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YOKE, n. [G., L., Gr.]

1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen; by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.

2. A mark of servitude; slavery; bondage.

Our country sinks beneath the yoke.

3. A chain; a link; a bond of connection; as the yoke of marriage.

4. A couple; a pair; as a yoke of oxen.

5. Service.

My yoke is easy. Matthew 11.

YOKE, v.t.

1. To put a yoke on; to join in a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.

2. To couple; to join with another.

Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb.

3. To enslave; to bring into bondage.

4. To restrain; to confine. Libertines like not to be yoked in marriage.

The words and promises that yoke the conqueror, are quickly broke.



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YOKE, n. [G., L., Gr.]

1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen; by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.

2. A mark of servitude; slavery; bondage.

Our country sinks beneath the yoke.

3. A chain; a link; a bond of connection; as the yoke of marriage.

4. A couple; a pair; as a yoke of oxen.

5. Service.

My yoke is easy. Matthew 11.

YOKE, v.t.

1. To put a yoke on; to join in a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.

2. To couple; to join with another.

Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb.

3. To enslave; to bring into bondage.

4. To restrain; to confine. Libertines like not to be yoked in marriage.

The words and promises that yoke the conqueror, are quickly broke.

YOKE, n. [Sax. geoc or ioc; D. juk; G. joch; Sw. ok; Sans. yuga or yuj; Pers. yugh, yoo; W. jau; Fr. joug; It. giogo; Sp. yugo; L. jugum; Gr. ζευγος; Slav. Russ. igo; Ch. Syr. and Ar. זוג zug, to join, L. jungo, Gr. ξυγοω.]

  1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen; by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.
  2. A mark of servitude; slavery; bondage. Our country sinks beneath the yoke. – Shak.
  3. A chain; a link; a bond of connection; as, the yoke of marriage. – Dryden.
  4. A couple; a pair; as, a yoke of oxen.
  5. Service. My yoke is easy. – Matth. xi.

YOKE, v.t.

  1. To put a yoke on; to join in a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.
  2. To couple; to join with another. Cassius you are yoked with a lamb. – Shak.
  3. To enslave; to bring into bondage. – Shak.
  4. To restrain; to confine. Libertines like not to be yoked in marriage. The words and promises that yoke The conqueror, are quickly broke. – Hudibras.

Yoke
  1. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

    A yearling bullock to thy name shall smoke,
    Untamed, unconscious of the galling yoke.
    Pope.

    * The modern yoke for oxen is usually a piece of timber hollowed, or made curving, near each end, and laid on the necks of the oxen, being secured in place by two bows, one inclosing each neck, and fastened through the timber. In some countries the yoke consists of a flat piece of wood fastened to the foreheads of the oxen by thongs about the horns.

  2. To put a yoke on] to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.
  3. To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.

    We 'll yoke together, like a double shadow. Shak.

  4. A clamp or similar piece that embraces two other parts to hold or unite them in their respective or relative positions, as a strap connecting a slide valve to the valve stem, or the soft iron block or bar permanently connecting the pole pieces of an electromagnet, as in a dynamo.
  5. A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.

    Specifically: (a)
  6. To couple; to join with another.

    "Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers." 2 Cor. vi. 14.

    Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb. Shak.

  7. Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.

    Boweth your neck under that blissful yoke . . .
    Which that men clepeth spousal or wedlock.
    Chaucer.

    This yoke of marriage from us both remove. Dryden.

  8. To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.

    Then were they yoked with garrisons. Milton.

    The words and promises that yoke
    The conqueror are quickly broke.
    Hudibras.

  9. A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.

    Our country sinks beneath the yoke. Shak.

    My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt. xi. 30.

  10. Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.

    I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them. Luke xiv. 19.

  11. The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.

    [Obs.] Gardner.
  12. A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.

    [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

    Neck yoke, Pig yoke. See under Neck, and Pig. -- Yoke elm (Bot.), the European hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus), a small tree with tough white wood, often used for making yokes for cattle.

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Yoke

YOKE, noun [G., Latin , Gr.]

1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen; by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.

2. A mark of servitude; slavery; bondage.

Our country sinks beneath the yoke

3. A chain; a link; a bond of connection; as the yoke of marriage.

4. A couple; a pair; as a yoke of oxen.

5. Service.

My yoke is easy. Matthew 11:29.

YOKE, verb transitive

1. To put a yoke on; to join in a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.

2. To couple; to join with another.

Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb.

3. To enslave; to bring into bondage.

4. To restrain; to confine. Libertines like not to be yoked in marriage.

The words and promises that yoke the conqueror, are quickly broke.

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