Associations to the word «Stroke»


STROKE, noun. An act of stroking (moving one's hand over a surface).
STROKE, noun. A blow or hit.
STROKE, noun. A single movement with a tool.
STROKE, noun. (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
STROKE, noun. (tennis) The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
STROKE, noun. (rowing) The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
STROKE, noun. (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
STROKE, noun. A thrust of a piston.
STROKE, noun. One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.
STROKE, noun. A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort.
STROKE, noun. A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement.
STROKE, noun. (hence) (British) The symbol /.
STROKE, noun. (linguistics) A line of a Chinese, Japanese or Korean character.
STROKE, noun. The time when a clock strikes.
STROKE, noun. (swimming) A style, a single movement within a style.
STROKE, noun. (medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
STROKE, noun. (obsolete) A sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; any sudden, severe affliction or calamity.
STROKE, noun. (rowing) The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
STROKE, noun. (rowing) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided.
STROKE, noun. (professional wrestling) Backstage influence.
STROKE, noun. (squash) A point awarded to a player in case of interference or obstruction by the opponent.
STROKE, noun. (sciences) An individual discharge of lightning.
STROKE, noun. (obsolete) The result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
STROKE, noun. An addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch.
STROKE, noun. A throb or beat, as of the heart.
STROKE, noun. (obsolete) Power; influence.
STROKE, noun. (obsolete) appetite
STROKE, verb. (transitive) To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.
STROKE, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
STROKE, verb. (masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to.
STROKE, verb. (transitive) To row the stroke oar of.
STROKE CITY, proper noun. (jocular) The city of Derry, referring to a proposal which suggested naming the city "Derry/Londonderry" (Derry stroke Londonderry).
STROKE OF BUSINESS, noun. (idiom) (archaic) (of business or trade) a large or considerable amount
STROKE OF GENIUS, noun. Sudden thought that solves a problem.
STROKE OF WORK, noun. (idiomatic) (singulare tantum) a small amount of work.
STROKE ORDER, noun. The standard sequence in which a Chinese character is written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean writing
STROKE ORDERS, noun. Plural of stroke order
STROKE PLAY, noun. (golf) A scoring system in which points are awarded based on the number of strokes used to sink the ball, as opposed to match play.

Dictionary definition

STROKE, noun. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot".
STROKE, noun. The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.
STROKE, noun. A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.
STROKE, noun. A light touch.
STROKE, noun. A light touch with the hands.
STROKE, noun. (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes".
STROKE, noun. The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew.
STROKE, noun. Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity".
STROKE, noun. A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
STROKE, noun. A mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes".
STROKE, noun. Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing.
STROKE, noun. A single complete movement.
STROKE, verb. Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard".
STROKE, verb. Strike a ball with a smooth blow.
STROKE, verb. Row at a particular rate.
STROKE, verb. Treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin