1. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
2. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising.
3. The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning. Raising bee, a bee for raising the frame of a building. See Bee. Raising hammer, a hammer with a rounded face, used in raising sheet metal. Raising plate, the plate, or longitudinal timber, on which a roof is raised and rests.