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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Drake, Francis Drake, Sir Francis Drakenoun

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

  2. drakenoun

    adult male of a wild or domestic duck


  1. Drakenoun

    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. Drakenoun

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

  3. Drakenoun

    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. Drakenoun

    A town in New South Wales, Australia.

  5. Drakenoun

    A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  6. Drakenoun

    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. Drakenoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drakenoun

    Etymology: of uncertain etymology.

    The duck should hide her eggs from the drake, who will suck them if he finds them. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes, made them stagger. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drakenoun

    the male of the duck kind

  2. Drakenoun

    the drake fly

  3. Drakenoun

    a dragon

  4. Drakenoun

    a small piece of artillery

  5. Drakenoun

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

  6. 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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DRAKE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Drake is ranked #549 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Drake surname appeared 61,162 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 21 would have the surname Drake.

    79.5% or 48,654 total occurrences were White.
    14.9% or 9,125 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 1,431 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 1,248 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 379 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 318 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for Drake »

  1. raked

  2. daker

  3. darke

  4. E.D. Ark.

  5. radek

  6. kedar

  7. rad ek

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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. Steve Kerr:

    E40 posted a picture of himself and Drake on Saturday, saying SO IT BEGINS ! Drake had been criticized for some of the things he had been doing while attending the Raptors games against the Bucks in Toronto during the Eastern Conference Finals. The Toronto rapper was even trolled by Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Mallory Edens. Mallory Edens wore a shirt with Drakes rival Pusha T on it during Game 5. But after the Raptors won the matchup, Drake fired back and made Mallory Edens Mallory Edens profile picture on Instagram. Its unclear whether Drake will attend The NBA Finals games in Oakland. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Steve Kerr didnt think having the Scorpion rapper on the sidelines was a big deal. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Im not, Im not worried about Drake. I called him on his cell phone earlier... Mallory Edens just rolled her eyes, No more dad jokes please.

  2. The Queen of Pop:

    The lifelong ambition I still want to fulfill is to go on a dream date with Drake – and only kiss him.

  3. Lisa Rinna:

    I mean, I didn't know Drake followed me, his name is, like, Champagne Papi or something.

  4. Kedon Slovis:

    I think he’s always been super talented, he’s probably a little bit better as time progresses, but I think people are just starting to notice more. Maybe not playing basketball has helped with that. I remember my freshman year, everybody was talking about (Michael Pittman Jr., Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns), but we knew how special Drake was from the beginning.

  5. Orson Bean:

    I like white trash cooking. Cheeseburgers. The greasier the better. Mashed potatoes served in a scoop, a little dent in the top for the gravy. Drake's Devil Dogs for dessert. Pure pleasure; no known nutrient.

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