(Yoke) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yoked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yoking.]
1. To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.
2. To couple; to join with another. "Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers." 2 Cor. vi. 14.
Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb.Shak.
3. To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
Then were they yoked with garrisons.Milton.
The words and promises that yokeHudibras.
The conqueror are quickly broke.
(Yoke), v. i. To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
We 'll yoke together, like a double shadow.Shak.
(Yoke"age) n. See Rokeage. [Local, U. S.]
(Yoke"fel`low) n. [Yoke + fellow.] An associate or companion in, or as in; a mate; a fellow; especially,
a partner in marriage. Phil. iv. 3.
The two languages [English and French] became yokefellows in a still more intimate manner.Earle.
Those who have most distinguished themselves by railing at the sex, very often choose one of the most
worthless for a companion and yokefellow.Addison.
(Yo"kel) n. [Perhaps from an AS. word akin to E. gawk.] A country bumpkin. [Eng.] Dickens.
(Yoke"let) n. A small farm; so called as requiring but one yoke of oxen to till it. [Prov. Eng.]
(Yoke"mate`) n. Same as Yokefellow.
(Yoke"-toed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having two toes in front and two behind, as the trogons and woodpeckers.
(Yold) obs. p. p. of Yield. Yielded. Spenser.
(Yold"en) obs. p. p. of Yield. Yielded.
(Yolk) n. [OE. yolke, yelke, &yogholke, &yoghelke, AS. geoloca, geoleca, fr. geolu yellow.
See Yellow.] [Written also yelk.]
1. The yellow part of an egg; the vitellus.
2. (Zoöl.) An oily secretion which naturally covers the wool of sheep.
Yolk cord (Zoöl.), a slender cord or duct which connects the yolk glands with the egg chambers in certain
insects, as in the aphids. Yolk gland (Zoöl.), a special organ which secretes the yolk of the eggs
in many turbellarians, and in some other invertebrates. See Illust. of Hermaphrodite in Appendix.
Yolk sack (Anat.), the umbilical vesicle. See under Unbilical.