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Stroke

imp.1.Struck.
n.1.The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
His hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree.
- Deut. xix. 5.
A fool's lips enter into contention and his mouth calleth for strokes.
- Prov. xviii. 6.
He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke.
- Bacon.
2.The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
In the day that Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
- Isa. xxx. 26.
3.The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Well, but what's o'clock?
- Upon the stroke of ten. - Well, let is strike.
- Shak.
4.A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
5.A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
O, lasting as those colors may they shine,
Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line.
- Pope.
6.Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
7.A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
At this one stroke the man looked dead in law.
- Harte.
8.A throb or beat, as of the heart.
9.(Rowing) One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
10.A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
11.(Mach.) The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
12.Power; influence.
He has a great stroke with the reader.
- Dryden.
13.Appetite.
To keep stroke
to make strokes in unison.
The oars where silver,
Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To strike.
[imp. & p. p. Strokeed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strokeing.]
Ye mote with the plat sword again
Stroken him in the wound, and it will close.
- Chaucer.
2.To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind,
He stroked her cheeks.
- Dryden.
3.To make smooth by rubbing.
4.(Masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to.
5.To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
Noun1.stroke - (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 require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
Synonyms: shot
2.stroke - the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
Synonyms: cam stroke, throw
3.stroke - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
4.stroke - a light touch
5.stroke - a light touch with the hands
Synonyms: stroking
6.stroke - the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
7.stroke - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
8.stroke - a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
9.stroke - any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
10.stroke - a single complete movement
Verb1.stroke - touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
Synonyms: fondle
2.stroke - strike a ball with a smooth blow
3.stroke - row at a particular rate
4.stroke - treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"

condition caused by damage to blood vessels in the brain; may cause loss of ability to speak or to move parts of the body.

stroke - The oblique stroke character, "/", ASCII 47.

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