Stoke Definition

stoked, stokes, stoking
To stir up and feed fuel to (a fire, furnace, etc.)
Webster's New World
To feed fuel to and tend the fire of (a furnace).
American Heritage
To tend (a furnace, boiler, etc.)
Webster's New World
To feed or eat large quantities of food; fill (up)
Webster's New World
A basic unit in the CGS system, equal to the viscosity of a fluid, measured in poises, divided by the density of the fluid, measured in grams per cubic centimeter (0.0001 square meter per second): abbrev. St.
Webster's New World

Origin of Stoke

  • From Middle English stoken, from Middle Dutch stoken (“to poke, thrust") or Middle Low German stoken (“to poke, thrust"), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *stukōnÄ… (“to be stiff, push"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teug- (“to push, beat"). Cognate with Middle High German stoken (“to pierce, jab"), Norwegian Nynorsk stauka (“to push, thrust"). Alternative etymology derives the Middle English word from Old French estoquer, estochier (“to thrust, strike"), from the same Germanic source. More at stock.

    From Wiktionary

  • From a back-formation of stoker, apparently from Dutch stoker, from Dutch stoken (“to kindle a fire, incite, instigate"), from Middle Dutch stoken (“to poke, thrust"), from stock (“stick, stock"), see: tandenstoker. Ultimately the same word as above.

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  • Back-formation from stoker

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Misconstruction of stokes

    From Wiktionary

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