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rake


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \Rake\,  v.  i. 
  To  incline  from  a  perpendicular  direction;  as  a  mast  rakes 
  aft. 
 
  {Raking  course}  (Bricklaying),  a  course  of  bricks  laid 
  diagonally  between  the  face  courses  in  a  thick  wall,  to 
  strengthen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  pass  with  violence  or  rapidity;  to  scrape  along 
 
  Pas  could  not  stay,  but  over  him  did  rake.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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. 
  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  scrape  or  scratch  across  to  pass  over  quickly  and 
  lightly,  as  a  rake  does 
 
  Like  clouds  that  rake  the  mountain  summits. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rake  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rake 
  n  1:  a  dissolute  man  in  fashionable  society  [syn:  {profligate},  {rip}, 
  {blood},  {roue}] 
  2:  degree  of  deviation  from  a  horizontal  plane:  "the  roof  had  a 
  steep  pitch"  [syn:  {pitch},  {slant}] 
  3:  a  long-handled  tool  with  a  row  of  teeth  at  its  head;  used  to 
  move  leaves  or  loosen  soil 
  v  1:  move  through  with  or  as  if  with  a  rake;  "She  raked  her 
  fingers  through  her  hair" 
  2:  level  or  smooth  with  a  rake;  "rake  gravel" 
  3:  examine  hastily  [syn:  {scan},  {skim},  {glance  over},  {run 
  down}] 
  4:  gather  with  a  rake;  "rake  leaves" 
  5:  scrape  gently  [syn:  {graze},  {crease}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Rake,  IA  (city,  FIPS  65415) 
  Location:  43.48134  N,  93.92101  W 
  Population  (1990):  238  (135  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50465 




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