Definition of Rake

1. Noun. A dissolute man in fashionable society.

Exact synonyms: Blood, Profligate, Rakehell, Rip, Roue
Generic synonyms: Debauchee, Libertine, Rounder
Derivative terms: Profligate

2. Verb. Move through with or as if with a rake. "She raked her fingers through her hair"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

3. Noun. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane. "The roof had a steep pitch"
Exact synonyms: Pitch, Slant
Generic synonyms: Gradient, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Loft
Derivative terms: Pitch, Pitch, Slant, Slant, Slant

4. Verb. Level or smooth with a rake. "Rake gravel"
Generic synonyms: Smooth, Smoothen

5. Noun. A long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil.
Specialized synonyms: Croupier's Rake, Garden Rake
Terms within: Rake Handle
Generic synonyms: Tool

6. Verb. Sweep the length of. "The gunfire raked the coast"
Generic synonyms: Sweep
Specialized synonyms: Enfilade

7. Verb. Examine hastily. "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
Exact synonyms: Glance Over, Run Down, Scan, Skim
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Derivative terms: Skim, Skimming

8. Verb. Gather with a rake. "Rake leaves"
Entails: Grate, Scrape
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Also: Rake In, Rake Off

9. Verb. Scrape gently. "Graze the skin"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Graze
Generic synonyms: Brush
Specialized synonyms: Shave
Derivative terms: Graze, Graze, Grazing

Definition of Rake

1. n. 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. v. t. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves.

3. v. i. To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.

4. n. The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.

5. v. i. To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.

6. n. A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roué.

7. v. i. To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.

Definition of Rake

1. Noun. A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil. ¹

2. Noun. (Ireland slang) a lot, plenty. ¹

3. Noun. (geology) the direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured ''within'' the fault plane. ¹

4. Noun. (roofing) the sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter. ¹

5. Noun. (rail transport) a set of coupled rail vehicles, normally coaches or wagons. ¹

6. Noun. (context: cellular automata) A puffer that emits a stream of spaceships rather than a trail of debris. ¹

7. Verb. To use a rake on (leaves, debris, soil, a lawn, etc) in order to loosen, gather together, or remove debris from. ¹

8. Verb. To search thoroughly. ¹

9. Verb. To spray with gunfire. ¹

10. Verb. To claw at; to scratch. ¹

11. Verb. To gather, especially quickly (often as rake in) ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To proceed rapidly; to move swiftly. ¹

13. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To guide; to direct ¹

14. Noun. A man habituated to immoral conduct. ¹

15. Verb. (UK dialect dated) To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. ¹

16. Verb. (UK dialect dated) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. ¹

17. Noun. (context: provincial Northern England) a course; direction; stretch. ¹

18. Noun. (context: provincial Northern England for animals) a range, stray. ¹

19. Verb. (context: provincial Northern England) To run or rove. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rake

1. to gather with a toothed implement [v RAKED, RAKING, RAKES]

Medical Definition of Rake

1. 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. A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; called also rake-vein. Gill rakes. See 1st Gill. Origin: 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. [Icel. Reika. Cf. Rake a debauchee] To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. 2. [See Rake a debauchee] To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. To rake out, to fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung; said of the hawk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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