.]

1. To pass along the surface of a thing, with striking or rubbing it at the same time; to graze.

Might not the bullet which rased his cheek, have gone into his head? Obs.

2. To erase; to scratch or rub out; or to blot out; to cancel.

[In this sense, erase is generally used.]

3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to rase a city.

[In this sense, raze is generally used. This orthography, rase, may therefore be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase and raze having superseded it.]

RASE, n

1. A cancel; erasure. [Not in use.]

2. A slight wound. [Not in use.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Rase," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKSH8DAEFNKXA9E.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Rase." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKSH8DAEFNKXA9E.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Rase' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKSH8DAEFNKXA9E.