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4 letters words from 'rake'

RAKE 8REAK 8

3 letters words from 'rake'

AKE 7ARE 3
ARK 7EAR 3
ERA 3ERK 7
KAE 7KEA 7

2 letters words from 'rake'

AE 2AR 2
EA 2ER 2
KA 6RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of rake

rake arke rkae krae akre kare raek arek reak erak aerk eark rkea krea reka erka kera ekra aker kaer aekr eakr kear ekar

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rake. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rake.

Definitions and meaning of rake

rake

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹeɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk
  • Homophone: raik

Etymology 1

From Middle English rake, from Old English raca, racu, ræce (rake), from Proto-Germanic *rakō, *rekô (rake). Cognate with Dutch raak, reek, riek (rake; pitchfork), German Low German Raak (rake; poker), German Rechen (rake; grill), Swedish raka (an oven-rake).

Noun

rake (plural rakes)

  1. A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.
  2. (Ireland, slang) A lot, plenty.
  3. (rail transport, Britain) A set of coupled rail vehicles, normally coaches or wagons.
  4. (cellular automata) A puffer that emits a stream of spaceships rather than a trail of debris.
  5. The scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game.
  6. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.
  7. (mining) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so.
Synonyms
  • (rail transport): consist
Derived terms
  • thin as a rake
Translations

Verb

rake (third-person singular simple present rakes, present participle raking, simple past and past participle raked)

  1. To use a rake on (leaves, debris, soil, a lawn, etc) in order to loosen, gather together, or remove debris from.
    We raked all the leaves into a pile
  2. To search thoroughly.
    • (Can we date this quote by Captain John Blaine and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Detectives appeared, roped the curious people out of the grounds, and raked the place for clews.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      raking in Chaucer for antiquated words
    • (Can we date this quote by Jonathan Swift and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The statesman rakes the town to find a plot.
  3. To spray with gunfire.
    the enemy machine guns raked the roadway
  4. To claw at; to scratch.
    Her sharp fingernails raked the side of my face.
    • (Can we date this quote by Wordsworth and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      like clouds that rake the mountain summits
  5. To gather, especially quickly (often as rake in)
    The casino is just raking in the cash; it's like a license to print money.
  6. (intransitive) To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Philip Sidney and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Pas could not stay, but over him did rake.
Synonyms
  • (search thoroughly): comb, go over or through with a fine-tooth comb, scour
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English raken, from Old English racian (to direct, rule, govern, control; take a course or direction, go forward, move, run; hasten), from Proto-Germanic *rakōną (to choose a direction, run), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct). Cognate with Dutch raken (to hit, touch, reach).

Noun

rake (plural rakes)

  1. Slope, divergence from the horizontal or perpendicular.
  2. (geology) The direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured within the fault plane.
  3. (roofing) The sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter.
Translations

Verb

rake (third-person singular simple present rakes, present participle raking, simple past and past participle raked)

  1. (intransitive) To proceed rapidly; to move swiftly.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To guide; to direct
  3. (intransitive) To incline from a perpendicular direction.
    A mast rakes aft.
Translations

Etymology 3

Shortening of rakehell, possibly from rake (etymology 2) (to proceed rapidly).

Noun

rake (plural rakes)

  1. A man habituated to immoral conduct.
    • (Can we date this quote by The Spectator and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      We now have rakes in the habit of Roman senators, and grave politicians in the dress of Rakes. —the Spectator
Synonyms
  • roué
Translations

Verb

rake (third-person singular simple present rakes, present participle raking, simple past and past participle raked)

  1. (Britain, dialect, dated) To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
  2. (Britain, dialect, dated) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shenstone to this entry?)
  3. (hunting, intransitive) Of a dog or hawk, to follow the wrong course; to go wide of the game being pursued.
Synonyms
  • (to act the rake): See Thesaurus:harlotize

Etymology 4

From Middle English, from Old Norse rák (trail), from Proto-Germanic *rēkō, *raką, *rakō, *rakǭ (file of tracks, line), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct). Cognate with Icelandic rák (streak, grazing), Icelandic raka (strip, series), Norwegian røk (grazing), Norwegian rak (wick), Old English race, racu (a run, riverbed).

Alternative forms

  • raik

Noun

rake (plural rakes)

  1. (provincial, Northern England) A course; direction; stretch.
  2. (provincial, Northern England, for animals) A range, stray.
    a sheep-raik = a sheep-walk

Verb

rake (third-person singular simple present rakes, present participle raking, simple past and past participle raked)

  1. (provincial, Northern England) To run or rove.

References

  • “rake” in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, →ISBN.
  • “rake” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.

Anagrams

  • KERA, Kear, aker, reak

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

rake

  1. Inflected form of raak

Verb

rake

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of raken

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from Yoruba ireke.

Noun

ràkē m (possessed form ràken)

  1. sugarcane

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

rake

  1. definite singular/plural of rak

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

rake

  1. definite singular/plural of rak

Verb

rake (present tense rakar, past tense raka, past participle raka, passive infinitive rakast, present participle rakande, imperative rak/rake)

  1. Alternative form of raka

Scots

Alternative forms

  • raik, rayk

Etymology

From Middle English raken, from Old English racian (to direct; rule; take a course or direction; run).

Verb

rake (third-person singular present rakes, present participle rakin, past rakit, past participle rakit)

  1. To proceed with speed; go; make one's way
  2. To journey; travel
  3. (of animals) To move across or search for pasture; wander; roam
  4. To stray

Swedish

Adjective

rake

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of rak.

Anagrams

  • ekar

Teop

Verb

rake

  1. to want

References

  • Ulrike Mosel, The Teop sketch grammar

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to gather with a toothed bar on a handle.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)