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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stoke(verb)

    stir up or tend; of a fire


  1. Stoke(ProperNoun)


    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoke(verb)

    to stick; to thrust; to stab

    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.]

  2. Stoke(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Stoke(verb)

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

    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.

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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. Donald Trump:

    But the solution isn't to call names. It isn't to stoke anger for political gain.

  2. Rodrigo Londono:

    It is not fair to conclude with so much ease that accords reached without your presence constitute a betrayal of the country, nor should you continue to stoke rancor and revenge in the minds of a large portion of Colombians.

  3. 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.

  4. Heather Nauert:

    The facts don’t back up the Washington Post’s reporting. This is an irresponsible attempt to create division and stoke fear among American citizens while attempting to inflame tensions over immigration, under the Trump Administration, domestic passport denials for so called ‘midwife cases’ are at a 6-year low. The reporting is a political cheap shot.

  5. Jorge Elorza:

    If it was about executing a public policy President Donald Trump wouldn't give the heads up to these folks that these round ups and raids are coming, the goal... is to stoke fear in the broader immigrant community and to do it in a way that feeds red meat to their political base.

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