A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil. (noun)
a lot, plenty. (noun)
the direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured within the fault plane. (noun)
the sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter. (noun)
a set of coupled rail vehicles, normally coaches or wagons. (noun)
A puffer that emits a stream of spaceships rather than a trail of debris. (noun)
The scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game. (noun)
To use a rake on (leaves, debris, soil, a lawn, etc) in order to loosen, gather together, or remove debris from. (verb)
To search thoroughly. (verb)
To spray with gunfire. (verb)
To claw at; to scratch. (verb)
To gather, especially quickly (often as rake in) (verb)
A man habituated to immoral conduct. (noun)
To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. (verb)
To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. (verb)
a course; direction; stretch. (noun)
a range, stray. (noun)
To run or rove. (verb)
To proceed rapidly; to move swiftly. (verb)
To guide; to direct (verb)
Examples of word rake
But by the next harvest I had it so constructed, as to be drawn by an iron bar so shaped, appended and supported on the underneath part of the carriage, as to admit of the machine turning in any direction, and the carriage would follow just as the two hind wheels of a wagon do; the carriage had a seat behind, and a thick, deep cushion in front, for the raker to press his knees against while removing the grain from the platform to his right hand, which he was enabled to do with apparent ease with a _rake of peculiar shape_; -- (it cannot be done with a rake of ordinary shape).
JACK: 'Tis a delicate age, by jingo, when the rake is the fine gentleman and the fine gentleman is the lady's favourite, egad.
"Because we don't underestimate the international game," said Johnson, who had nine stitches running down the left side of her nose â€” courtesy of a face-rake from a New Zealander.
Having mentioned the word rake, I must say a word or two more on that subject, because young people too frequently, and always fatally, are apt to mistake that character for that of a man of pleasure; whereas, there are not in the world two characters more different.
For both of these a small, fine rake is the best cure.