The definition of a rake is a long tool with long teeth for gathering or smoothing.(noun)
An example of a rake is a tool used to gather leaves in the fall.
Rake is defined as to gather up, smooth over or move through.(verb)
An example of to rake is to gather up leaves in the fall from the lawn.
See rake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE raca; akin to ON reka, spade, Ger rechen, a rake < IE base *reĝ-, to direct, put in order > right
Origin: ME raken < the n.; also in part < ON raka, to scrape, shave
Origin: contr. of rakehell
Origin: < ? or akin to Swed raka, to project, akin to OE hrægan, to project < IE base *krek-, *krok-, to project
See rake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English raca; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Short for rakehell.
intr. & tr.v. raked raked, rak·ing, rakes
Origin: Origin unknown.
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