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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Speak  \Speak\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic);  p.  p. 
  {Spoken}({Spoke},  Obs.  or  Colloq.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Speaking}.]  [OE.  speken,  AS  specan,  sprecan  akin  to 
  OF.ries.  spreka  D.  spreken  OS  spreken  G.  sprechen  OHG. 
  sprehhan  and  perhaps  to  Skr.  sph[=u]rj  to  crackle,  to 
  thunder.  Cf  {Spark}  of  fire,  {Speech}.] 
  1.  To  utter  words  or  articulate  sounds,  as  human  beings;  to 
  express  thoughts  by  words  as  the  organs  may  be  so 
  obstructed  that  a  man  may  not  be  able  to  speak. 
  Till  at  the  last  spake  in  this  manner.  --Chaucer. 
  Speak,  Lord;  for  thy  servant  heareth.  --1  Sam.  iii. 
  2.  To  express  opinions;  to  say  to  talk;  to  converse. 
  That  fluid  substance  in  a  few  minutes  begins  to  set 
  as  the  tradesmen  speak.  --Boyle. 
  An  honest  man,  is  able  to  speak  for  himself,  when  a 
  knave  is  not  --Shak. 
  During  the  century  and  a  half  which  followed  the 
  Conquest,  there  is  to  speak  strictly,  no  English 
  history.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  To  utter  a  speech,  discourse,  or  harangue;  to  adress  a 
  public  assembly  formally. 
  Many  of  the  nobility  made  themselves  popular  by 
  speaking  in  Parliament  against  those  things  which 
  were  most  grateful  to  his  majesty.  --Clarendon. 
  4.  To  discourse;  to  make  mention;  to  tell 
  Lycan  speaks  of  a  part  of  C[ae]sar's  army  that  came 
  to  him  from  the  Leman  Lake.  --Addison. 
  5.  To  give  sound;  to  sound. 
  Make  all  our  trumpets  speak.  --Shak. 
  6.  To  convey  sentiments,  ideas,  or  intelligence  as  if  by 
  utterance;  as  features  that  speak  of  self-will. 
  Thine  eye  begins  to  speak.  --Shak. 
  {To  speak  of},  to  take  account  of  to  make  mention  of 
  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
  {To  speak  out},  to  speak  loudly  and  distinctly;  also  to 
  speak  unreservedly. 
  {To  speak  well  for},  to  commend;  to  be  favorable  to 
  {To  speak  with},  to  converse  with  ``Would  you  speak  with 
  me?''  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  say  tell  talk;  converse;  discourse;  articulate; 
  pronounce;  utter. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spoke  \Spoke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spoked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  furnish  with  spokes,  as  a  wheel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spoke  \Spoke\, 
  imp.  of  {Speak}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spoke  \Spoke\,  n.  [OE.  spoke,  spake,  AS  sp[=a]ca;  akin  to  D. 
  speek,  LG  speke,  OHG.  speihha  G.  speiche.  [root]170.  Cf 
  {Spike}  a  nail.] 
  1.  The  radius  or  ray  of  a  wheel;  one  of  the  small  bars  which 
  are  inserted  in  the  hub,  or  nave,  and  which  serve  to 
  support  the  rim  or  felly. 
  2.  (Naut.)  A  projecting  handle  of  a  steering  wheel. 
  3.  A  rung,  or  round,  of  a  ladder. 
  4.  A  contrivance  for  fastening  the  wheel  of  a  vehicle,  to 
  prevent  it  from  turning  in  going  down  a  hill. 
  {To  put  a  spoke  in  one's  wheel},  to  thwart  or  obstruct  one  in 
  the  execution  of  some  design. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  radial  member  of  a  wheel  joining  the  hub  to  the  rim  [syn: 
  2:  one  of  the  crosspieces  that  form  the  steps  of  a  ladder  [syn: 
  {rundle},  {rung}] 

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