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RAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rake mean? 

RAKE (noun)
  The noun RAKE has 3 senses:

1. a dissolute man in fashionable society
2. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
3. a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

  Familiarity information: RAKE used as a noun is uncommon.


RAKE (verb)
  The verb RAKE has 6 senses:

1. move through with or as if with a rake
2. level or smooth with a rake
3. sweep the length of
4. examine hastily
5. gather with a rake
6. scrape gently

  Familiarity information: RAKE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAKE (noun)


Sense 1rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dissolute man in fashionable society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

roue; rip; rakehell; rake; profligate; blood

Hypernyms ("rake" is a kind of...):

debauchee; libertine; rounder (a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained)


Sense 2rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rake; slant; pitch

Context example:

the roof had a steep pitch

Hypernyms ("rake" is a kind of...):

gradient; slope (the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal)


Sense 3rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("rake" is a kind of...):

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Meronyms (parts of "rake"):

rake handle (the handle of a rake)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rake"):

croupier's rake (a small rake used by a croupier to move chips around on the table)

garden rake (a rake used by gardeners)


RAKE (verb)


Sense 1rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move through with or as if with a rake

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

She raked her fingers through her hair

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Level or smooth with a rake

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

rake gravel

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

smooth; smoothen (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sweep the length of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The gunfire raked the coast

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

sweep (cover the entire range of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rake"):

enfilade (rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine hastily

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glance over; scan; skim; rake; run down

Context example:

She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

examine; see (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather with a rake

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

rake leaves

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

"Rake" entails doing...:

grate; scrape (scratch repeatedly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

rake in (earn large sums of money)

rake off (take money from an illegal transaction)


Sense 6rake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Scrape gently

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

crease; graze; rake

Context example:

graze the skin

Hypernyms (to "rake" is one way to...):

brush (touch lightly and briefly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rake"):

shave (touch the surface of lightly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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