What does stoke mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stokeverb

    stir up or tend; of a fire


  1. Stokenoun


  2. Etymology: From stoken, from stoken or stoken, ultimately from stukōnan, from (s)teug-. Cognate with stoken, dialectal stauka. Alterantive etymology derives the Middle English word from estoquer, estochier, from the same source. More at stock.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stoke

    Etymology: stoak, seem to come from the Saxon stocce , signifying the stock or body of a tree. Edmund Gibson Camden.


  1. stoke

    A stoke generally refers to two possible terms: 1) Stroke in medical terms: It's a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death, leading to part or permanent body dysfunction or death. 2) Stoke in terms of action: To stroke something means to move a hand, another part of the body, or an object gently back and forth over something while touching it lightly. It is typically seen in the act of petting an animal, combing hair, or applying paint with a brush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stokeverb

    to stick; to thrust; to stab

  2. Stokeverb

    to poke or stir up, as a fire; hence, to tend, as the fire of a furnace, boiler, etc

  3. Stokeverb

    to poke or stir up a fire; hence, to tend the fires of furnaces, steamers, etc

  4. Etymology: [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. Stoke

    Stoke is a civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, England, to the south of Allhallows, on the north of the Medway Estuary. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,063. The two small villages of Lower Stoke and Stoke stand on low lying fertile farmland that is at most 17m above highwater. The farmland descends to the Stoke Saltings – a maze of intricate channels and small islands beloved by wading birds. The church of Saints Peter and Paul is in Stoke; it was an appendage to the Manor of Great Hoo. The building contains some Norman and Early English work dating from 1175. It has no spire. In Saxon Days the manor was called Andescohesham the Domesday Book called it Estoches and Soches. It was passed with other lands by Eadberht, son of King Wihtred of Kent to the See of Rochester for "the good of his soul and the remission of sins". Due to its low lying nature, Stoke has often suffered flooding, such as in 1158, 1235, 1309, 1682, and 1735 when ploughmen were swept from their fields as the sea broke through. Also, in 1791, 1854, 1874, and 1897, Stoke was cut off from the Isle of Grain for a week. In 1720 Manor Farm was leased to Jacob Sawbridge, one of the South Sea Bubble directors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stoke

    stōk, v.i. to stir or tend a fire.—ns. Stoke′-hole, the space about the mouth of a furnace: the space allotted to the stokers: a hole in a reverberatory furnace for introducing a stirring-tool; Stōk′er, one who, or that which, feeds a furnace with fuel. [Dut.,—stoken, to light a fire, stok, a stick.]


  1. Stoke

    Stoke develops carrier-class mobile broadband gateways specifically engineered to enable mobile and converged network operators to maximize the economic returns of their 3G mobile networks.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STOKE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stoke is ranked #25620 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stoke surname appeared 963 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stoke.

    87.9% or 847 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 54 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 12 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stoke in a Sentence

  1. Willy Lam:

    Xi's major objective is to stoke the flames of nationalism, especially among the young people. They're proud of what Xi is doing for China's position in the world.

  2. Luke Nelson:

    The simple truth, this is a political matter, and one that has the potential to stoke even more division than we already have in our public schools, where we represent families of vastly diverse political backgrounds, if individual families or communities want to take political stands for their personal beliefs, we believe that they should and we will support them all the way through it. But implementing a policy to support any political organization is reckless and not the purpose of our public schools.

  3. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    People are angry. People have looked at the last seven years, and they are understandably very anxious, very frustrated, and hurting, but the solution isn't to call names. It isn't to stoke anger for political gain.

  4. Marko Grilc:

    Snowboarding is so simple, it's basically just shredding down the mountain on a piece of wood, just the stoke that you get from riding, from doing a sick line, and the happiness I saw out here was unreal. I'm sure this crew of people will have stories to tell for years to come.

  5. Chris Koster:

    The Republicans are talking about' riots' in Ferguson... but Black Lives Matter activists talk about it in a way that is intended to stoke division.

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