yoke of animals

  • 1 yoke — I. noun (plural yokes) Etymology: Middle English yok, from Old English geoc; akin to Old High German joh yoke, Latin jugum, Greek zygon, Sanskrit yuga, Latin jungere to join Date: before 12th century 1. a. a wooden bar or frame by which two draft …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Yoke elm — Yoke 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 8 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

  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 yoke — yoke1 yokeless, adj. /yohk/, n., pl. yokes for 1, 3 20, yoke for 2; v., yoked, yoking. n. 1. a device for joining together a pair of draft animals, esp. oxen, usually consisting of a crosspiece with two bow shaped pieces, each enclosing the head… …

    Universalium

  • 11 yoke — /joʊk / (say yohk) noun (plural yokes for defs 1 and 3 10 or yoke for def. 2, for defs 1 and 3 10) 1. a contrivance for joining a pair of draught animals, especially oxen, usually consisting of a crosspiece with two bow shaped pieces beneath,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 yoke — yoke1 [jəuk US jouk] n [: Old English; Origin: geoc] 1.) a wooden bar used for keeping two animals together, especially cattle, when they are pulling heavy loads 2.) a frame that you put across your shoulders so that you can carry two equal loads …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 yoke — I UK [jəʊk] / US [joʊk] noun Word forms yoke : singular yoke plural yokes 1) [countable] a wooden object used for connecting animals that are pulling a vehicle 2) [singular] formal a situation or an experience that limits someone s freedom the… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 yoke — [[t]yoʊk[/t]] n. pl. yokes, yoke 1) a device for joining together a pair of draft animals, esp. oxen, usu. consisting of a crosspiece with two bow shaped pieces, each enclosing the head of an animal Compare harness 1) 2) a pair of draft animals… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 yoke — yoke1 [ jouk ] noun 1. ) a wooden object used for connecting animals that are pulling a vehicle 2. ) FORMAL a situation or experience that limits someone s freedom: the yoke of slavery yoke yoke 2 [ jouk ] verb transitive if people, animals, or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 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.     ↘(plural same or yokes) a pair of animals yoked together.     ↘archaic the amount of land that one pair of… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 yoke — 1 noun (C) 1 a wooden bar used for joining two animals, especially cattle, together in order to pull heavy loads 2 a frame fitted across someone s shoulders so that they can carry two equal loads 3 the yoke of sth literary something that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Yoke (disambiguation) — A yoke is a device borne across the shoulders, e.g. for harnessing two draft animals together, or to assist in carrying heavy loads.Yoke may also refer to: *Yoke (aircraft), a control device *Yoke (Lake District), a high point in Cumbria, England …

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  • 19 yoke — [OE] The etymological ideal underlying yoke is of ‘joining’ – here, of joining two animals together. The word came ultimately from Indo European *jugom, which also produced Latin jugum ‘yoke’ (source of English conjugal, jugular [16], and… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 yoke — {{11}}yoke (n.) O.E. geoc yoke, earlier geoht pair of draft animals, from P.Gmc. *yukam (Cf. O.S. juk, O.N. ok, Dan. aag, M.Du. joc, Du. juk, O.H.G. joh, Ger. joch, Goth. juk yoke ), from PIE …

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