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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stoke(verb)

    stir up or tend; of a fire


  1. Stoke(ProperNoun)


  2. Origin: 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

  2. Stoke(verb)

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

  3. Stoke(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The public interest would be served by the FBI providing the facts, rather than allowing Republicans to stoke innuendo and falsehoods 11 days away from a presidential election.

  5. 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.

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