- a male duck.Compare duck1(def 2).
Origin of drake1
- a small cannon, used especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- drake fly.
- Archaic. a dragon.
Origin of drake2
- Sir Francis,c1540–96, English admiral and buccaneer: sailed around the world 1577–80.
- Joseph Rod·man [rod-muh n] /ˈrɒd mən/, 1795–1820, U.S. poet.
Examples from the Web for drake
While Drake is redefining realness, Iggy is effectively “passing.”The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
By May, Brown and Rihanna had broken up again, and the following spring, she was rumored to (again) be dating Drake.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy
December 7, 2014
DRAKE And last but certainly not least, will there be Drake?2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
L. Jinny says something about Drake and something about Rick Ross.Meet Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L. Jinny, the Ali G of Evil
August 26, 2014
Drake and DeArmond seem to share in admiration for their mutual sculpted physiques.#ButtSchool - How Porn Stars Work Out: Pop Physique Promises the Perfect Derriere
August 23, 2014
Where in his portrait gallery is the picture of a Drake, or even of a Raleigh?The Man Shakespeare
Hawkins and Drake were as devout and humane as other men of their time.
Why did English sailors like Drake specially hate the Spaniards?
By this time a host of Spanish war-ships were on Drake's track.
Drake obtained from it unknown quantities of gold and silver.
- the male of any duck
- angling an artificial fly resembling a mayfly
- history a small cannon
- an obsolete word for dragon
- Sir Francis. ?1540–96, English navigator and buccaneer, the first Englishman to sail around the world (1577–80). He commanded a fleet against the Spanish Armada (1588) and contributed greatly to its defeat
Word Origin and History for drake
"male duck," c.1300, unrecorded in Old English but may have existed then, from West Germanic *drako (cf. Low German drake, second element of Old High German anutrehho, dialectal German Drache).
archaic for "dragon," from Old English draca "dragon, sea monster, huge serpent," from Proto-Germanic *drako (cf. Middle Dutch and Old Frisian drake, Dutch draak, Old High German trahho, German drache), an early borrowing from Latin draco (see dragon).