Dictionary Results for striking


1. striking - noun

· the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

Synonym(s): contact, impinging

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




2. striking - noun

· the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

Synonym(s): hit, hitting

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




3. strike - verb

· deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Hypernym(s): touch




4. strike - verb

· have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"

Synonym(s): affect, impress, move




5. strike - verb

· hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

Synonym(s): hit, impinge_on, run_into, collide_with

Hypernym(s): touch




6. strike - verb

· make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

Synonym(s): hit

Hypernym(s): attack, assail




7. strike - verb

· indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

Hypernym(s): read, register, show, record




8. strike - verb

· affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"

Synonym(s): hit

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch




9. strike - verb

· stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"

Synonym(s): walk_out

Hypernym(s): protest, resist, dissent




10. strike - verb

· touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"

Synonym(s): fall, shine

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




11. strike - verb

· attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"

Synonym(s): come_to

Hypernym(s): achieve, accomplish, attain, reach




12. strike - verb

· produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"

Synonym(s): hit

Hypernym(s): touch




13. strike - verb

· cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"

Hypernym(s): shape, form




14. strike - verb

· find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

Synonym(s): fall_upon, come_upon, light_upon, chance_upon, come_across, chance_on, happen_upon, attain, discover

Hypernym(s): find, regain




15. strike - verb

· produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"

Hypernym(s): make, create




16. strike - verb

· remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

Synonym(s): scratch, expunge, excise

Hypernym(s): delete, cancel




17. strike - verb

· cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"

Synonym(s): hit, come_to




18. strike - verb

· drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

Synonym(s): hit

Hypernym(s): move, displace




19. strike - verb

· occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"

Synonym(s): assume, take, take_up

Hypernym(s): move




20. strike - verb

· disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; "after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"

Hypernym(s): disassemble, dismantle, take_apart, break_up, break_apart




21. strike - verb

· form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

Synonym(s): mint, coin

Hypernym(s): create_from_raw_material, create_from_raw_stuff




22. strike - verb

· smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"

Synonym(s): strickle

Hypernym(s): flush, level, even_out, even




23. strike - verb

· pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"

Hypernym(s): penetrate, perforate




24. strike - verb

· arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

Hypernym(s): solve, work_out, figure_out, puzzle_out, lick, work




25. striking - adjective

· sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

Synonym(s): dramatic, spectacular




26. striking - adjective

· having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

Synonym(s): outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular





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