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Definition of Rake
Rake Rake, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. raka to reach, and E. reach.]
To inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction;
as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.; especially
(Naut.), the inclination of a mast or tunnel, or, in general,
of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.
RakeRake Rake, v. i.
To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes
Raking course (Bricklaying), a course of bricks laid
diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to
strengthen. RakeRake Rake, n. [AS. race; akin to OD. rake, D. reek, OHG,
rehho, G. rechen, Icel, reka a shovel, and to Goth. rikan to
heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr. ? to stretch out, and E.
rack to stretch. Cf. Reckon.]
1. 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.
2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting
hay or grain; a horserake.
3. [Perhaps a different word.] (Mining) A fissure or mineral
vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; --
called also rake-vein.
Gill rakes. (Anat.) See under 1st Gill.
Rake Rake, v. i.
1. To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to
scrape; to search minutely.
One is for raking in Chaucer for antiquated words.
2. To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
Pas could not stay, but over him did rake. --Sir P.
RakeRake Rake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Raking.] [AS. racian. See 1st Rake.]
1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up;
as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
2. Hence: 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.
3. 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
4. To search through; to scour; to ransack.
The statesman rakes the town to find a plot.
5. To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and
lightly, as a rake does.
Like clouds that rake the mountain summits.
6. (Mil.) 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
To rake up.
(a) To collect together, as the fire (live coals), and
cover with ashes.
(b) To bring up; to search out an bring to notice again;
as, to rake up old scandals. RakeRake Rake, v. i.
1. [Icel. reika. Cf. Rake a debauchee.] To walk about; to
gad or ramble idly. [Prov. Eng.]
2. [See Rake a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a
dissolute, debauched life. --Shenstone.
To rake out (Falconry), to fly too far and wide from its
master while hovering above waiting till the game is
sprung; -- said of the hawk. --Encyc. Brit.
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