What does the word raze mean?

Usage examples for raze

  1. You said that you would raze the old house to the ground; that you would root up every tree in the gardens to find your dead friend. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  2. The Spartans were in high anger against Agis for his unsoldier- like conduct in the recent campaign, and when they heard of the capitulation of Orchomenus their resentment rose to such a pitch that it was proposed to inflict on him a heavy fine, and raze his house to the ground. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  3. Vainer still to elevate the fortress: Whatsoe'er at eve had raised the workmen Did the Vila raze ere dawn of morning. – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring