Definition of Crake

1. Noun. Any of several short-billed Old World rails.

Generic synonyms: Rail
Specialized synonyms: Corncrake, Crex Crex, Land Rail, Porzana Porzana, Spotted Crake



Definition of Crake

1. v. t. & i. To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.

2. n. A boast. See Crack, n.

3. n. Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.

Definition of Crake

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of crake) ¹

2. Noun. Any of several birds, of the family ''Rallidae'', that have short bills. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crake

1. a small, harsh-voiced bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crake

cragginesses
craggy
crags
cragsman
cragsmen
craic
craig
craigs
craigslist
craigslisted
craigslisting
craigslists
craik
craisin
craisins
crake
crakeberries
crakeberry
craked
craker
crakers
crakes
craking
cram
cram full
cram school
cram schools
cram session
crambes
crambin

Literary usage of Crake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"Corn-crake, Steph. Shaw's ZooL 12. 218. pL 26 Flem. Br. Anim. 1. 98. «p. ... SOME writers have attempted to separate the Meadow-Crake from the other species ..."

2. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"BAILLON'S Crake is an occasional visitant in this country, but owing to its crake-like ... The geographical distribution of this Crake is very extensive. ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1856)
"THIS Crake is not uncommon in the southern parts of Europe, for instance, in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, and the sunny side of France, ..."

4. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4 by William Jardine (1866)
"Baillon i Crake or Gallinule of British authors.—This little Crake is ... Baillon's Crake seems to be taken at all seasons with us, though most of the ..."

5. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"The type specimen of this little Crake was obtained during the voyage of the ' Beagle,' on board the ship, when in the Rio Plata. ..."

6. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"Corn-crake, Steph. Shaw's ZooL 12. 218. pL 26 Flem. Br. Anim. 1. 98. «p. ... SOME writers have attempted to separate the Meadow-Crake from the other species ..."

7. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"BAILLON'S Crake is an occasional visitant in this country, but owing to its crake-like ... The geographical distribution of this Crake is very extensive. ..."

8. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1856)
"THIS Crake is not uncommon in the southern parts of Europe, for instance, in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, and the sunny side of France, ..."

9. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4 by William Jardine (1866)
"Baillon i Crake or Gallinule of British authors.—This little Crake is ... Baillon's Crake seems to be taken at all seasons with us, though most of the ..."

10. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"The type specimen of this little Crake was obtained during the voyage of the ' Beagle,' on board the ship, when in the Rio Plata. ..."

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