hake

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *hake, from Old English hæca, haca (hook, bolt, door-fastening, bar), from Proto-Germanic *hakô (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *keg-, *keng- (peg, hook). Cognate with Dutch haak (hook), German Haken (hook), Danish hage (hook), Swedish hake (hook), Icelandic haki (hook), Hittite kagas (tooth), Middle Irish ailchaing (weapons rack), Lithuanian kéngė (hook, latch), Russian коготь (kógot', claw). Related to hook.

Noun[edit]

hake (plural hakes)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) A hook; a pot-hook.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) A kind of weapon; a pike.
  3. (Now chiefly dialectal) (in the plural) The draught-irons of a plough.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hake, probably a shortened form (due to Scandinavian influence) of English dialectal haked (pike). Compare Norwegian hakefisk (trout, salmon), Middle Low German haken (kipper). More at haked.

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Noun[edit]

hake (plural hakes or hake)

  1. One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera Phycis, Merluccius, and allies.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hake (plural hakes)

  1. A drying shed, as for unburned tile.
    • 1882, P. L. Sword & Son, Sword's Improved Patent Brick Machine, in the Adrian City Directories:
      The clay is taken direct from the bank and made into brick the right temper to place direct from the Machine in the hake on the yard. [...] take the brick direct from the Machine and put them in the hake to dry.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

hake (third-person singular simple present hakes, present participle haking, simple past and past participle haked)

  1. (UK, dialect) To loiter; to sneak.
    • 1886, English Dialect Society, Publications: Volume 52
      She'd as well been at school as haking about.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

hake

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of haken

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hake

  1. Woodchips as mass.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hake

  1. rōmaji reading of はけ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

hake f, m (definite singular haka or haken, indefinite plural haker, definite plural hakene)

  1. chin (bottom of face)

hake m (definite singular haken, indefinite plural haker, definite plural hakene)

  1. hook
  2. barb
  3. calk
  4. catch, drawback

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

hake f (definite singular haka, indefinite plural haker, definite plural hakene)

  1. chin (bottom of face)

hake m (definite singular haken, indefinite plural hakar, definite plural hakane)

  1. hook
  2. barb
  3. calk
  4. catch, drawback

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hake c

  1. catch, latch; a stopping mechanism that prevents something from opening
  2. catch; an unforeseen or concealed problem

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