Stokes

Stokes

[stohks]
noun
1.
Carl B(urton) 1927–1996, U.S. politician: the first black mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio, 1967–71).
2.
Sir Frederick Wilfrid Scott, 1860–1927, British inventor and engineer.
3.
Sir George Gabriel, 1819–1903, British physicist and mathematician, born in Ireland.
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stoke

1 [stohk]
verb (used with object), stoked, stoking.
1.
to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
2.
to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
verb (used without object), stoked, stoking.
3.
to shake up the coals of a fire.
4.
to tend a fire or furnace.

Origin:
1675–85; < Dutch stoken to feed or stock a fire; see stock

stoke

2 [stohk]
noun Physics.
a unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poises divided by the density of the fluid in grams per cubic centimeter.

Origin:
after Sir G. Stokes

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stoke (stəʊk)
 
vb
1.  to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
2.  (tr) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
 
[C17: back formation from stoker]

stokes or stoke (stəʊks)
 
n
St the cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poise divided by its density in grams per cubic centimetre. 1 stokes is equivalent to 10--4 square metre per second
 
[C20: named after Sir George Stokes (1819--1903), British physicist]
 
stoke or stoke
 
n
 
[C20: named after Sir George Stokes (1819--1903), British physicist]

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stoke
1660 (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Du. stoken "to stoke," from M.Du. stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from P.Gmc. *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" first
recorded 1902; revived in surfer slang 1963.
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stoke (stōk)
n.
A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.

Stokes (stōks), William. 1804-1878.

British physicain. Known especially for his studies of diseases of the chest and heart, he expanded on the observations of John Cheyne in describing the breathing irregularity now known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration.

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stokes   (stōks)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural stokes
The unit of kinematic viscosity in the centimeter-gram-second system, measured in square centimeters per second. See more at viscosity.
Stokes, Sir George Gabriel 1819-1903.  
Irish mathematician and physicist who investigated the wave theory of light and described the phenomena of diffraction (1849) and fluorescence (1852) and the nature of x-rays. He also investigated fluid dynamics, developing the modern theory of motion of viscous fluids. A unit of kinematic viscosity is named for him.
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