Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  2. (noun, state) an oppressive power
    they threw off the yoke of domination
  3. (noun, quantity) two items of the same kind
  4. (noun, group) a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
  5. (noun, artifact) support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
  6. (noun, artifact) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  7. (noun, artifact) stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  8. (verb, contact) become joined or linked together
  9. (verb, contact) link with or as with a yoke
  10. (verb, contact) put a yoke on or join with a yoke

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Antonyms of Yoke


Origin of the word Yoke

  1. O.E. geoc "yoke," earlier geoht "pair of draft animals," from P.Gmc. *yukam (cf. O.S. juk, O.N. ok, Dan. aag, M.Du. joc, Du. juk, O.H.G. joh, Ger. joch, Goth. juk "yoke"), from PIE *jugom "joining" (see jugular). Figurative sense of "heavy burden, oppression, servitude" was in O.E. The verb is f… more

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Words that sound like Yoke

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