- Carl B(urton),1927–1996, U.S. politician: the first black mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio, 1967–71).
- Sir Frederick Wilfrid Scott,1860–1927, British inventor and engineer.
- Sir George Gabriel,1819–1903, British physicist and mathematician, born in Ireland.
- 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
- a unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poises divided by the density of the fluid in grams per cubic centimeter.
Origin of stoke2
Examples from the Web for 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
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.
- the cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poise divided by its density in grams per cubic centimetre. 1 stokes is equivalent to 10 –4 square metre per secondSymbol: St
- 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 stokes
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]
- British physician. Known especially for his studies of diseases of the chest and heart, he expanded on the observations of John Cheyne in describing the breathing irregularity now known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration.
- 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.
- The unit of kinematic viscosity in the centimeter-gram-second system, measured in square centimeters per second. See more at viscosity.
- Irish mathematician and physicist who investigated the wave theory of light and described the phenomena of diffraction (1849) and fluorescence (1852) and the nature of x-rays. He also investigated fluid dynamics, developing the modern theory of motion of viscous fluids. A unit of kinematic viscosity is named for him.