More definitions of "raising":
- (noun): The event of something being raised upward.
Example: "A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
Synonyms: elevation, lift
- (noun): Raising someone to be an accepted member of the community.
Synonyms: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, rearing, upbringing
- (adj): Increasing in quantity or value.
Example: "A cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
Famous quotes containing the word raising:
“the old palaces, the wallets of the tourists,
the Common Market or the smart cafés,
the boulevards in the graceful evening,
the cliff-hangers, the scientists,
and the little shops raising their prices
mean nothing to me.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“The guys who fear becoming fathers dont understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)
“Every epoch which seeks renewal first projects its ideal into a human form. In order to comprehend its own essence tangibly, the spirit of the time chooses a human being as its prototype and raising this single individual, often one upon whom it has chanced to come, far beyond his measure, the spirit enthuses itself for its own enthusiasm.”
—Stefan Zweig (18811942)