Dictionary Results for stroke


1. 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"

Synonym(s): shot

Hypernym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, play




2. stroke - noun

· the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Synonym(s): throw, cam_stroke

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




3. stroke - noun

· a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

Synonym(s): apoplexy, cerebrovascular_accident, CVA

Hypernym(s): attack




4. stroke - noun

· a light touch

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




5. stroke - noun

· a light touch with the hands

Synonym(s): stroking

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




6. stroke - noun

· (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"

Hypernym(s): score




7. stroke - noun

· the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

Hypernym(s): oarsman, rower




8. 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"

Synonym(s): accident, fortuity, chance_event

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




9. stroke - noun

· a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Synonym(s): solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, separatrix

Hypernym(s): punctuation, punctuation_mark




10. stroke - noun

· a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"

Hypernym(s): mark, print




11. stroke - noun

· any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Hypernym(s): locomotion, travel




12. stroke - noun

· a single complete movement

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




13. stroke - verb

· touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

Hypernym(s): touch




14. stroke - verb

· strike a ball with a smooth blow

Hypernym(s): strike, hit




15. stroke - verb

· row at a particular rate

Hypernym(s): row




16. stroke - verb

· treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"

Hypernym(s): flatter, blandish





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