AskDefine | Define stoke

Dictionary Definition

stoke v : stir up or tend; of a fire

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stoke transitive or intransitive
  1. To stir up and feed (a fire or furnace)


to stir up and feed


  1. A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per millilitre

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Stoke may refer to the following:

Place names

United Kingdom

  • Stoke is one of the most common place names in the United Kingdom and in historical documents.
Originally from the Old English 'stoc' meaning 'place', it came to be used in two special senses, i) a religious place and ii) a secondary settlement (see Roome ISBN 0 7475 0170 X)
It can refer to any of the following places:

New Zealand


See also

  • Stokes (in particular, stoke is an erroneous singular of stokes (sing. and pl), a unit of kinematic viscosity)
  • Stoked, a film
stoke in Norwegian: Stoke

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bank, burn, chafe, coal, conflagrate, cook, detonate, electric-heat, enkindle, explode, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fill up, fire, fire up, foment, fuel, fuel up, fulminate, gas-heat, heat, hot, hot up, hot-air-heat, hot-water-heat, ignite, inflame, kindle, light, light up, mull, oil, overheat, preheat, recook, refuel, reheat, rekindle, relight, relume, set fire to, set on fire, steam, stir the fire, stoke the fire, stoke up, strike a light, superheat, tepefy, top off, torch, touch off, warm, warm over, warm up
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