yoke

1
[ yohk ]
/ yoʊk /
||

noun, plural yokes for 1, 3–20, yoke for 2.

verb (used with object), yoked, yok·ing.

verb (used without object), yoked, yok·ing.

to be or become joined, linked, or united.

Nearby words

  1. yogyakarta,
  2. yohimbe,
  3. yohimbine,
  4. yoicks,
  5. yok,
  6. yoke front,
  7. yokefellow,
  8. yokel,
  9. yoker,
  10. yokkaichi

Origin of yoke

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English yok(e), Old English geoc; cognate with Dutch juk, German Joch, Old Norse ok, Latin jugum, Greek zygón, Hittite yugan, Sanskrit yuga; (v.) Middle English yoken, Old English geocian, derivative of the noun

Related formsyoke·less, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective

yoke

2
[ yohk ]
/ yoʊk /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for yoke

yoke

/ (jəʊk) /

noun plural yokes or yoke

verb

Derived Formsyokeless, adjective

Word Origin for yoke

Old English geoc; related to Old High German ioh, Old Norse ok, Gothic juk, Latin iugum, Sanskrit yugam

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Medicine definitions for yoke

yoke

[ yōk ]

n.

jugum

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