- to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings.
- to shave or scrape off.
Origin of raze
Examples from the Web for razer
I razer zink I am,” returned the philosopher with a faint smile; “mine onkle, I zink, is spraint.Blown to Bits
I'm razer frightened to go to buy them alone; sometimes that old woman does look so cross.Little Miss Peggy
So Procurio laid them out in neat array also a razer and brush for shaving.The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
- to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
- to delete; erase
- archaic to graze
Word Origin and History for razer
1540s, alteration of racen "pull or knock down" (a building or town), from earlier rasen (14c.) "to scratch, slash, scrape, erase," from Old French raser "to scrape, shave" (see rase). Related: Razed; razing.