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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Drake, Francis Drake, Sir Francis Drake(noun)

    English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)

  2. drake(noun)

    adult male of a wild or domestic duck


  1. Drake(ProperNoun)

    An English surname, originally a byname from Old English draca or Old Norse draki, both meaning "dragon". Francis Drake, English sea captain, pirate, and explorer of the Elizabethan era.

  2. Drake(ProperNoun)

    An Irish surname, anglicized from Drach, itself a Hiberno-Norman name English Drake.

  3. Drake(ProperNoun)

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

    Drake was not at all what I'd anticipated. His macho soap opera name had put me in mind of aristocrats or oversexed mallards.

  4. Drake(ProperNoun)

    A town in New South Wales, Australia.

  5. Drake(ProperNoun)

    A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  6. Drake(ProperNoun)

    A ward of Plymouth, Devon, England; named for aqueduct Drake's Leat, itself for Francis Drake, Mayor of Plymouth at the time of its construction.

  7. Drake(ProperNoun)

    A locale in the United States. A city in North Dakota; named for early settler Herman Drake. An unincorporated community in Arizona. An unincorporated community in Colorado. An unincorporated community in Illinois. An unincorporated community in Kentucky. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for Missouri statesman Charles D. Drake. An unincorporated community in South Carolina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drake(noun)

    the male of the duck kind

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.]

  2. Drake(noun)

    the drake fly

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.]

  3. Drake(noun)

    a dragon

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.]

  4. Drake(noun)

    a small piece of artillery

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.]

  5. Drake(noun)

    wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.]


  1. Drake

    Drake is a rural Saskatchewan village that lies just west of highway 20, approximately 11 KM south of its intersection with the Yellowhead Highway. It has a population of about 247 people. Drake is mostly a farming community, supported by the crops and livestock of the surrounding farms. However, several successful large-scale businesses, Drake Meat Processors and Bergen Industries, were founded in and operate from the village, keeping it from becoming a loose connection of farms. The local school, Drake Elementary School, is used by elementary-aged students from Drake. After Grade 8, students go to the nearby Lanigan Central High School to complete their secondary education. Despite decreasing enrollment, DES finds strong support in the community; however, recent changes to the school division structuring across Saskatchewan have left its long-term future in doubt. Drake is home to the 2010 Senior Saskatchewan Hockey Association Provincial C and Long Lake Hockey League champions, the Drake Canucks. Home of former NHLer Robin Bartel, misspelling found on hockeydb.com and wikipedia.org as "Robin Bartell".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drake

    drāk, n. the male of the duck.—n. Drake′stone, a flat stone thrown along the surface of water so as to graze it and then rebound. [Ety. dub.; cf. prov. Ger. draak; O. High Ger. antrahho, Ger. enterich, the first element usually explained as eend, end, anut, 'duck.']

  2. Drake

    drāk, n. a dragon: a fiery meteor: a beaked galley, or Viking ship of war: an angler's name for species of Ephemera. [A.S. draca, dragon—L. draco.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. drake

    An early piece of brass ordnance.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. drake

    A small piece of artillery, no longer used.

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  1. E.D. Ark.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Drake in a Sentence

  1. Joanna Gaines:

    ’Chip, did you take Drake to the grocery store without any clothes on?’ Chip gave me a real funny look. He said, ‘What?’ I gave him a funny look back. ‘Oh my gosh,’ he said. ‘I totally forgot Drake was here. He was so quiet.’.

  2. Josh Peck:

    I wouldn't call it a reboot, i think it's just an opportunity for Drake Parker and I to be working together again.

  3. Joanna Gaines:

    Several days later, I decided to go on a good long jog, trusting that Chip would not leave Drake again, as I was on my way back, I saw Chip coming down the road. He rolled up to me with his window down and said, ‘Baby, you’re doing so good. I’m heading to work now. I’ve got to go.’ I looked in the back, thinking, Of course he’s got Drake. But I didn’t see a car seat.

  4. Dennis Graham:

    I said,' Drake, why are you saying all of this different stuff about me, man ? This is not cool,' and he goes' Dad, it sells records.'.

  5. Celine Dion:

    Please, Drake, I love you very much, can I tell you something ? Don't do that.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. reciprocal
    • B. contempt
    • C. conveyance
    • D. concoction

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