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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Raise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.]
 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight. Hence, figuratively: --
 (a) To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
    This gentleman came to be raised to great titles.   --Clarendon.
    The plate pieces of eight were raised three pence in the piece.   --Sir W. Temple.
 (b) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
 (c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
 2. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff. Hence: --
 (a) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
    They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.   --Job xiv. 12.
 (b) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
    He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.   --Ps. cvii. 25.
 Aeneas . . . employs his pains,
 In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.   --Dryden.
 (c) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
    Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?   --Acts xxvi. 8.
 3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like. Hence, specifically: --
 (a) To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
    I will raise forts against thee.   --Isa. xxix. 3.
 (b) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like. “To raise up a rent.”
 (c) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.  “He raised sheep.”  “He raised wheat where none grew before.”
 Note:In some parts of the United States, notably in the Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the rearing or bringing up of children.
    I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the North.   --Paulding.
 (d) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
    I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee.   --Deut. xviii. 18.
 God vouchsafes to raise another world
 From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.   --Milton.
 (e) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
    Thou shalt not raise a false report.   --Ex. xxiii. 1.
 (f) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
    Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.   --Dryden.
 (g) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
 4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
    Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.   --Spectator.
 5. Naut. (a) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light. (b) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
 6. Law To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
 To raise a blockade Mil., to remove or break up a blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or dispersing them.
 To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is specified.
 To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be relinquished.
 To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure.
 To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary expedient. [Colloq.]
 To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
 Syn: -- To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause; produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wind n.
 1. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
 Except wind stands as never it stood,
 It is an ill wind that turns none to good.   --Tusser.
    Winds were soft, and woods were green.   --Longfellow.
 2. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
 3. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
 Their instruments were various in their kind,
 Some for the bow, and some for breathing wind.   --Dryden.
 4. Power of respiration; breath.
    If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.   --Shak.
 5. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
 6. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
    A pack of dogfish had him in the wind.   --Swift.
 7. A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.
    Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain.   --Ezek. xxxvii. 9.
 Note:This sense seems to have had its origin in the East. The Hebrews gave to each of the four cardinal points the name of wind.
 8. Far. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
 9. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
 Nor think thou with wind
 Of airy threats to awe.   --Milton.
 10. Zool. The dotterel.  [Prov. Eng.]
 11. Boxing The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark. [Slang or Cant]
 Note:Wind is often used adjectively, or as the first part of compound words.
 All in the wind. Naut. See under All, n.
 Before the wind. Naut. See under Before.
 Between wind and water Naut., in that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the water's surface. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable part or point of anything.
 Cardinal winds. See under Cardinal, a.
 Down the wind. (a) In the direction of, and moving with, the wind; as, birds fly swiftly down the wind. (b) Decaying; declining; in a state of decay.  [Obs.]  “He went down the wind still.” --L'Estrange.
 In the wind's eye Naut., directly toward the point from which the wind blows.
 Three sheets in the wind, unsteady from drink. [Sailors' Slang]
 To be in the wind, to be suggested or expected; to be a matter of suspicion or surmise. [Colloq.]
 To carry the wind Man., to toss the nose as high as the ears, as a horse.
 To raise the wind, to procure money. [Colloq.]
 To take the wind or To have the wind, to gain or have the advantage. --Bacon.
 To take the wind out of one's sails, to cause one to stop, or lose way, as when a vessel intercepts the wind of another; to cause one to lose enthusiasm, or momentum in an activity. [Colloq.]
 To take wind, or To get wind, to be divulged; to become public; as, the story got wind, or took wind.
 Wind band Mus., a band of wind instruments; a military band; the wind instruments of an orchestra.
 Wind chest Mus., a chest or reservoir of wind in an organ.
 Wind dropsy. Med. (a) Tympanites. (b) Emphysema of the subcutaneous areolar tissue.
 Wind egg, an imperfect, unimpregnated, or addled egg.
 Wind furnace. See the Note under Furnace.
 Wind gauge. See under Gauge.
 Wind gun. Same as Air gun.
 Wind hatch Mining, the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the earth.
 Wind instrument Mus., an instrument of music sounded by means of wind, especially by means of the breath, as a flute, a clarinet, etc.
 Wind pump, a pump moved by a windmill.
 Wind rose, a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions.
 Wind sail. (a) Naut. A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air for ventilation into the lower compartments of a vessel. (b) The sail or vane of a windmill.
 Wind shake, a crack or incoherence in timber produced by violent winds while the timber was growing.
 Wind shock, a wind shake.
 Wind side, the side next the wind; the windward side. [R.] --Mrs. Browning.
 Wind rush Zool., the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
 Wind wheel, a motor consisting of a wheel moved by wind.
 Wood wind Mus., the flutes and reed instruments of an orchestra, collectively.