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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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  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. Heidi Klum:

    Someone who I know knows [ Drake ] and I guess he asked to have my number, and then he texted me, i was like,' Oh, my gosh. This is so weird !' But I never texted him back, because I found the love of my life.

  3. Kendrick Perkins:

    What happened was I was talking to my old teammate, Serge, walking into halftime telling him ‘We about to win this game,’ and Drake butted in talking s--- to me. So I said something back to him.

  4. Celine Dion:

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

  5. Stephen King:

    I’m moving to Canada, me and Drake are going to be neighbors.

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