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YOKE, n. G., L., Gr.

1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen by which means two are connected for drawing. From a ring or hook in the bow, a chain extends to the thing to be drawn, or to the yoke of another pair of oxen behind.
2. A mark of servitude slavery bondage.

Our country sinks beneath the yoke.

3. A chain a link a bond of connection as the yoke of marriage.
4. A couple a pair as a yoke of oxen.
5. Service.

My yoke is easy. Matthew 11 .


1. To put a yoke on to join in a yoke as, to yoke oxen, or a pair of oxen.
2. To couple to join with another.

Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb.

3. To enslave to bring into bondage.
4. To restrain to confine. Libertines like not to be yoked in marriage.

The words and promises that yoke the conqueror, are quickly broke.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Yoke'. King James Dictionary.

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