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Definitions of rake

  1.   a dissolute man in fashionable society
  2.   degree of deviation from a horizontal plane the roof had a steep pitch
  3.   sweep the length of The gunfire raked the coast
  4.   a long handled tool with a row of teeth at its head used to move leaves or loosen soil
  5.   gather with a rake rake leaves
  6.   level or smooth with a rake rake gravel
  7.   move through with or as if with a rake She raked her fingers through her hair
  8.   scrape gently graze the skin
  9.   examine hastily She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
  10.   The act of grazing the cropping of grass
  11.   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
  12.   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
  13.   To search through to scour to ransack
  14.   To scrape or scratch across to pass over quickly and lightly as a rake does
  15.   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
  16.   To use a rake as for searching or for collecting to scrape to search minutely
  17.   To pass with violence or rapidity to scrape along
  18.   The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction as the rake of a roof a staircase etc
  19.   the inclination of a mast or funnel or in general of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel
  20.   To incline from a perpendicular direction as a mast rakes aft
  21.   A loose disorderly vicious man a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices a debauchee a roue
  22.   To walk about to gad or ramble idly
  23.   To act the rake to lead a dissolute debauched life
  24.   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
  25.   A toothed machine drawn by a horse used for collecting hay or grain a horserake
  26.   A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically or nearly so called also rake vein
  27.   To collect with a rake as to rake hay often with up as he raked up the fallen leaves
  28.   An implement with teeth or tines for gathering together loose matter or for making soil loose and smooth an immoral man slant or slope
  29.   To gather smooth or loosen with a rake as to rake up leaves rake a flower bed to collect to gather together by diligent effort as to rake up evidence to search through carefully ransack as they raked the records for proof to fire upon especially along the length of as to rake the deck of a ship
  30.   To work with a rake as he raked in the garden to make a close search to slant or slope
  31.   Raker
  32.   An instrument with teeth or pins for smoothing earth etc
  33.   To scrape with something toothed to draw together to gather with difficulty to level with a rake to search diligently over to pass over violently naut to fire into as a ship lengthwise
  34.   To scrape as with a rake to search minutely to pass with violence
  35.   A rascal
  36.   The projection of the stem and stern of a ship beyond the extremities of the keel the inclination of a mast from the perpendicular
  37.   To fly wide of the quarry said of a hawk
  38.   To scrape with something toothed search in or over sweep with guns
  39.   To use a rake search
  40.   Toothed farming tool a libertine
  41.   To scrape together
  42.   To stir with a rake use a rake make a search ran sack
  43.   To fire along the length of as of a vessel or a line of soldiers
  44.   A toothed implement for drawing together loose material or smoothing a surface
  45.   To lean as a mast inclinc
  46.   Inclination from the perpendicular
  47.   A dissolute lewd man
  48.   An implement with teeth and a long handle used for collecting light things and for smoothing the soil
  49.   A loose dissolute man
  50.   The projection of the upper parts of a ship at the stern and stem beyond the keel the inclination generally aft of a mast from the perpendicular
  51.   To scrape with a rake to gather with a rake to clear or smooth with a rake to collect to search to enfilade to fire in the direction of the length
  52.   To scrape to search minutely and meanly To rake up to cover the fire with ashes to bring up
  53.   To lead a dissolute debauched life
  54.   To incline from a perpendicular direction
  55.   A toothed instrument like a large comb crossed on a long handle used for dressing the soil in gardens and for drawing together light bodies among seamen a term for slope as a mast c the inclination of a mast of a ship from the perpendicular to the keel in mining a rent or fissure in strata vertical or highly inclined all that part of the hull of a ship which hangs over both ends of the keel
  56.   To gather or smooth with a rake to collect or gather together something scattered to gather with difficulty or labour in mil to fire guns in the direction of the length of anything as at the stern or head of a ship that the balls may pass over the whole length of the deck to scratch into in search of something to grope
  57.   A loose disorderly idle fellow a man addicted to lewd and vicious acts
  58.   To gad or ramble idly to lead a dissolute life

Antonyms for rake

declivity, hang, declension, dip, wet blanket, drag, decline, GRINCH, fall, saint, party pooper, spoilsport, descent, downgrade, killjoy.

Quotes of rake

  1. He was a rake among scholars and a scholar among rakes – Thomas B. Macaulay
  2. To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed by that false and inconsiderate notion That a reformed rake makes the best husband – Samuel Richardson
  3. While playing golf today I hit two good balls I stepped on a rake – Henny Youngman

Usage examples for rake

  1. He'll rake in the money like it was dirt – Black Jack by Max Brand
  2. The two vessels began by endeavoring to get into favorable positions each anxious to rake the deck of the other – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  3. Their restless and crooked spirit drives them to rake in the dirt of every kind of expedient – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. It was originally called Rake lane and Rocky lane from Richmond hill – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  5. “ I don't know how much Gladys Fleming is paying you to rake all this up but I'll gladly double her fee if you drop it and confine yourself to the matter of the collection – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  6. Ah Sir I fear you are become but a sad rake – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. The front faces have no rake and the file is shown as acting on both faces – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. The Deep Gill is on Scafell and falls into the Lord's Rake – Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England by W. P. Haskett Smith
  9. “ I think only a small number of their guns could rake the main street of the village where we were – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  10. Eddie Perkins was stumbling about the lane trying to rake up the dead leaves into neat piles as Angus had instructed him – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  11. He handed me the parts of my hay rake without a word – Adventures In Friendship by David Grayson
  12. And if a man knows the game let him be never so little of a rake he wins in three moves ” – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  13. Jim came up and took the rake out of her hand – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  14. It should be the first aim of every good leader of opinion to rake up one on the opposite side – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. She is exactly the kind of woman to be loved by Lavretsky and to be desired by a rake like Panshin ” – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  16. “ There's more money in the tariff than all that Seward can rake together – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  17. As regards the rest of the characters Mr Terriss's Squire Thornhill was an admirable picture of a fascinating young rake – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  18. Now the big fly may have been an honest character but he was sadly like a rake hook in disguise – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  19. She turned with a cry dropping her rake and pushing her sun bonnet back from her eyes ” – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  20. At a quarter of ten he stopped and the rake still tightly held in his hand crossed the road – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield

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