What is coke 1






the solid product resulting from the destructive distillation of coal in an oven or closed chamber or by imperfect combustion, consisting principally of carbon: used chiefly as a fuel in metallurgy to reduce metallic oxides to metals.

verb (used with or without object),coked,cok·ing.

to convert into or become coke.

Words nearby coke

coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, coitus reservatus, cojones, coke, coke oven, coked-up, cokehead, coker, cokernut

Origin of coke


1375–1425;late Middle Englishcolke, coke, equivalent to Old Englishcolcoal + -(o)ca-ock


coke·like, cok·y, adjective

Definition for coke (2 of 4)




verb (used with object)

to drug (oneself), especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).

Origin of coke


1905–10,Americanism; short for cocaine

Definition for coke (3 of 4)


noun(sometimes lowercase)South Midland and Southern U.S.

a carbonated soft drink.

Origin of Coke


from Coke, the brand name of a carbonated cola drink

Definition for coke (4 of 4)


or Cooke


Sir Edward,1552–1634,English jurist and writer on law.

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  • The views of Coke and Hale give the best exposition of it in the 17th century.

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British Dictionary definitions for coke (1 of 4)



a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals

any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel


to become or convert into coke

Word Origin for coke

C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for coke (2 of 4)



slang short for cocaine

British Dictionary definitions for coke (3 of 4)



trademark short for Coca-Cola

British Dictionary definitions for coke (4 of 4)



Sir Edward. 1552–1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work

(kʊk) Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752–1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk

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Medical definitions for coke

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Words related to coke

soot, graphite, sugar, crack, poison, narcotic, cast, pig, lead, coal, replica, copy, charcoal, blow, snow, ice, crystal, stuff, snort, mojo