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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rakereɪk(n.; v.)raked, rak•ing.

  1. (n.)an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, etc., or for smoothing the surface of the ground.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. any of various implements of similar form and use.

  3. (v.t.)to gather, draw, or remove with a rake.

    Category: Agriculture, Common Vocabulary

  4. to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake.

  5. to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like.

  6. to gather or collect in abundance (usu. fol. by in):

    to rake in money.

  7. to bring to light, usu. for discreditable reasons (usu. fol. by up):

    to rake up a scandal.

  8. to search thoroughly through.

  9. to scrape; scratch.

  10. to fire guns along the length of (a body of troops, ship, etc.).

  11. to sweep with the eyes.

  12. (v.i.)to use a rake.

    Category: Agriculture

  13. to search, as if with a rake.

  14. to scrape or scratch.

Origin of rake:

bef. 900; (n.) ME rak(e), OE raca (masc.), racu (fem.); c. G Rechen; (v.) ME raken, partly der. of the n., partly < ON raka to scrape, rake



  1. a dissolute or profligate and usu. licentious man; roué; libertine.

Origin of rake:

1645–55; see rakehell

rakereɪk(v.; n.)raked, rak•ing

  1. (v.i.)to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. (n.)inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. the angle measured between the tip edge of an aircraft or missile wing or other lifting surface and the plane of symmetry.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of rake:

1620–30; orig. uncert.


  1. raker(Noun)

    A person who uses a rake.

  2. raker(Noun)

    A machine for raking grain or hay.

  3. raker(Noun)

    A gun so placed as to rake an enemy's ship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raker(noun)

    one who, or that which, rakes

  2. Raker(noun)

    a person who uses a rake

  3. Raker(noun)

    a machine for raking grain or hay by horse or other power

  4. Raker(noun)

    a gun so placed as to rake an enemy's ship

  5. Raker(noun)

    see Gill rakers, under 1st Gill


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