• WordNet 3.6
    • n hake any of several marine food fishes related to cod
    • n hake the lean flesh of a fish similar to cod
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hake hāk A drying shed, as for unburned tile.
    • n Hake (Zoöl) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera Phycis Merlucius, and allies. The common European hake is Merlucius vulgaris; the American silver hake or whiting is Merlucius bilinearis. Two American species (Phycis chuss and Phycis tenius) are important food fishes, and are also valued for their oil and sounds. Called also squirrel hake, and codling.
    • v. i Hake hāk To loiter; to sneak.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hake A hook; specifically, a pot-hook.
    • n hake A kind of weapon; a pike.
    • n hake plural The draft-irons of a plow.
    • n hake A gadoid fish of the family Merluciidæ, Merlucius smiridus or vulgaris, related to and resembling a cod, found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It has a short triangular first dorsal fin, elongated sinuated second dorsal and anal fins, and complete ventrals. It is voracious in habits and little esteemed for the table. The name is extended to other species of the genus, as M. bilinearis, the silver hake of New England, and M. productus, the merluccio of California. See Merlucius.
    • n hake A gadoid fish of the genus Phycis, common along the Atlantic coast of North America, as P. chuss, P. tenuis, and P. regius, recognized by the reduction of the ventral fins to two or three filamentous rays. These correspond to the English P. blennioides, the hake's-dame or forkbeard. They are all known as codlings, and some are called squirrel-hakes.
    • n hake A gadoid fish of New Zealand, Lotella rhacinus, which has flattened ventrals of 6 rays, and a short anterior and long graduated second dorsal and anal fins.
    • hake To fish for hake; engage in the hake-fishery: as, a haking vessel, voyage, or crew.
    • n hake A frame for holding cheeses.
    • n hake A rack for horses or cattle to feed at.
    • n hake A drying-shed in a tile-making establishment.
    • hake To go about idly or draggingly; loiter about.
    • hake To drag along idly.
    • hake To carry off by force; kidnap.
    • n hake A lazy person who strolls about in search of what he can pick up, instead of working.
    • n hake A forward, tattling woman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hake hāk a gadoid fish resembling the cod—varieties are the Silver Hake, the Merluccio, the Squirrel-hake, &c
    • n Hake hāk (prov.) a hook, esp. a pot-hook: a pike.
    • v.i Hake hāk to idle or loiter about.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to Norweg. hake,fisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake, hook, G. hecht, pike. See Hook
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Dut. haken, to hanker.


In literature:

Hake (1839) was, perhaps, the first to describe a Coccidian, but he regarded the parasites as pathological cell-products.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
I hope you will like my answer to Hake, and specially that he will.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A fish of special importance to the west coast fisheries is the hake.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
But now Tamin arose, gasping, with a small sack and a salted hake in his hands.
"The Forge in the Forest" by Charles G. D. Roberts
This, he said, was inland hake, and was caught that morning in Scud's trap.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
It's only bread and hake, but it was all I could manage now.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
Cod, hake, white fish, or any firm fish may be used in place of haddock.
"Better Meals for Less Money" by Mary Green
JOHN KERR, ORMOND HAKE, HENRY A. BUCK, &c. With 12 Plates and 272 Illustrations and Diagrams in the Text.
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
It is said that the fishermen belonging to the latter were greatly annoyed one season by the ravages of the hake among the mackerel.
"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott
In 1567 Edward Hake issued a fine edition.
"Comfort Found in Good Old Books" by George Hamlin Fitch

In news:

It's early afternoon and the crowd of wooly llamas pushing up against the gate has its eyes locked on the wheelbarrow being pushed by Char Hakes.
Fried Hake sandwich on focaccia bread (left) and grilled mahi mahi on focacia bread (right).
Hake 's 207th memorabilia auction offering rare 'Americanize America' button.
Steamed hake packs in the flavor.
Steaming fish, such as this filet of hake , is a speedy cooking method that doesn't require added fat and doesn't deplete nutritional value.
Lauren Jessica Hake and G. Nathan Roman were married Nov 11, 2011, at Girard Methodist Church.
Betsy Schenk officiated at the 3:30 pm ceremony for the daughter of Russell and Judy Hake of Mineral Ridge and the son of George III and Debra Roman of Canfield.
Davis Hake Legislative Assistant Office of Rep Jim Langevin House of Representatives.
Davis Hake is arguably the House's hardest-working aide, at least when it comes to making cybersecurity issues accessible for fellow staffers and lawmakers.
Gass Hake , 69, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Hake hunter Miss Sue is shown here tied up at the dock in Crescent City.
"We were ready for this one," Western Reserve coach Andy Hake said.
Ralph F Hake Address: 403 W Fourth St N. Millions % change from 2004.
In offshore waters as much as 2,000 feet deep, an interstate fleet of boats drag the bottom with destructive trawl nets for, among other species, hake.
Hake is a tremendous seafloor fishery currently impacted by overharvesting and wrought with by-catch (creatures unintentionally caught in the nets).

In science:

It s hakes and vibrates, thereby radiating off energy and angular momentum in form of gravitational radiation.
Close encounters of black holes
Several years ago I reported a survey (Hake 1998a,b,c) of pre/post test data for 62 introductory physics courses enrolling a total of 6542 students.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Unfortunately, too few teachers “shut up and listen to their students” so as to find out what they are thinking (Arons 1981). The distractors are based on my years of listening to students as they worked through the experiments in Socratic Dialogue Inducing Lab #1 “Newton’s First and Third Laws” (Hake 2001a).
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Average pre/post test scores, standard deviations, instructional methods, materials used, institutions, and instructors for each of the survey courses are tabulated and referenced in Hake (1998b).
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Various criticisms of the survey (and physics-education research generally) are countered by Hake (1998c).
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort