Yoke Yoke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yoked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yoking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen. [1913 Webster]

2. To couple; to join with another. ``Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers.'' --2 Cor. vi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine. [1913 Webster]

Then were they yoked with garrisons. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The words and promises that yoke The conqueror are quickly broke. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • YOKE — (Heb. עוֹל). In the Bible The yoke was usually made from a circular wooden halter which was placed on the animal s neck, and harnessed to a plow, cart, or other vehicle. Pegs, two on each side, with the neck of the animal between them, were… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Yoke — (y[=o]k), n. [OE. yok, [yogh]oc, AS. geoc; akin to D. juk, OHG. joh, G. joch, Icel. & Sw. ok, Dan. aag, Goth. juk, Lith. jungas, Russ. igo, L. jugum, Gr. zy gon, Skr. yuga, and to L. jungere to join, Gr. ?, Skr. yui. [root]109, 280. Cf. {Join},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yoke — [yōk] n. pl. yokes or yoke [ME yok < OE geoc, akin to Ger joch < IE * yugo (> Sans yuga, L jungere, jugum, Gr zeugma, Welsh iau, OSlav igo) < base * yeu , to join] 1. a wooden frame or bar with loops or bows at either end, fitted… …   English World dictionary

  • yoke — ► NOUN 1) a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to a plough or cart that they pull in unison. 2) (pl. same or yokes) a pair of yoked animals. 3) a frame fitting over the neck and shoulders of a person,… …   English terms dictionary

  • Yoke — Yoke, v. i. To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate. [1913 Webster] We ll yoke together, like a double shadow. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yoke — yoke, yolk A yoke is a wooden crosspiece of the kind fixed over the necks of work animals. A yolk is the yellow part of an egg (and is related to the word yellow) …   Modern English usage

  • yoke — [n] bondage, bond burden, chain, coupling, enslavement, helotry, knot, ligament, ligature, link, nexus, oppression, peonage, serfdom, service, servility, servitude, slavery, tie; concepts 513,677 yoke [v] bond together; join associate, attach,… …   New thesaurus

  • yoke — index bondage, curb, fetter, incorporate (include), join (bring together), lock, subjection …   Law dictionary

  • yoke — *couple, pair, brace …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Yoke — For other uses, see Yoke (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Egg yolk. Withers yoke A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs, as oxen… …   Wikipedia

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