Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See rake.

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  • noun A walk, or a journey taken on foot; the movement of animals while grazing; the pastureland over which animals graze
  • verb To walk; to graze

Etymologies

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From Middle English rake ("path"), from Old Norse rák ("trail"), from Proto-Germanic *rēkō, *rakan, *rakō, *rakōn (“file of tracks, line”), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reg'-, *(o)reg'a- (“to straighten, direct”). Cognate with Icelandic rák ("streak, grazing"), Icelandic raka ("strip, series"), Norwegian røk ("grazing"), Norwegian rak ("wick"), Old English race, racu ("a run, riverbed").

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