What does spoke mean?

Definitions for spoke
spoʊkspoke

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word spoke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoke, wheel spoke, radiusnoun

    support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

  2. rundle, spoke, rungnoun

    one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

Wiktionary

  1. spokenoun

    A piece that fits between the axle and the round outside, or rim, of a wheel.

  2. spokeverb

    To furnish (a wheel) with spokes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spokenoun

    The bar of a wheel that passes from the nave to the felly.

    Etymology: spaca , Saxon; speiche, German.

    All you gods,
    In general synod take away her power;
    Break all the spokes and fellies of her wheel,
    And bowl the round nave down the hill of heav’n. William Shakespeare.

    No heir e’er drove so fine a coach;
    The spokes, we are by Ovid told,
    Were silver, and the axle gold. Jonathan Swift.

  2. Spokethe preterite of speak.

    They spoke best in the glory of their conquest. Thomas Sprat.

Wikipedia

  1. Spoke

    A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally referred to portions of a log that had been riven (split lengthwise) into four or six sections. The radial members of a wagon wheel were made by carving a spoke (from a log) into their finished shape. A spokeshave is a tool originally developed for this purpose. Eventually, the term spoke was more commonly applied to the finished product of the wheelwright's work, than to the materials they used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoke

    of Speak

  2. Spoke

    of Speak

  3. Spoke

    imp. of Speak

  4. Spokenoun

    the radius or ray of a wheel; one of the small bars which are inserted in the hub, or nave, and which serve to support the rim or felly

  5. Spokenoun

    a projecting handle of a steering wheel

  6. Spokenoun

    a rung, or round, of a ladder

  7. Spokenoun

    a contrivance for fastening the wheel of a vehicle, to prevent it from turning in going down a hill

  8. Spokeverb

    to furnish with spokes, as a wheel

  9. Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

Freebase

  1. Spoke

    A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel, connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally referred to portions of a log which had been split lengthwise into four or six sections. The radial members of a wagon wheel were made by carving a spoke into their finished shape. A spokeshave is a tool originally developed for this purpose. Eventually, the term spoke was more commonly applied to the finished product of the wheelwright's work, than to the materials he used.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spoke

    spōk, pa.t. of speak.

  2. Spoke

    spōk, n. one of the bars from the nave to the rim of a wheel.—Put a spoke in one's wheel, to thwart a person by some impediment. [A.S. spáca; Dut. speek, Ger. speiche.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. spoke

    The portion of the hub and spoke distribution system that refers to transportation mode operators responsible for scheduled delivery to a customer of the

CrunchBase

  1. Spoke

    Spoke is a Personal Connections Management Service that enables people to leverage their lifetime of personal contacts to discover and re-connect with specific persons that can help them with current needs " even if they no longer remember their names or how they originally met.Provided as a cloud-based service, Spoke aggregates information about people you have met from your email and address books. And, utilizing its unique crowd-sourcing technology, Spoke ensures you can reach your connections wherever they are with your favorite means of communication.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1523

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1532

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spoke in a Sentence

  1. Rhea Combs:

    The film has a positive, affirming, and timely message for African American presence and representation, it ticked a lot of the larger mission points with respect to the Museum and spoke to this dynamic and historic moment in African American history.

  2. Ken Welch:

    ( Romney) did everything he could -- probably more than any man in America -- to get Hillary Clinton elected, he had national news conferences, and spoke on Fox News, to announce that Donald Trump was a fraud, he was a lousy business man. He's a' Never Trumper,'.

  3. Jimmy Smits:

    His character energy is a lot different than the bouncy, Victor Sifuentes -- forget about the fabulous 27 years or something in between, he is a pillar of the legal community, not only because he's older, but also the types of cases that he's handled and the significance of his work in the community. It just spoke to me in terms of what his energy needs to be, at least on the outside, because TV's kind of fluid : different things can happen, but you need to feel like he's a rock.

  4. Richard Yu:

    Tim Cook spoke up for that (privacy) ... for us it is really very important, i think it's good letting the government understand why we cannot do some things. There are some things we can do, but there are some things we cannot do.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability. I can not tell you how many people our campaign has spoke to and said, and I quote,' I like what your campaign stands for, I agree with what your campaign stands for, but I'm going to vote for Joe Biden because I think Joe Biden is the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump,' we have heard that statement all over this country. Needless to say, I strongly disagree with that assertion, but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe.

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