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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crakenoun

    any of several short-billed Old World rails


  1. crakenoun

    Any of several birds, of the family Rallidae, that have short bills.


  1. crake

    The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized, ground-living birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. Numerous island species are known. The most common rail habitats are marshland and dense forest. They are especially fond of dense vegetation.


  1. crake

    A crake is a type of small, short-billed bird that belongs to the Rallidae family. They are typically found in wetlands or marshy areas and are known for their distinctive calls.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crake

    to cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake

  2. Crake

    to boast; to speak loudly and boastfully

  3. Crakenoun

    a boast. See Crack, n

  4. Crakenoun

    any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake

  5. Etymology: [See Crack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crake

    krāk, v.i. to utter a cry like a crow, &c.—n. Crake′-berr′y, the crow-berry.

  2. Crake

    krāk, n. a crow, raven, corncrake: (obs.) a boast. [See Corncrake.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crake

    A ship; a diminutive corrupted from carrack.

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  1. acker

  2. creak

  3. caker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crake in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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