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.
A bag; a sack; a pocket.
A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
To thrust with the horns; to gore.
To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet. Stephen Fry
Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads. Denis Leary
I actually regard Facebook as a huge bore, but I cannot refrain from participating in it. I guess I crave the feeling of hope it gives me to think that today will be different from yesterday, that I will find an interesting comment or poke or video, and on the extremely rare occasion when that happens, I am just thrilled. Roseanne Barr