Stroke Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Stroke? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Example sentences, Words starting with Stroke, Synonyms, Related sentences, How to pronounce? Antonyms, Words ending with Stroke, Derivations and more...

Stroke meaning

Word: Stroke

How to pronounce: strəʊk

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow.

Example sentences: "He received three strokes of the cane"

2. A mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas.

Example sentences: "The paint had been applied in careful, regular strokes"

3. An act of moving one's hand across a surface with gentle pressure.

Example sentences: "Massage the cream into your skin using light upward strokes"

4. A movement, especially one of a series, in which something moves out of its position and back into it; a beat.

Example sentences: "The ray swam with effortless strokes of its huge wings"

5. A sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, especially through thrombosis.

Example sentences: "He was left disabled by a stroke"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Move one's hand with gentle pressure over (a surface, especially hair, fur, or skin), typically repeatedly; caress.

Example sentences: "He put his hand on her hair and stroked it"

2. Act as the stroke of (a boat or crew)

Example sentences: "He stroked Penn's rowing eight to victory"

3. Hit or kick (a ball) smoothly and deliberately.

Example sentences: "Miller calmly stroked three-pointers throughout the tournament"


Synonyms:

cerebrovascular accident

paralysis

strike

attack

thwack

whack

cva

apoplexy

scratch

bash

biff

buffet

effleurage

dab

shot

clock cycle

clout

smack

wallop

beat

slap

lick

flatter

hit

swipe

thump

punch

bang

rap

crack

stripe

thud

cross out

slash

lash

knock

caress

throw

smash

cross

clap

slam

chop

swat


Derivations:

stroked

stroking


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Stroke in Other Languages...

Spanish: Trazo

German: Schlaganfall

French: Coup

Italian: Colpo

Turkish: Inmeli


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