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rake (n.1)

"toothed tool for drawing or scraping things together," Old English raca "rake," earlier ræce, from Proto-Germanic *rak- "gather, heap up" (source also of Old Norse reka "spade, shovel," Old High German rehho, German Rechen "a rake," Gothic rikan "to heap up, collect"), from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "to direct in a straight line," thus "to lead, rule" (source also of Greek oregein "to reach, stretch out," Latin regere "direct, rule; keep straight, guide"). The implement is so called perhaps via its action, or via the notion of "implement with straight pieces of wood" [Watkins].

rake (n.2)

"debauchee, libertine; idle, dissolute person; one who goes about in search of vicious pleasure," 1650s, shortening of rakehell. Hogarth's "Rake's Progress" engravings were published in 1735. Generally of men but also used by 1712 of women of similar character.

rake (v.)

mid-13c., raken, "clear (rubbish, grass, etc.) by raking; gather (grain) by raking," from rake (n.1), or from a lost Old English verb *racian, or from a similar Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse raka, Swedish raka, Danish rage "rake"). Of gunfire "to enfilade," from 1630s. Related: Raked; raking. To rake in money or something like it is from 1580s.

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Definitions of rake from WordNet
1
rake (v.)
move through with or as if with a rake;
She raked her fingers through her hair
rake (v.)
level or smooth with a rake;
rake gravel
rake (v.)
sweep the length of;
The gunfire raked the coast
rake (v.)
examine hastily;
Synonyms: scan / skim / glance over / run down
rake (v.)
gather with a rake;
rake leaves
rake (v.)
scrape gently;
Synonyms: graze / crease
2
rake (n.)
a dissolute man in fashionable society;
Synonyms: rakehell / profligate / rip / blood / roue
rake (n.)
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane;
Synonyms: pitch / slant
rake (n.)
a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil;
From wordnet.princeton.edu