AskDefine | Define drake

Dictionary Definition



1 English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596) [syn: Francis Drake, Sir Francis Drake]
2 adult male of a wild or domestic duck

User Contributed Dictionary

see Drake



From Latin draco , dragon



  1. A male duck.
  2. A small type of dragon.


male duck
small dragon
  • Swedish: drake


Alternative spellings


no-noun-reg-m drak




  1. dragon
  2. kite
  3. a belligerent (older) woman; battle-ax

Extensive Definition

Drake may refer to:


  • A male duck
  • One of a range of artificial bait used in fly fishing
  • archaic: a dragon [Middle English drake, Old English draca]


Given name

Middle name

  • Aubrey Graham (born 1986), stage name "Drake", a Canadian actor and rapper

Surname/Family name

Arts and Entertainment

Movie and show names

  • Vera Drake, a British film directed by Mike Leigh

Characters in film

Characters in fiction

Characters on television

Characters in comics

Computer games

  • Drake, main character of Interplay's role playing game Stonekeep

Geographic locations

Arenas and stadiums





See also

drake in Catalan: Drake
drake in German: Drake
drake in Spanish: Drake
drake in French: Drake
drake in Italian: Drake
drake in Dutch: Drake
drake in Japanese: ドレイク
drake in Portuguese: Drake
drake in Thai: เดรก
drake in Turkish: Drake
drake in Volapük: Drake

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bantam, banty, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, billy, billy goat, boar, broiler, brooder, broody hen, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock, capon, chanticleer, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, cock, cockerel, dog, domestic fowl, duck, duckling, dunghill fowl, entire, entire horse, fowl, fryer, game fowl, gander, gobbler, goose, gosling, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, hart, he-goat, hen, hen turkey, partlet, peacock, poulard, poult, poultry, pullet, ram, roaster, rooster, setting hen, spring chicken, stag, stallion, steer, stewing chicken, stot, stud, studhorse, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether
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