Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mayfly used as fishing bait.
  • noun A male duck.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of drawk.
  • noun The male of the duck kind; specifically, the mallard.
  • noun The silver shilling of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, having a martlet, popularly called a drake, as the mint-mark.
  • noun A large flat stone on which the duck is placed in the game of duck on drake. See duck.
  • noun A. fabulous animal: same as dragon, 1.
  • noun A battle-standard having the figure of a drake or dragon.
  • noun A small piece of artillery. See dragon, 5.
  • noun A species of fly, apparently the dragon-fly, used as a bait in angling. Also called drakefly
  • noun Any one of several pseudo-neuropterous insects used as bait by fishermen, especially certain May-flies. Ephemera danica and E. vulgata are known to English fishermen as the green drake and the gray drake.
  • noun A man-of-war of the Vikings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank.
  • noun The male of the duck kind.
  • noun The drake fly.
  • noun a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling.
  • noun obsolete A dragon.
  • noun obsolete A small piece of artillery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mayfly used as fishing bait.
  • noun A type of dragon.
  • noun A male duck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
  • noun adult male of a wild or domestic duck

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, dragon, from Old English draca, from West Germanic *drako, from Latin dracō; see dragon.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English drake ("dragon; Satan"), Old English draca ("dragon, sea monster, huge serpent"), from Proto-Germanic *drakô (“dragon”), from Latin dracō ("dragon"), from Ancient Greek δράκων (drakon, "serpent, giant seafish"), from δρακεῖν (drakein), aorist active infinitive of δέρκομαι (derkomai, "I see clearly"), from Proto-Indo-European *derk-. Compare Middle Dutch drake and German Drache

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English drake ("male duck, drake"), from Old English *draca, abbreviated form for Old English *andraca (“male duck, drake”, literally "duck-king"), from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô (“duck leader”), from Proto-Germanic *anudz ("duck, ennet"; see ennet) + Proto-Germanic *rekô (“ruler, king”), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (“chief, king”). Cognate with Middle Dutch andrake ("drake"), Middle Low German āntreke, āntdrāke, ("male duck, drake"; > Low German drake ("drake")), Old High German anutrehho, antrache ("male duck, drake"; > German Enterich ("drake")), Swabian Antrech ("drake"), German dialectal Drache ("drake"). More at ennet.

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  • It may be that their movements are the results of mere fussiness, but more likely they are prompted by a desire to display their satin-like breast-feathers, for every drake is something of a dandy.

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  • The drake is a very handsome bird, a large portion of his plumage being white; the hen is smaller, and brown in colour.

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  • My drake is a native of these parts; he's not of my race; but I am not proud on that account.

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  • My drake is a native of these parts, he's not of my race; but for all that I'm not proud!

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