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Meaning of SCRAPING

Pronunciation:  'skreypeeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
  2. [n]  a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
  3. [n]  a fragment scraped off of something and collected (usually plural); "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"

SCRAPING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: scrape, scrape, scratch, scratching
 See Also: bow, bowing, fragment, noise, obeisance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scrap"ing\, n.
    1. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or
       reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.
    2. Something scraped off; that which is separated from a
       substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping
       of the street.
  2. \Scrap"ing\, a.
    Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or
    that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.
    -- {Scrap"ing*ly}, adv.