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Coke \Coke\, n. [Perh. akin to cake, n.] Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where ? smokeless fire is required. [Written also coak.]

Gas coke, the coke formed in gas retorts, as distinguished from that made in ovens.


Coke \Coke\, v. t. To convert into coke.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.


shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.


"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."


n. 1 (context uncountable informal English) Cola-based soft drink. 2 # (context in particular English) Coca-Cola. 3 (context countable informal English) A bottle, glass or can of a cola-based soft drink. 4 # (context in particular English) A bottle, glass or can of Coca-Cola. 5 (context US especially Southern US informal English) Any soft drink, regardless of type.

  1. n. carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal

  2. Coca Cola is a trademarked cola [syn: Coca Cola]

  3. street names for cocaine [syn: blow, nose candy, snow, C]

  4. v. become coke; "petroleum oils coke after distillation"

Coke -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 3864
Housing Units (2000): 2843
Land area (2000): 898.808843 sq. miles (2327.904117 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 29.165905 sq. miles (75.539344 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 927.974748 sq. miles (2403.443461 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.899560 N, 100.505527 W
Coke, TX
Coke County
Coke County, TX

Coke may refer to:

  • Coca-Cola, a soft drink
    • The Coca-Cola Company, makers of Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, etc.
    • Cola, any soft drink similar to Coca-Cola
    • any soft drink at all
  • Cocaine, illicit drug commonly called coke
  • Coke (fuel), a solid carbonaceous residue derived from destructive distillation of coal
  • Petroleum coke, a solid, carbon-rich residue derived from distillation of crude oil
  • Coke County, Texas, a county in central Texas, United States
  • COKE (programming language), a FOCAL-based programming language
Coke (fuel)

Coke is a fuel with few impurities and a high carbon content, usually made from coal. It is the solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. Cokes made from coal are grey, hard, and porous. While coke can be formed naturally, the commonly used form is man-made. The form known as petroleum coke, or pet coke, is derived from oil refinery coker units or other cracking processes.

Coke is used in preparation of producer gas which is a mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen. Producer gas is produced by passing air over red-hot coke. Coke is also used to manufacture water gas.

Coke (footballer)

Jorge Andújar Moreno (born 26 April 1987), known as Coke, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club FC Schalke 04 as a right back.

He began his career at Rayo Vallecano, who he helped rise from Segunda División B into La Liga, totalling 204 official appearances. In 2011 he joined Sevilla, with whom he won the Europa League three times.

Coke (album)

Coke is the first album by the former Santana and Azteca band member Coke Escovedo. The album was produced by Patrick Gleeson and released in 1975.

Coke (surname)

Coke is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Christopher Coke (b. 1969), alleged drug lord in Jamaica
  • David Coke (1915–1941), a British pilot during World War II
  • Dorothy Coke (1897-1979), a British artist
  • Edward Coke (1552–1634), English entrepreneur and jurist
  • Edward Coke (1758–1837), a British politician and landowner
  • Edward Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester (1936–2015), a British earl
  • Giles Coke, an English footballer
  • John Coke (1563–1644), an English politician
  • John Talbot Coke (1841-1912), British Army Major-general and author of a Coke family history
  • Peter Coke (1913–2008), a British actor, playwright and artist
  • Phil Coke, an American major league baseball pitcher on the Tigers as of 2010-2011
  • Richard Coke, an American lawyer, farmer, and statesman
  • Richard Coke, Jr., a Virginia congressman
  • Richard Toby Coke (born 1954), an English politician
  • Thomas Coke (bishop) (1747–1814), the first Methodist Bishop
  • Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (seventh creation) (1754–1842), agricultural reformer

Usage examples of "coke".

Zombies, several bottles of that disgusting lemon alcopop and a rum and Coke.

For a while the conversation had been lively and friendly, and Ana had sat on her barstool, sipping her Coke and basking in the new ambiance.

I downed both Diet Cokes along the way, but all the time kept a finger on the pull-tab of my aspartame grenade.

She popped out one of the Atenolol tablets that Roland had given her and a couple of Tylenol, swallowing them with the aid of a Coke from the bar.

Pot or doing coke like the rest of the free world, Charlie, but this stdf tested positive for atropine sulfate.

Tombstone, Batman, Nightmare Marinaro and Price Taggart all sat in the synthetic leather chairs of the Ready Room, sipping Cokes and swapping stories.

Pamela shoved a pack of butterless popcorn in the microwave and grabbed a can of diet Coke from the refrigerator.

The Clueless Crew continued flipping through the magazine, taking swigs from their Diet Cokes and passing one-word judgments on the images on each page.

The ship started out as an Iranian knock-off of a Shenzhou-B capsule, with a Chinese-type 921 space-station module tacked onto its tail: but the clunky, nineteen-sixties lookalike a glittering aluminum dragonfly mating with a Coke can has a weirdly contoured M2P2 pod strapped to its nose.

There are books on the shelves, cans of beer and Cokes in the refrigerator, and a manually operated light bulb in the bathroom.

It would be after three by the time he finally reached Corban, so Barry stopped at a Subway and bought a sandwich and an extra large Coke before starting off.

Those prisoners with boilers hexed to them are issued enough culm and low-grade coke to work.

But Doby is so looned, coke probably, that he could be nothing but for real.

In fact making cocaine freebase was so simple that any number of chemicals could be used, the only key element being that you mix your coke with an alkali strong enough to leach off the hydrochloride.

The Advocate-General of the Parlement of Dijon in Burgundy, Guyton de Morveau, was the first entrepreneur at Chalon-sur-Saone to experiment with coke, from which he supplied fuel to his own glassworks.