[koo k] /kʊk/
Sir Edward, 1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
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
(slang) short for cocaine
trademark short for Coca-Cola
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
“residue of fuel,” 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke “core, charcoal” (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for “pit,” which perhaps would give it a sense of “what is left in the pit after a fire.”
shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.
soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.
: coke peddlers/ coke sniffer
Coca-Cola, trademark name of a soft drink (1909+)
- Edward fitzgerald
[fits-jer-uh ld] /fɪtsˈdʒɛr əld/ noun 1. Edward, 1809–83, English poet: translator of drama and poetry, especially of Omar Khayyám. 2. George Francis, 1851–1901, Irish physicist. /fɪtsˈdʒɛrəld/ noun 1. Edward. 1809–83, English poet, noted particularly for his free translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1859) 2. Ella. 1918–96, US jazz singer, noted esp for her […]
- Edward gibbon
[gib-uh n] /ˈgɪb ən/ noun 1. Edward, 1737–94, English historian. /ˈɡɪbən/ noun 1. any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia /ˈɡɪbən/ noun 1. Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of […]
- Edward heath
[heeth] /hiθ/ noun 1. Sir Edward (Richard George) 1916–2005, British statesman: prime minister 1970–74. /hiːθ/ noun 1. (Brit) a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp heather 2. Also called heather. any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or […]
- Edward house
[hous] /haʊs/ noun 1. Edward Mandell [man-dl] /ˈmæn dl/ (Show IPA), (“Colonel House”) 1858–1938, U.S. diplomat. 2. Son [suhn] /sʌn/ (Show IPA), (Eddie James House, Jr) 1902–88, U.S. blues singer and guitarist. noun (haʊs) (pl) houses (ˈhaʊzɪz) 1. 2. the people present in a house, esp its usual occupants 3. 4. (often capital) a family […]