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Gleason used to rack balls for me when he was a kid in Brooklyn and in Long Island.
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Meaning of "rack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RACK

Rekke, probably from Middle Dutch rec framework; related to Old High German recchen to stretch, Old Norse rekja to spread out.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RACK

rack  [ræk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rack is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rack in English.

WHAT DOES RACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rack in the English dictionary

The first definition of rack in the dictionary is a framework for holding, carrying, or displaying a specific load or object. Other definition of rack is a toothed bar designed to engage a pinion to form a mechanism that will interconvert rotary and rectilinear motions. Rack is also a framework fixed to an aircraft for carrying bombs, rockets, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RACK

PRESENT

Present
I rack
you rack
he/she/it racks
we rack
you rack
they rack
Present continuous
I am racking
you are racking
he/she/it is racking
we are racking
you are racking
they are racking
Present perfect
I have racked
you have racked
he/she/it has racked
we have racked
you have racked
they have racked
Present perfect continuous
I have been racking
you have been racking
he/she/it has been racking
we have been racking
you have been racking
they have been racking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I racked
you racked
he/she/it racked
we racked
you racked
they racked
Past continuous
I was racking
you were racking
he/she/it was racking
we were racking
you were racking
they were racking
Past perfect
I had racked
you had racked
he/she/it had racked
we had racked
you had racked
they had racked
Past perfect continuous
I had been racking
you had been racking
he/she/it had been racking
we had been racking
you had been racking
they had been racking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rack
you will rack
he/she/it will rack
we will rack
you will rack
they will rack
Future continuous
I will be racking
you will be racking
he/she/it will be racking
we will be racking
you will be racking
they will be racking
Future perfect
I will have racked
you will have racked
he/she/it will have racked
we will have racked
you will have racked
they will have racked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been racking
you will have been racking
he/she/it will have been racking
we will have been racking
you will have been racking
they will have been racking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rack
you would rack
he/she/it would rack
we would rack
you would rack
they would rack
Conditional continuous
I would be racking
you would be racking
he/she/it would be racking
we would be racking
you would be racking
they would be racking
Conditional perfect
I would have rack
you would have rack
he/she/it would have rack
we would have rack
you would have rack
they would have rack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been racking
you would have been racking
he/she/it would have been racking
we would have been racking
you would have been racking
they would have been racking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rack
we let´s rack
you rack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rack
Past participle
racked
Present Participle
racking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RACK

racist
rack and pinion railway
rack off
rack one´s brains
rack railway
rack saw
rack up
rack-and-pinion
rack-rent
rack-renter
rackabones
racker
racket
racket press
racket sports
racket-tail
racketeer
racketeering
racketer
racketry

WORDS THAT END LIKE RACK

attack
back
black
crack
Cuttack
feedback
get back
go back
go to the pack
hack
in the black
jack
knack
lack
outback
pack
paperback
pat on the back
the right track
track

Synonyms and antonyms of rack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rack» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rack

Translation of «rack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RACK

Find out the translation of rack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

架子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estante
570 millions of speakers

English

rack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रैक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَامِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prateleira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étagère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ständer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・掛け
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선반
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cái giá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கசக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॅक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

raf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scaffale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

półka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вішалка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cuier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ράφι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ställ
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stativ
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rack

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RACK»

The term «rack» is very widely used and occupies the 6.585 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rack

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10 QUOTES WITH «RACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rack.
1
Marc Andreessen
Qualified software engineers, managers, marketers and salespeople in Silicon Valley can rack up dozens of high-paying, high-upside job offers any time they want, while national unemployment and underemployment is sky high.
2
T. Harv Eker
If you don't have the money management skills yet, using a debit card will ensure you don't overspend and rack up debt on a credit card.
3
Donald Faison
I like the way I look in a suit, and I wish I owned more. Actually, I wish I owned suits that fit me, I should say. You can buy off the rack and think, 'Oh, this is perfect.' But then you get a tailor-made suit for you, and it's a whole different animal. You don't just look good in a suit, you feel good in a suit.
4
Minnesota Fats
Gleason used to rack balls for me when he was a kid in Brooklyn and in Long Island.
5
Tom Ford
When you are having fun and creating something you love, it shows in the product. So when a woman is sifting through a rack of clothes, somehow that piece of clothing that you had so much fun designing speaks to her; she responds to it and buys it. I believe you can actually transfer that energy to material things as you're creating them.
6
David Gilmour
I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.
7
Kirk Hammett
For 'Death Magnetic,' I used what I always use, which is my standard touring rack, which is filled with some Boogie stuff and a Marshall that I've had forever.
8
Tommy Hilfiger
You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.
9
Amy Irving
And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
10
William H. McRaven
My wife and I make the bed every morning, but it's a queen size bed today, as opposed to a rack, you know, a small single bed, which I had in basic SEAL training.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RACK»

