rake

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1rake

noun \ˈrāk\

Definition of RAKE

1
a :  an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (as leaves) or for loosening or smoothing the surface of the ground
b :  a machine for gathering hay
2
:  an implement like a rake

Origin of RAKE

Middle English, from Old English racu; akin to Old High German rehho rake
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2rake

verb
rakedrak·ing

Definition of RAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake <rake leaves into a pile>
2
:  to gain rapidly or in abundance —usually used with in <rake in a fortune>
3
a :  to touch in passing over lightly
b :  scratch, scrape
4
:  to censure severely
5
:  to search through :  ransack
6
:  to sweep the length of especially with gunfire :  enfilade
7
:  to glance over rapidly
rak·er noun

First Known Use of RAKE

13th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

3rake

noun

Definition of RAKE

1
:  inclination from the perpendicular; especially :  the overhang of a ship's bow or stern
2
:  inclination from the horizontal :  slope
3
:  the angle between the top cutting surface of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work

Origin of RAKE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1626

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

4rake

verb
rakedrak·ing

Definition of RAKE

intransitive verb
:  to incline from the perpendicular

First Known Use of RAKE

1691

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

5rake

noun

Definition of RAKE

:  a dissolute person :  libertine

Origin of RAKE

short for rakehell
First Known Use: 1653

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