noun, plural yokes for 1, 3–20, yoke for 2.
- the time during which a plowman and team work without stopping; a period of plowing.
- a measure or area of land equal to over 50 but less than 60 acres.
verb (used with object), yoked, yok·ing.
verb (used without object), yoked, yok·ing.
Origin of yoke1
Synonyms for yoke
Related Words for yokedbuckle, secure, unite, wed, conjugate, couple, conjoin, associate, tack, hitch, attach, harness, link, connect, splice, tie, combine, fasten, strap, fix
Examples from the Web for yoked
Contemporary Examples of yoked
But does South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford really deserve to be yoked to David Vitter, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and John Ensign?Mark Sanford Is a Romantic Hero
June 26, 2009
Historical Examples of yoked
I have been yoked to my push-cart by the immortal gods; and soon my turn and trial will end.The Book of Khalid
And after the marriage his steeds were yoked and they set out for Babylon.
And when he had all he needed, the steeds were yoked, and he set off.
Sometimes they were yoked with a goose-yoke made of a shingle with a hole in it.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
Tiresias came next, in a basalt chariot, yoked to royal steeds.The Infernal Marriage
noun plural yokes or yoke
Word Origin for yoke
Old English geocian, from yoke (n.). Related: Yoked; yoking.
Old English geoc "yoke," earlier geoht "pair of draft animals," from Proto-Germanic *yukam (cf. Old Saxon juk, Old Norse ok, Danish aag, Middle Dutch joc, Dutch juk, Old High German joh, German joch, Gothic juk "yoke"), from PIE *jugom "joining" (see jugular). Figurative sense of "heavy burden, oppression, servitude" was in Old English.