- exhilarated; excited.
- intoxicated or stupefied with a drug; high.
Origin of stoked
- to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
- to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
- to shake up the coals of a fire.
- to tend a fire or furnace.
Origin of stoke1
Examples from the Web for stoked
I was stoked that we were able to get together to put out Rkives.Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie
August 17, 2014
The Blue Jasmine director also addresses the rumor Ronan Farrow is not his son, stoked by Farrow himself.Woody Allen Fires Back: Dylan Farrow Was Brainwashed By Her Mother, Mia Farrow
February 8, 2014
Twitter and other social media have stoked fan loyalty, Sloane says.How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead
January 30, 2014
For decades now, hawks like Kristol and groups like AIPAC have stoked American Jewish fears of a second Holocaust.No, Obama’s Iran Deal Was Not a Munich-Style Surrender
November 25, 2013
Pope Francis's trip to Brazil this week has captured hearts and minds as well as stoked pride among officialdom in Rio de Janeiro.Pope Francis, ‘the Maker of Traffic Jams’
July 26, 2013
The fire had been stoked in his absence, and was now burning gloriously.Mary Gray
The fireman threw open the furnace-door and stoked the fire as we approached.Aladdin & Co.
Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm
He lighted up the furnace with dry wood, then stoked it full of coal.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
In one case he stoked the furnaces of a coal mine for a week.A Captain in the Ranks
George Cary Eggleston
- NZ informal very pleased; elatedreally stoked to have got the job
- to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
- (tr) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
Word Origin and History for stoked
1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:
Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]
- A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.