rake (Meaning)

Wordnet

rake (n)

a dissolute man in fashionable society

degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

Wordnet

rake (v)

move through with or as if with a rake

level or smooth with a rake

sweep the length of

examine hastily

gather with a rake

scrape gently

Webster

rake (n.)

An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, -- used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.

A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.

A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; -- called also rake-vein.

The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.

the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general, of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.

A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roue.

Webster

rake (v. t.)

To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves.

To collect or draw together with laborious industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together; as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.

To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a flower bed.

To search through; to scour; to ransack.

To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does.

To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of the deck.

Webster

rake (v. i.)

To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.

To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.

To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.

To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.

To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.

rake Sentence Examples

  1. The gardener used a rake to gather the fallen leaves.
  2. The heavy rain had created large puddles, which needed to be raked away.
  3. She raked her fingers through her hair, trying to smooth it out.
  4. The rake was a highly effective tool for removing debris from the lawn.
  5. He carefully raked the sand to create a smooth surface for children to play.
  6. The rake's tines were sharp and strong, allowing it to penetrate deep into the grass.
  7. The rake helped to aerate the soil, promoting healthier plant growth.
  8. The rake's wooden handle provided a comfortable grip for the gardener.
  9. She raked the coals in the fireplace to keep the fire burning.
  10. The farmer raked the hay into neat rows to prepare it for storage.

FAQs About the word rake

a dissolute man in fashionable society, degree of deviation from a horizontal plane, a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or

pervert, villain,degenerate, rip,deviate, playboy, debaucher, heel, rakehell, debauchee

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The gardener used a rake to gather the fallen leaves.

The heavy rain had created large puddles, which needed to be raked away.

She raked her fingers through her hair, trying to smooth it out.

The rake was a highly effective tool for removing debris from the lawn.