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eke


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eke  \Eke\,  adv  [AS.  e['a]c;  akin  to  OFries  ['a]k,  OS  ?k,  D. 
  ?ok,  OHG.  ouh,  G.  auch,  Icel.  auk,  Sw  och  and  Dan.  og 
  Goth.  auk  for  but  Prob.  from  the  preceding  verb.] 
  In  addition;  also  likewise.  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  'T  will  be  prodigious  hard  to  prove  That  this  is  eke 
  the  throne  of  love.  --Prior. 
 
  A  trainband  captain  eke  was  he  Of  famous  London  town. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Note:  Eke  serves  less  to  unite  than  to  render  prominent  a 
  subjoined  more  important  sentence  or  notion. 
  --M["a]tzner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eke  \Eke\,  n. 
  An  addition.  [R.] 
 
  Clumsy  ekes  that  may  well  be  spared.  --Geddes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eke  \Eke\  ([=e]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eking}.]  [AS.  [=e]kan,  [=y]kan;  akin  to  OFries  [=a]ka,  OS 
  ?kian,  OHG.  ouhh[=o]n  to  add  Icel.  auka  to  increase,  Sw 
  ["o]ka,  Dan.  ["o]ge,  Goth.  aukan,  L.  augere  Skr.  ?jas 
  strength,  ugra  mighty,  and  probably  to  English  wax,  v.  i.  Cf 
  {Augment},  {Nickname}.] 
  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;  as  to  eke  out  a 
  scanty  supply  of  one  kind  with  some  other  ``To  eke  my 
  pain.''  --Spenser. 
 
  He  eked  out  by  his  wits  an  income  of  barely  fifty 
  pounds.  --Macaulay.