Definitions of poke

  1. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
  2. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
  3. To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
  4. To thrust or push against, especially with something pointed; to prod; to thrust in or out.
  5. To thrust or push against with something pointed: to search for with a long instrument: to thrust at with the horns.
  6. To thrust against.
  7. To push against or into; push in or out.
  8. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
  9. To thrust or push; go about idly; move lazily; grope; to pry.
  10. To grope or feel.
  11. To feel about in the dark.
  12. To grope; search.
  13. make a hole by poking
  14. stir by poking; " poke the embers in the fireplace"
  15. To go sluggishly or gropingly.
  16. To push against with anything pointed; to feel or search for with anything pointed; to thrust at with the horns.
  17. To thrust or push against with anything pointed, as a bull with its horns; to search or feel for, as in the dark; to grope; to search; to feel.
  18. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
  19. tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish- red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
  20. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; " the salesman pounded the door knocker"; " a bible- thumping Southern Baptist"
  21. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca ( P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
  22. A bag; a sack; a pocket.
  23. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
  24. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
  25. A long, wide sleeve; - called also poke sleeve.
  26. A thrust or push; a bag or sack; an American herb with white flowers and purple berries; a bonnet with a very broad brim.
  27. A push; a thrust.
  28. Act of pushing or thrusting: a thrust.
  29. A bag; pocket; thrust.
  30. A collar with an attachment, to keep animals from passing fences.
  31. The pokeweed.
  32. A pocket or bag.
  33. A pocket; a small bag.
  34. A sack; a bag; a pouch; to buy a pig in a poke, that is, a pocket or bag, to buy a thing without seeing it, or wihout knowing its qualities and real value.