- inclining from the vertical or from the horizontal: raked masts; a raked stage.
Origin of raked
- an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, or the like or for smoothing the surface of the ground.
- any of various implements having a similar form, as a croupier's implement for gathering in money on a gaming table.
- to gather, draw, or remove with a rake: to rake dead leaves from a lawn.
- to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake: to rake a garden bed.
- to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like.
- to gather or collect abundantly (usually followed by in): He marketed his invention and has been raking in money ever since.
- to bring to light, usually for discreditable reasons (usually followed by up): to rake up an old scandal.
- to search thoroughly through: They raked the apartment for the missing jewels.
- to scrape; scratch: The sword's tip raked his face lightly.
- to scoop out (a masonry joint) to a given depth while the mortar is still green.
- to fire guns along the length of (a position, body of troops, ship, etc.).
- to sweep with the eyes: He raked the horizon with his gaze.
- to use a rake: The gardener raked along the border of the garden.
- to search, as with a rake: His gaze raked over the room.
- to scrape; search: She frantically raked through her belongings.
- rake over the coals. coal(def 8).
Origin of rake1
SynonymsSee more synonyms for rake on Thesaurus.com
- to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal.
- to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal.
- inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal.
- a board or molding placed along the sloping sides of a frame gable to cover the ends of the siding.
- Aeronautics. the angle measured between the tip edge of an aircraft or missile wing or other lifting surface and the plane of symmetry.
- Machinery. the angle between the cutting face of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work at the cutting point.
Origin of rake3
- (of a hawk) to fly after game.
- (of a dog) to hunt with the nose close to the ground instead of in the wind.
- Chiefly Scot. to go or proceed, especially with speed.
Origin of rake4
Examples from the Web for raked
Spinal Solutions could not have raked in millions or spread its products across the U.S. if not for doctors eager to do business.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
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November 3, 2014
He raked in $3.1 million from 46,000 donors within the next 48 hours.Zach Braff’s Irritating Sense of Entitlement
July 18, 2014
Octomom Nadya Suleman (a former client of hers), for example, raked in over $200,000 in 2012.Meet the PR Guru for the ‘Hot Convict,’ the Octomom, and Every Other D-List Trainwreck
July 17, 2014
How many male candidates have been raked over the coals because their ex-wives have full custody?The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to Litmus Tests No Male Would Ever Face
January 24, 2014
In the second quarter of 2013, Apple raked in a net profit of $6.9 billion.ExxonMobil’s Profits and Market Capitalization Rival Apple’s
August 1, 2013
Omar Ben side-stepped and raked him with a stiffly extended paw.A Night Out
I was raked in by that adjective fool with the unwashed face.In the Midst of Alarms
Then he raked out the coals and cleaned the floor and put in his bread.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
But when she had raked it she ate but little, and let all the rest fall upon the floor.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He raked it across the whitewashed wall and broke the head short off.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a hand implement consisting of a row of teeth set in a headpiece attached to a long shaft and used for gathering hay, straw, leaves, etc, or for smoothing loose earth
- any of several mechanical farm implements equipped with rows of teeth or rotating wheels mounted with tines and used to gather hay, straw, etc
- any of various implements similar in shape or function, such as a tool for drawing out ashes from a furnace
- the act of raking
- NZ a line of wagons coupled together as one unit, used on railways
- to scrape, gather, or remove (leaves, refuse, etc) with or as if with a rake
- to level or prepare (a surface, such as a flower bed) with a rake or similar implement
- (tr sometimes foll by out) to clear (ashes, clinker, etc) from (a fire or furnace)
- (tr ; foll by up or together) to gather (items or people) with difficulty, as from a scattered area or limited supply
- (tr ; often foll by through, over etc) to search or examine carefully
- (when intr , foll by against, along etc) to scrape or grazethe ship raked the side of the quay
- (tr) to direct (gunfire) along the length of (a target)machine-guns raked the column
- (tr) to sweep (one's eyes) along the length of (something); scan
- a dissolute man, esp one in fashionable society; roué
- to incline from the vertical by a perceptible degree, esp (of a ship's mast or funnel) towards the stern
- (tr) to construct with a backward slope
- the degree to which an object, such as a ship's mast, inclines from the perpendicular, esp towards the stern
- theatre the slope of a stage from the back towards the footlights
- the angle between the wings of an aircraft and the line of symmetry of the aircraft
- the angle between the line joining the centroids of the section of a propeller blade and a line perpendicular to the axis
- the angle between the working face of a cutting tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the workpiece
- a slanting ledge running across a crag in the Lake District
- (of gun dogs or hounds) to hunt with the nose to the ground
- (of hawks)
- to pursue quarry in full flight
- (often foll by away)to fly wide of the quarry, esp beyond the control of the falconer
Word Origin and History for raked
"toothed tool for drawing or scraping things together," Old English raca "rake," earlier ræce, from Proto-Germanic *rak- "gather, heap up" (cf. Old Norse reka "spade, shovel," Old High German rehho, German Rechen "a rake," Gothic rikan "to heap up, collect"), from PIE *reg- (1) "move in a straight line" (cf. Greek oregein "to reach, stretch out," Latin regere "direct, rule; keep straight, guide;" see regal), perhaps via its action, or via the notion of "implement with straight pieces of wood" [Watkins].
"debauchee; idle, dissolute person," 1650s, shortening of rakehell. Hogarth's "Rake's Progress" engravings were published in 1735.
mid-13c., "clear (rubbish, grass, etc.) by raking; gather (grain) by raking," from rake (n.1), or from a lost Old English verb related to it, or from a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish raka, Danish rage "rake"). Of gunfire from 1630s. Related: Raked; raking. To rake in money or something like it is from 1580s.