1. [ verb ] level or smooth with a rake

"rake gravel"

Related terms: smooth
2. [ verb ] move through with or as if with a rake

"She raked her fingers through her hair"

Related terms: move
3. [ verb ] scrape gently
Synonyms: crease graze

"graze the skin"

Related terms: brush shave graze
4. [ verb ] gather with a rake

"rake leaves"

Related terms: gather rake_in rake_off scrape
5. [ noun ] degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
Synonyms: slant pitch

: "the roof had a steep pitch"

Related terms: gradient cant slope
6. [ noun ] a dissolute man in fashionable society
Synonyms: blood rip roue profligate
Related terms: libertine
7. [ verb ] examine hastily
Synonyms: scan run_down glance_over skim

"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

Related terms: examine skim
8. [ verb ] sweep the length of

"The gunfire raked the coast"

Related terms: sweep enfilade
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12970
10. [ noun ] a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
Related terms: tool garden_rake croupier's_rake rake_handle
Similar spelling:   Raske