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Cooke

[koo k]
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noun
  1. (Alfred) Alistair,1908–2004, English journalist and broadcaster.
  2. Coke, Sir Edward.
  3. Jay,1821–1905, U.S. financier.
  4. Terence (James), Cardinal,1921–83, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman: archbishop of New York 1968–83.
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Coke2

or Cooke

[koo k]
noun
  1. Sir Edward,1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
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  • The year of the telegraph—1837—was an important one for Morse, as it was for Cooke and Wheatstone.

  • If it was mainly invented by Wheatstone, it was chiefly introduced by Cooke.

  • Cooke, on the other hand, declared that his sole object was to make a fortune from the scheme.

  • The latter had given Cooke fresh hopes of success when he was worn and discouraged.

  • There are those who claim that he was unjust to Cooke, making him more of a drunkard than he really was.

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    William Dunlap


British Dictionary definitions for cooke

Cooke

noun
  1. Norman, real name Quentin Cooke, also known as Fatboy Slim. born 1963, British disc jockey, pop musician, and record producer; hit records include You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998) and "Praise You" (2001)
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coke1

noun
  1. a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
  2. any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
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verb
  1. to become or convert into coke
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Word Origin

C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin

coke2

noun
  1. slang short for cocaine
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Coke1

noun
  1. trademark short for Coca-Cola
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Coke2

noun
  1. Sir Edward. 1552–1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
  2. (kʊk) Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752–1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk
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Word Origin and History for cooke

coke

n.1

"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."

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Coke

soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.

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coke

n.2

shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cooke in Medicine

coke

(kōk)
n.
  1. Cocaine.
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