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
Definition categories: man–made, tool
Sentences with rake as a noun:
- Jim has had a rake of trouble with his new car.
- The train was formed of a locomotive and a rake of six coaches.
- We now have rakes in the habit of Roman senators, and grave politicians in the dress of Rakes. — the Spectator
1. move through with or as if with a rake
- She raked her fingers through her hair
2. level or smooth with a rake
- rake gravel
3. sweep the length of
- The gunfire raked the coast
4. examine hastily
5. gather with a rake
- rake leaves
6. scrape gently
Sentences with rake as a verb:
- We raked all the leaves into a pile
- Detectives appeared, roped the curious people out of the grounds, and raked the place for clews. -- Captain John Blaine
- the enemy machine guns raked the roadway
- Her sharp fingernails raked the side of my face.
- A mast rakes aft.