AskDefine | Define eke

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English īecan

Verb

  1. To increase; to add to; to augment; now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition.
    to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other
    Quotations
    • 1952, The typical medieval house was essentially a timber structure, though, for reasons of economy, its construction was eked out with cheaper material; and, speaking loosely, the later the house the greater the proportion of cheap material. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, page 192.

Noun

  1. (beekeeping, archaic) A very small addition to the bottom of a beehive, often merely of a few bands of straw, on which the hive is raised temporarily.

Hungarian

Etymology

From a Turkic language, compare the Turkish verb form ek.

Noun

  1. plough

Maori

Verb

  1. to embark

Old English

Adverb

  1. also

Swedish

Ethymology

Old Swedish, from ek, ’oak’.

Noun

eke
  1. wood of oak

Extensive Definition

EKE or Eke may refer to:
People named Eke:

See also

eke in Italian: EKE
eke in Dutch: Eke
eke in Swedish: Eke
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