Dictionary Suite


parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tool consisting of a long handle and a row of tines extending perpendicular to it, used for gathering up debris or cultivating the ground.
You'll need a rake to gather all the leaves.
definition 2: any of a variety of tools that have a similar form or use.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rakes, raking, raked
definition 1: to collect, move, or clear away using a rake.
She raked the fallen leaves.He raked the glass clippings into a pile.
definition 2: to clear of debris, spread smoothly, or cultivate with a rake.
He raked the flower beds.
definition 3: to stir up or spread (coals of a fire or the like).
definition 4: to gather or attract copious amounts of (often fol. by "in").
The business is raking in profits.
definition 5: to search completely through.
She raked the office looking for the book.
similar words:
hunt, rummage
definition 6: to scratch or scrape.
The kitten raked the table with its claws trying to get up on it.
definition 7: to shoot or look along the whole length of.
The guns raked the barricade.His eyes raked the column of recruits.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to use a rake or similar tool.
He spent the afternoon raking.
definition 2: to carry on a search (usu. fol. by "through").
He raked through the desk looking for the letter.
definition 3: to scrape or scratch as if with a rake.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: raker (n.)
Word Explorer
  farming, garden, grass, leaf, tool