yoke

1
[ yohk ]
/ yoʊk /
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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.

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Origin of yoke

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

synonym study for yoke

2. See pair.

OTHER WORDS FROM yoke

yokeless, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective

Definition for yoke (2 of 2)

yoke2
[ yohk ]
/ yoʊk /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for yoke

yoke
/ (jəʊk) /

noun plural yokes or yoke

verb

Derived forms of yoke

yokeless, 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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Medical definitions for yoke

yoke
[ yōk ]

n.

jugum
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