Webster 1913 Edition
race; akin to OD.
rekaa shovel, and to Goth.
rikanto heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr.
ὀρέγεινto stretch out, and E.
rackto stretch. Cf.
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.
[Perhaps a different word.]
A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; – called also
See under 1st
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
racian. See 1st
To collect with a rake;
as, to; – often with
rakedup the fallen leaves
To collect or draw together with laborious industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together;
raketogether wealth; to
raketogether slanderous tales; to
raketogether 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;
rakea lawn; to
rakea flower bed.
To search through; to scour; to ransack.
rakesthe town to find a plot.
To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does.
Like clouds that
rakethe mountain summits.
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.
To rake up.
To collect together, as the fire (live coals), and cover with ashes.
To bring up; to search out and bring to notice again;
to rake upold scandals
To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.
One is for
rakingin Chaucer for antiquated words.
To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
Pas could not stay, but over him did
Sir P. Sidney.
[Cf. dial. Sw.
rakato reach, and E.
The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction;; especially
rakeof 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.
To incline from a perpendicular direction;
as, a mast.
a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to strengthen it.
rakelrash; cf. Icel.
A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roué.
An illiterate and frivolous old
To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
To rake out
to fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung; – said of the hawk.
Webster 1828 Edition
An instrument consisting of a head-piece in which teeth are inserted, and a long handle; used for collecting hay or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or in gardens for breaking and smoothing the earth.
A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a man addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices.
1.The projection of the upper parts of a ship, at the height of the stem and stern, beyond the extremities of the keel. The distance between a perpendicular line from the extremity of stem or stern to the end of the keel, is the length of the rake; one the fore-rake, the other the rake-aft.
2.The inclination of a mast from a perpendicular direction.
1.Properly, to scrape; to rub or scratch with something rough; as, to rake the ground.
2.To gather with a rake; as, to rake hay or barley.
3.To clear with a rake; to smooth with a rake; as, to rake a bed in a garden; to rake land.
4.To collect or draw together something scattered; to gather by violence; as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
5.To scour; to search with eagerness all corners of a place.
The statesman rakes the town to find a plot.
6.In the military art, to enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of any thing; particularly in naval engagement, to rake is to cannonade a ship on the stern or head, so that the
balls range the whole length of the deck. Hence the phrase, to rake a ship fore and aft.
To rake up, applied to fire, is to cover the fire with ashes.
1.To scrape; to scratch into for finding something; to search minutely and meanly; as, to rake into a dunghill.
2.To search with minute inspection into every part.
One is for raking in Chaucer for antiquated words.
3.To pass with violence or rapidity.
Pas could not stay, but over him did rake.
4.To seek by raking; as, to rake for oysters.
5.To lead a dissolute, debauched life.
6.To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.