Definition of Poke

1. Noun. Tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous.

Exact synonyms: Garget, Phytolacca Americana, Pigeon Berry, Scoke
Generic synonyms: Pokeweed



2. Verb. Poke or thrust abruptly. "He jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Exact synonyms: Dig, Jab, Prod, Stab
Generic synonyms: Thrust
Derivative terms: Dig, Jab, Jabbing, Poking, Prod

3. Noun. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.

4. Verb. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way. "This guy is always nosing around the office"
Exact synonyms: Horn In, Intrude, Nose, Pry
Generic synonyms: Look, Search
Derivative terms: Nose, Prying
Also: Nose Out

5. Noun. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.
Exact synonyms: Carrier Bag, Paper Bag, Sack
Generic synonyms: Bag
Specialized synonyms: Doggie Bag, Doggy Bag, Grocery Bag
Derivative terms: Sack

6. Verb. Stir by poking. "Poke the embers in the fireplace"
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex
Derivative terms: Poker

7. Noun. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow). "He made a thrusting motion with his fist"
Exact synonyms: Jab, Jabbing, Poking, Thrust, Thrusting
Generic synonyms: Gesture
Derivative terms: Jab, Jab, Thrust, Thrust

8. Verb. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument. "The fighter managed to poke his opponent"; "A bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
Exact synonyms: Pound, Thump
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Pound, Pounding, Thump

9. Noun. (boxing) a blow with the fist. "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Exact synonyms: Biff, Clout, Lick, Punch, Slug
Specialized synonyms: Counter, Counterpunch, Parry, Haymaker, Knockout Punch, Ko Punch, Sunday Punch, Hook, Jab, Rabbit Punch, Sucker Punch
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Biff, Clout, Punch, Slug

10. Verb. Make a hole by poking.
Generic synonyms: Pierce

Definition of Poke

1. n. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.

2. n. A bag; a sack; a pocket.

3. v. t. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.

4. v. i. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.

5. n. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.

Definition of Poke

1. Verb. To prod or jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick. (defdate from later 14th c.) ¹

2. Verb. To poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To rummage as in ''to poke about in.'' (defdate from early 19th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive computing) To modify the value stored in (a memory address). ¹

5. Noun. (US slang) A lazy person; a dawdler. ¹

6. Noun. (US slang) A stupid or uninteresting person. ¹

7. Noun. (American English) A device to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) The storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game. ¹

9. Noun. (context: now regional) A sack or bag. (defdate from early 13th c.) ¹

10. Noun. (Scotland Northern Ireland) An ice cream cone. ¹

11. Noun. (dialectal) Pokeweed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poke

1. to push or prod [v POKED, POKING, POKES] : POKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Poke

1. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. Decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to colour wine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poke

poitevinite
poitrel
poitrels
poitrinaire
poitrinal
poitrinals
poitrine d'agneau
poivoit
poivoits
poize
poizes
poka-yoke
pokable
pokal
pokals
poke (current term)
poke along
poke at
poke bonnet
poke borack
poke borax
poke box
poke check
poke fun
poke into
poke milkweed
poke one's nose into
poke out
poke salad
poke salads

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