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Meaning of RAKE

Pronunciation:  reyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
  2. [n]  degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
  3. [n]  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  4. [v]  scrape gently
  5. [v]  gather with a rake; "rake leaves"
  6. [v]  level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
  7. [v]  move through with or as if with a rake; "She raked her fingers through her hair"
  8. [v]  examine hastily
  9. [v]  sweep the length of; "The gunfire raked the coast"

RAKE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: blood, crease, glance over, graze, pitch, profligate, rip, roue, run down, scan, skim, slant
 See Also: brush, collect, croupier's rake, debauchee, displace, enfilade, examine, garden rake, garner, gather, gradient, grate, libertine, move, pull together, rake handle, rake in, rake off, rounder, scrape, see, shave, shovel in, slope, smooth, smoothen, sweep, tool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rake\, n. [AS. race; akin to OD. rake, D. reek, OHG,
    rehho, G. rechen, Icel, reka a shovel, and to Goth. rikan to
    heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr. ? to stretch out, and E.
    rack to stretch. Cf. {Reckon}.]
    1. An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a
       long handle at right angles to it, -- used for collecting
       hay, or other light things which are spread over a large
       surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.
    2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting
       hay or grain; a horserake.
    3. [Perhaps a different word.] (Mining) A fissure or mineral
       vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; --
       called also {rake-vein}.
    {Gill rakes}. (Anat.) See under 1st {Gill}.
  2. \Rake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Raking}.] [AS. racian. See 1st {Rake}.]
    1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up;
       as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
    2. Hence: To collect or draw together with laborious
       industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together;
       as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous
       tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
    3. To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for
       the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or
       for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a
       flower bed.
    4. To search through; to scour; to ransack.
             The statesman rakes the town to find a plot.
    5. To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and
       lightly, as a rake does.
             Like clouds that rake the mountain summits.
    6. (Mil.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length
       of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the
       stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of
       the deck.
    {To rake up}.
       (a) To collect together, as the fire (live coals), and
           cover with ashes.
       (b) To bring up; to search out an bring to notice again;
           as, to rake up old scandals.
  3. \Rake\, v. i.
    1. To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to
       scrape; to search minutely.
             One is for raking in Chaucer for antiquated words.
    2. To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
             Pas could not stay, but over him did rake. --Sir P.
  4. \Rake\, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. raka to reach, and E. reach.]
    To inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction;
    as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.; especially
    (Naut.), the inclination of a mast or tunnel, or, in general,
    of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.
  5. \Rake\, v. i.
    To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes
    {Raking course} (Bricklaying), a course of bricks laid
       diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to
  6. \Rake\, n. [OE. rakel rash; cf. Icel. reikall wandering,
    unsettled, reika to wander.]
    A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to
    lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a rou['e].
          An illiterate and frivolous old rake.    --Macaulay.
  7. \Rake\, v. i.
    1. [Icel. reika. Cf. {Rake} a debauchee.] To walk about; to
       gad or ramble idly. [Prov. Eng.]
    2. [See {Rake} a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a
       dissolute, debauched life. --Shenstone.
    {To rake out} (Falconry), to fly too far and wide from its
       master while hovering above waiting till the game is
       sprung; -- said of the hawk. --Encyc. Brit.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are using a rake means that work will never be accomplished unless you do it yourself. Seeing others raking indicates that you will be happy on the well-being and livelihood of others. Seeing a broken rake in your dream means that some illness or accident will interrupt your plans, resulting in its failure.