Eke

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eke An addition. "Clumsy ekes that may well be spared."
    • adv Eke In addition; also; likewise.Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a subjoined more important sentence or notion. "'T will be prodigious hard to prove
      That this is eke the throne of love."
      "A trainband captain eke was he
      Of famous London town."
    • v. t Eke ēk 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.""He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eke To increase; enlarge; lengthen; protract; prolong.
    • eke To add to; supply what is lacking to; increase, extend, or make barely sufficient by addition: usually followed by out: as, to eke out a piece of cloth; to eke out a performance.
    • n eke Something added to something else. Specifically— A short wooden cylinder on which a beehive is placed to increase its capacity when the bees have filled it with comb. [Scotch.]
    • n eke Same as eking, 2.
    • eke Also; likewise; in addition.
    • n eke An added structure.
    • n eke In agriculture, an oblong stack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Eke ēk to add to or increase: to lengthen
    • adv Eke ēk in addition to: likewise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ēkan, ȳkan,; akin to OFries, āka, OS. kian, OHG. ouhhōn, to add, Icel. auka, to increase, Sw. öka, Dan. öge, Goth. aukan, L. augere, Skr. jas, strength, ugra, mighty, and probably to English wax, v. i. Cf. Augment Nickname
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éac; Ger. auch; from root of eke, v.t.

Usage

In literature:

Though poorly paid, they durst not eke out their means of subsistence by entering into any trade.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The latter was a tall, lean woman, who, after the death of her husband had been forced to keep lodgers to eke out a living.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Y^e friends do sadly raise their waile, And fondly eke preserve his tayle.
"Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880" by Various
He was then a young man of twenty-five, eking out a living by tuition.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Plimsoll an' Eke Jordan, the sheriff, are like two peas in a pod.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
How am I to eke out the money till I get a post as teacher?
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
He had built a small thatched house to eke out the old one: it was a neat dwelling, with no false ornaments.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
Of course they needed eking out.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Perhaps I ought to say a word about these foraging expeditions to eke out the boys' larder.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Can you, from the brief minutes I have left, Eke out my reparation?
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
She had a small pension from the Government, and she worked at dressmaking to eke it out.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Pure are my thoughts as skin betweene thy browes, And eke as chaste my speech, my oathes, & vowes.
"Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)" by Dunstan Gale
From near and far came answering marmot shrillings, and from near by a cony "squee-eked" his quick alarm.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
But this made her short of oven wood, and to eke out her supply of fuel she burned a loose board of the cellar stairs.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
She was a widow, and eked out a very small income by taking a few families to board.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
Well, to come back to sordid things, what was there that she could do to eke out her pitiful little living?
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Even mankind is found eking out a savage livelihood on the shores of the northern sea.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
A few negroes occupy the places abandoned by the proprietor, and eke out a scanty livelihood.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
As helping to eke out their pittance of rice.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
On these I resolved at once to dilate a little, and eke out, if possible, the materials for a lecture.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

It is about the Taylor pup
And of his mistress eke
And of the prankish time they had
That I am fain to speak.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Around the neighbourhood shall be
About a hundred thousand kids;
And, eke in that vicinitee,
Ten pianolas without lids.
"A Wish" by Franklin Pierce Adams
And many justs and turnaments
Whereto were many prest,
Wherein some knights did farr excell,
And eke surmount the rest.
"Sir Lancelot Du Lake" by Thomas Percy
These flute-notes and the Fairy song
Took the dim holts with many a qualm,
And eke their silver bridles rung
A far-off psalm.
"“The Fairy Rade”" by Madison Julius Cawein
Soe did Sir Banier and Sir Bore,
And eke Sir Garratte keene;
Sir Tristram too, that gentle knight,
To the forest freshe and greene.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Then all around, in just degree,
A range of portraits you may see,
Of mighty men and eke of women,
Who are no whit inferior to men.
"My Study" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to rely on their defense to eke out a hard-fought 16-13 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday after the home team lost talismanic quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through injury.
Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to rely on their defense to eke out a hard-fought 16-13 overtime victory over the.
Matt Kemp has regained his home-run stroke, the Dodgers keep winning, and yet it still might not be enough to eke into the playoffs.
Rockets play down to level of Wizards before eking out victory.
File photo A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, Gac Filipaj eked out a living working for Columbia University .
Palo Verde turns a corner , ekes out victory at Canyon Springs.
Makinen ekes by in prosecutor race.
How soon they forget, George Bush barely eked by in two elections , 2004 and 2008 (some would stay he stole the two elections with the help of a Republican appointed Supreme Court and one with voter fraud in a few battleground states).
Afghan Boys Eke Living Amid Peril at Gorge .
Leading the charge in the high teens is Sony-MGM's "Skyfall," expected to eke past Summit's "Twilight" finale, "Breaking Dawn.
The stock market is eking out a small gain as investors keep their eyes closely focused on budget talks in Washington.
NEW YORK—The stock market is eking out a small gain as investors keep their eyes closely focused on budget talks in Washington.
Stocks eked out a small gain on Monday after a strong sales report from McDonald's helped push the Dow Jones industrial average higher.
Gac Filipaj, 52, a refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, eked out a living as a janitor at Columbia University while studying for 12 years to get his bachelor's degree, with honors, in classics.
File photo A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, Gac Filipaj eked out a living working for Columbia University.
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In science:

