- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ɹeɪk/
Audio (GA) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪk
- Homophone: rake
From Middle English rake (“path”), from Old Norse rák (“trail”), from Proto-Germanic *rēkō, *raką, *rakō, *rakǭ (“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”).
- (also figurative) A walk, or a journey taken (especially on foot); the act of taking a walk or journey.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:journey
- The movement of animals while grazing.
- The pastureland over which animals graze; a range, a stray.
- (Scotland) A journey to transport something between two places; a run; also, the quantity of items so transported.
- (intransitive, Midlands, Northern England, Scotland) To walk; to roam, to wander.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:walk
- (intransitive, Midlands, Northern England, Scotland) Of animals (especially sheep): to graze.
- (transitive, chiefly Scotland) To roam or wander through (somewhere).
raik (plural raiks)
- (Scotland) Alternative spelling of