- coal from which most of the gases have been removed by heating: it burns with intense heat and little smoke, and is used as an industrial fuel
- a solid residue left after the distillation of petroleum or other liquid hydrocarbons
Origin of coke; from Middle English colke, core, charcoal (the unconsumed “core” of burned wood) ; from Indo-European an unverified form gel-ĝ-, rounded ; from base an unverified form gel-: see claw
tr. & intr.v.coked coked, cok·ing, cokes
Origin of cokePerhaps from Middle English colk, core.
transitive verbcoked coked, cok·ing, cokes
(third-person singular simple present cokes, present participle coking, simple past and past participle coked)
- To produce coke from coal.
- (intransitive) To turn into coke.
Perhaps from Middle English colke.
- (informal, slang, uncountable) Cocaine.
Originated circa 1908 in American English as a shortening of cocaine.
- Alternative capitalization of Coke.
- A genericized trademark for cola
1909, from the name of the American company Coca-Cola and the beverage it produced.
Abbreviation of Coca-Cola.