The top panel shows the evolution with redshift of the parameter βT M , relating the emission weighted X-ray temperature to the halo mass, as measured from an ensemble of 10 highresolution hydrodynamical simulations of an Ω0 = 0.3, Λ0 = 0.7 cosmology (Eke et al. 1998).
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
However, as Sadat et al. note, Oukbir & Blanchard (1997) used the uncorrected (see Eke et al. 1996) HA91 temperature function, which gives an overabundance of present-day clusters.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
Using the results of Eke et al. (1996), the normalisation of the mass fluctuation spectrum will be taken as 0.50 ± 0.04 for the Ω0 = 1 model considered in this Section. (Note that this is slightly different from the best-fitting value of 0.52 found by Eke et al. (1996).
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
However, for the mass-temperature relation, the low-Ω0 simulations of Eke et al. (1998) show no significant evolution in the scatter over this range of redshifts (see Fig. 1).
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
As shown by the simulations of Eke et al. (1998) (see Fig. 1) this amount of evolution is difficult to justify and, if anything, the βTM at z = 0.33 is a few per cent larger than that at low redshift.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
The second term in the quasispecies equation, which describes the generation of the optimal sequence due to mutations, becomes now important. A typical sequence has a value of E of the order √N (while E0 = N √ln 2), and its growth rate in the absence of back mutations, (1 − µ)N ekE / ¯W is vanishingly small.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Evidence for “no evolution” was found by Eke et al. (1998).
Omega_m - Different Ways to Determine the Matter Density of the Universe
PIGGZ cluster and group catalogue (Eke et al. 2004).
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Eke et al. (2000) make a point about distinguishing between stationary fractal Gaussian noise (fGn), like the increment z (14), and nonstationary fractional Brownian motion (fBm), similar to the process x above.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Thus, one must be able to first test to which group the data belongs in order to be able to choose the right method of analysis (Eke et al. 2000).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Eke A et al.: "Physiological time series: distinguishing fractal noises from motions".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Daar word gewoonlik ’n vaste vertrouensvlak p > 1 2 gekies (s ˆe maar 2 3 ) en indien ’n spesi fieke PTM vir elke spesi fieke invoer x die afvoer a(x) met waarskynlikheid streng ho¨er as die vertrouensvlak bereken, dan s ˆe ons dat d i ´e PTM die funksie f , met f (x) = a(x) vir alle x, bereken.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dan kan ons sien dat enige funksie wat deur ’n PTM bereken word ook deur ’n tradisionele Turingmasjien (TM) bereken kan word deur eenvoudig alle moontlike rekenpaaie stelselmatig te deurloop, totdat bevind word dat vir ’n spesi fieke invoer x die nagebootste masjien die afvoer f (x) gee met waarskynlikheid minstens p.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
GAT EKE E P ING In computer science, conferences and journals conduct peer review in order to decide what to publish.
True Peer Review
Navarro, Eke and Frenk [201] showed that if a DM halo grows a relatively massive and compact central disk which is then suddenly removed, the initial compression of its halo is more than reversed, and the final halo can show a constant density core even though the initial halo had a central cusp.
Dark matter and cosmic structure
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