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rake

noun (n)

  • a dissolute man in fashionable society (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • degree of deviation from a horizontal plane (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: pitch, slant
    source: wordnet30
  • a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roué. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move through with or as if with a rake (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She raked her fingers through her hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • level or smooth with a rake (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Rake gravel.
    source: wordnet30
  • sweep the length of (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The gunfire raked the coast.
    source: wordnet30
  • examine hastily (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • gather with a rake (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Rake leaves.
    source: wordnet30
  • scrape gently (verb.contact)
    Synonym: crease, graze
    source: wordnet30
  • To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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