Definition for spoke (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), spoked, spok·ing.
Origin of spoke2
Related formsspoke·less, adjective
Definition for spoke (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
verb (used with object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
- to intercede for or recommend; speak in behalf of.
- to express or articulate the views of; represent.
- to choose or prefer; have reserved for oneself: This item is already spoken for.
Origin of speak
SYNONYMS FOR speak
Related formsspeak·a·ble, adjectivespeak·a·ble·ness, nounspeak·a·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for spoke
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
But many I spoke to felt that even when the police were making arrests, they were frequently focused on the wrong issues.
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.
The detectives located and spoke to one person whom Brinsley had asked to help him upload something.
I thought him ten years less, and he spoke with the dogmatism of youth.The Grey Room|Eden Phillpotts
As he spoke the light disappeared, and a fresh one appeared from astern.The Black Bar|George Manville Fenn
There was silence then for a few moments before he spoke again.By Birth a Lady|George Manville Fenn
Mr. Hull spoke briefly of his reason for calling the meeting.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
Mrs. Chattaway buried her elbow on the sofa-cushion, and pressed her hand to her face, half covering it, before she spoke.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (2 of 3)
Word Origin for spoke
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (3 of 3)
verb speaks, speaking, spoke or spoken
Derived Formsspeakable, adjective
Word Origin for speak
Idioms and Phrases with spoke
In addition to the idioms beginning with speak
- speak down to
- speak for
- speak of the devil
- speak one's mind
- speak one's piece
- speak out
- speak out of turn
- speak the same language
- speak too soon
- speak up
- speak volumes
- actions speak louder than words
- in a manner of speaking
- nothing to speak of
- not to mention (speak of)
- on speaking terms
- so to speak
- to speak of