verb (used with object), stoked, stok·ing.
verb (used without object), stoked, stok·ing.
Origin of stoke1
Origin of stoke2
Examples from the Web for stokes
Contemporary Examples of stokes
But even though Stokes is a big fan, he acknowledges it might be too early to tell whether the fashion industry will embrace him.
Stokes says he was disappointed when one of the mainstream underwear brands passed on the idea.
Dudley ‘Tal’ Stokes, founding member of the team, answers questions on what really happened.
“After the trial and the appeals it is easy to ask yourself what could we have done better,” said Stokes.‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’: Its Road to the Academy Awards
February 22, 2012
He has been living in Europe in recent years, but maintains a high profile—and stokes his fan base--online.White Supremacist Stampede
July 5, 2011
Historical Examples of stokes
All I ask, said Stokes, is to be laid by that officer that I may die in his presence.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
A distinct picture came to him of his classroom and old Doctor Stokes.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Old Mr. Stokes, the family attorney, was the only lawyer they knew.
All the concerns of the family had been managed by Mr. Stokes.
Mr. Stokes was an honest man who disliked trouble of this kind.
Word Origin for stokes
Word Origin for stoke
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]