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Meaning of STOKE

Pronunciation:  stowk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  stir up or tend; of a fire
 

STOKE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: tend

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stoke\, v. t. [OE. stoken, fr. D. stoken, fr. stok a
    stick (cf. OF. estoquier to thrust, stab; of Teutonic origin,
    and akin to D. stok). See {Stock}.]
    1. To stick; to thrust; to stab. [Obs.]
    
             Nor short sword for to stoke, with point biting.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    2. To poke or stir up, as a fire; hence, to tend, as the fire
       of a furnace, boiler, etc.
    
    
  2. \Stoke\, v. i.
    To poke or stir up a fire; hence, to tend the fires of
    furnaces, steamers, etc.
    
    
 

 

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