HyperDic: stroke

English > 16 senses of the word stroke:
NOUNactstroke, shot(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
eventstroke, throw, cam strokethe maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
statestroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVAa sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
eventstrokea light touch
actstroke, strokinga light touch with the hands
quantitystroke(golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
person strokethe oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
eventstroke, accident, fortuity, chance eventanything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
communicationstroke, solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, separatrixa punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
communicationstrokea mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
actstrokeany one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
actstrokea single complete movement
VERBcontactstroketouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
competitionstrokestrike a ball with a smooth blow
competitionstrokerow at a particular rate
communicationstroketreat gingerly or carefully
stroke > pronunciation
Soundsstrow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand.
Example"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"
Synonymshot
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Partsfollow-throughThe act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
Narrowerbaseball swing, swing, cutIn baseball
breakThe opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
carom, cannonA shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
cut, undercut(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
golf stroke, golf shot, swingThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
masse, masse shotA shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically
miscueA faulty shot in billiards
swipeA sweeping stroke or blow
tennis stroke, tennis shotThe act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Spanishgolpe, tirada
Catalancop, tirada
Verbsstrokestrike a ball with a smooth blow
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.
Synonymsthrow, cam stroke
NarrowerinstrokeThe stroke of an engine piston moving away from the crankshaft
outstrokeThe stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishbolada, lance, lanzamiento
Catalanllançament
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.
Synonymsapoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA
Partscerebral hemorrhagebleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain
Narrowerhemorrhagic stroke, haemorrhagic strokeStroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
ischemic stroke, ischaemic strokeThe most common kind of stroke
BroaderattackA sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
Spanishaccidente cerebro vascular, accidente cerebrovascular, apoplejía, ataque cerebrovascular, ictus
Catalanaccident vascular cerebral, apoplexia, ictus
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA light touch.
Broadertouch, touchingThe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
Spanishcaricia, cariñito, cariño
Verbsstroketouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA light touch with the hands.
Synonymstroking
NarrowercaressA gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishcaricia
Catalancarícia
Verbsstroketouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 6, quantity
Meaning(golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club.
Example"Nicklaus won by three strokes"
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
BroaderscoreA number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game / game or contest
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningThe oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew.
Broaderoarsman, rowersomeone who rows a boat
Verbsstrokerow at a particular rate
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 8, event
MeaningAnything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause.
Example "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"
Synonymsaccident, fortuity, chance event
Narrowerbreak, good luck, happy chanceAn unexpected piece of good luck
coincidence, happenstanceAn event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
hapAn accidental happening
lotterySomething that is regarded as a chance event
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishaccidente, azar, casualidad, coincidencia
Catalanaccident, atzar, casualitat, coincidència
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
Synonymssolidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, separatrix
Broaderpunctuation, punctuation markThe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Spanishbarra, barra oblicua
Catalanbarra
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningA mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush.
Example"she applied the paint in careful strokes"
NarrowerdownstrokeA stroke normally made in a downward direction
flickA short stroke
underscore, underlineA line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
upstrokeA stroke normally made in an upward direction
Broadermark, printA visible indication made on a surface
Spanishtrazo
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningAny one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing.
Narrowerswimming strokeA method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
Broaderlocomotion, travelself-propelled movement
Catalanbraçada, remada
English > stroke: 16 senses > noun 12, act
MeaningA single complete movement.
NarrowerbeatA stroke or blow
blowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
bowA stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
keystroke, key strokeThe stroke of a key
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishgolpe
Catalancop
English > stroke: 16 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He stroked his long beard"
Narrowercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
lick, lappass the tongue over
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishacariciar
Catalanacariciar
Nounsstroke, strokinga light touch with the hands
strokea light touch
English > stroke: 16 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningstrike a ball with a smooth blow.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderstrike, hitmake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
Spanishacariciar
Nounsstroke(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
English > stroke: 16 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningRow at a particular rate.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderrowpropel with oars
Nounsstrokethe oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
English > stroke: 16 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningtreat gingerly or carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot stroke Sue
Example"You have to stroke the boss"
Broaderflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly

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