Discover the use of rack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Watchfiends & rack screams: works from the final period
" These are translated with drama and accuracy by Clayton Eshleman, whose renditions of Vallejo and Cesaire have won widespread acclaim, including a National Book Award.
Antonin Artaud, Clayton Eshleman, Bernard Bador, 1995
2
Rack Cancer: Sharing Hope
Whitney, with bone in hand and a face full of BBQ sauce, turned to us and said, "Oh, so Mommy has rack cancer?" There you have it. From that day forward, in my little corner of the world, my medical condition became known as rack cancer.
Lori Whitney Phair, 2012
3
The Pocket Book of Pocket Billiards: The Rack, the Rules - ...
From the bestselling author of "The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf" comes an original gift: a complete miniature, working pool table, plus balls, rack, cue, and bridge, packaged with a 48-page full-color book that explains how to play ...
Mike Vago, 2011
4
Come Rack! Come Rope!
Robert Hugh Benson. CHAPTER VI. I. ROBIN drew a long breath as the door closed behind him. Then he went forward to the table, and sat on it, swinging his feet, and looking carefully and curiously round the room, so far as the darkness ...
Robert Hugh Benson, 1913
5
Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
Depending on the rock type, a few Lowe Tri-cams on your rack may prove useful. They are particularly well suited to holes, pockets, and irregular cracks where cams and nuts won't easily fit. The downside is that placements are trickier to ...
Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley, 2004
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How to Restore Triumph Tr2, Tr3 and Tr3a
TR, however, there are four adjustable ball-joints to cope with, but the principal of adjusting the tracking is exactly the same as with a rack and pinion design. The TR could actually be the easier, and certainly quicker, to track since each track ...
Roger Williams, 2002
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Handbook of Gear Design
2.1 The Basic Rack The basic rack represents the normal section of a tooth in any gear-tooth system and determines the form or shape of tooth as well as the various relations of tooth form dimensions thereof, namely, the module, the whole  ...
Gitin M. Maitra, 1994
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The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Second Edition
The example building will contain three separate sprinkler systems, with three risers at the header: one for the ceiling sprinklers, one for the in-rack sprinklers, and one for the hand-hose stations. Refer to Figures J-4 through J-9 of this text.
Mark Bromann, 2001
9
National Lampoon Magazine Rack
Parodies twenty-three well-known American magazines, including Consumer Reports, Life, Mad, Men's Health, Penthouse, Playboy, Ladies Home Journal, American Bride, the National Inquirer, TV Guide, and Ebony.
Jay Naughton, MoDMan, 2006
10
Rack, Ruin and Murder: Campbell & Carter 2
The discovery of a dead body shatters the tranquillity of a Cotswold village in Ann Granger's second Campbell and Carter mystery.When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise - the first of ...
Ann Granger, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rack is used in the context of the following news items.
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Macy's to open first 4 test off-price stores in NYC
... store chain announced it was exploring an “off-price” retailing business, throwing down the gauntlet with the likes of T.J. Maxx, Ross and a Nordstrom Rack. «The Seattle Times, May 15»
2
VCE Unveils Converged Rack With Quanta Compute and ScaleIO …
Another version of the rack can also be configured to add additional support for VMware EVO:RACK and VMware Virtual SAN software. The VxRack Systems is ... «Data Center Knowledge, May 15»
3
3 Men Sentenced in Violent Take-Over Robbery of Nordstrom Rack
Three men convicted in a violent take-over robbery at a Nordstrom Rack in Westchester, where they held more than a dozen employees hostage in 2013, were ... «KTLA, Apr 15»
4
Nordstrom Rack is headed to West Oaks in Novi
Shoppers, rejoice! Nordstrom Rack announced Tuesday that it plans to open a 33,000-square-foot store in Novi in fall 2016. It will be the state's fifth Nordstrom ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»
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With Helion Rack, HP Sticks Cloud In Another Box
All of which brings us to today, and the announcement of Helion Rack. Helion is the umbrella under which all of HP's cloud efforts shelter. It includes a public ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
6
Wine Rack, Wine Shop face major shakeup: Cohn
It's not just the Beer Store. The Wine Shop and the Wine Rack are also pillars of Ontario's stagnant alcohol retailing landscape — and now face a possible ... «Toronto Star, Mar 15»
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Nordstrom Q4 profit falls on higher costs; will open 26 Rack stores in …
The retailer is boosting capital expenditures in fiscal 2015 to $1.2 billion from $751 million last year with plans to open 27 off-price Rack stores, expand into ... «Chain Store Age, Feb 15»
8
Man Arrested Outside White House Grounds After Climbing Over …
The Secret Service arrested a man this afternoon who climbed a temporary bicycle rack outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. The attempt, which ... «ABC News, Feb 15»
9
Nordstrom Rack To Open In Folsom, Calif.
SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Palladio at ... «PR Newswire, Jan 15»
10
Mom Arrested In Nordstrom Rack Parking Lot Attack
One of last week's biggest stories — because you all obviously care more about mom-rage incidents than you care about the election, or anything — involved a ... «SFist, Nov 14»

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