What does strike mean?

Definitions for strike
straɪkstrike

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strike.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strike, work stoppagenoun

    a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

    "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

  2. strikenoun

    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

    "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

  3. rap, strike, tapnoun

    a gentle blow

  4. strike, ten-strikenoun

    a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

  5. strikenoun

    (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders

    "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

  6. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bangverb

    a conspicuous success

    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"

  7. strikeverb

    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"

  8. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  9. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide withverb

    hit against; come into sudden contact with

    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

  10. strike, hitverb

    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"

  11. strikeverb

    indicate (a certain time) by striking

    "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

  12. hit, strikeverb

    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"

  13. strike, walk outverb

    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"

  14. fall, shine, strikeverb

    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"

  15. come to, strikeverb

    attain

    "The horse finally struck a pace"

  16. strike, hitverb

    produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"

  17. strikeverb

    cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

    "strike an arc"

  18. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

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

  19. strikeverb

    produce by ignition or a blow

    "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"

  20. strike, scratch, expunge, exciseverb

    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

  21. hit, strike, come toverb

    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"

  22. hit, strikeverb

    drive something violently into a location

    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

  23. assume, take, strike, take upverb

    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"

  24. mint, coin, strikeverb

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

  25. strickle, strikeverb

    smooth with a strickle

    "strickle the grain in the measure"

  26. strikeverb

    pierce with force

    "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"

  27. strikeverb

    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

    "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

GCIDE

  1. Strikenoun

    The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, usually organized by a labor union, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

  2. Strikenoun

    (Bowling, U. S.) The act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare. Throwing a strike entitles the player to add to the score for that frame the total number of pins knocked down in the next two bowls.

Wiktionary

  1. strikenoun

    a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  2. strikenoun

    the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  3. strikenoun

    a work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  4. strikenoun

    a blow or application of physical force against something

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  5. strikenoun

    In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  6. strikenoun

    An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  7. strikenoun

    the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  8. strikenoun

    the primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  9. strikeverb

    To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.

    Please strike the last sentence.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  10. strikeverb

    To hit.

    Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  11. strikeverb

    To carry out a violent or illegal action.

    The bank robber struck on the 2nd and 5th of May.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  12. strikeverb

    To occur suddenly.

    Tragedy struck when his brother was killed in a bush fire.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  13. strikeverb

    To stop working to achieve better working conditions.

    The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  14. strikeverb

    To impress, seem or appear (to).

    Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  15. strikeverb

    To manufacture, as by stamping.

    We will strike a medal in your honour

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  16. strikeverb

    To take down, especially in the following contexts:

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  17. strikeverb

    Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds.

    The clock struck one.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

  18. strikeverb

    To score a goal.

    Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strikeverb

    to touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  2. Strikeverb

    to come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  3. Strikeverb

    to give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  4. Strikeverb

    to stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  5. Strikeverb

    to thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  6. Strikeverb

    to punish; to afflict; to smite

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  7. Strikeverb

    to cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  8. Strikeverb

    to lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  9. Strikeverb

    to make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  10. Strikeverb

    to affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  11. Strikeverb

    to cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  12. Strikeverb

    to cause to ignite; as, to strike a match

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  13. Strikeverb

    to make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  14. Strikeverb

    to take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  15. Strikeverb

    to level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  16. Strikeverb

    to cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  17. Strikeverb

    to hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  18. Strikeverb

    to borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  19. Strikeverb

    to lade into a cooler, as a liquor

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  20. Strikeverb

    to stroke or pass lightly; to wave

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  21. Strikeverb

    to advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  22. Strikeverb

    to move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  23. Strikeverb

    to deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  24. Strikeverb

    to hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  25. Strikeverb

    to sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  26. Strikeverb

    to make an attack; to aim a blow

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  27. Strikeverb

    to touch; to act by appulse

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  28. Strikeverb

    to run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  29. Strikeverb

    to pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  30. Strikeverb

    to break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  31. Strikeverb

    to lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  32. Strikeverb

    to quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  33. Strikeverb

    to become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  34. Strikeverb

    to steal money

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  35. Strikenoun

    the act of striking

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  36. Strikenoun

    an instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  37. Strikenoun

    a bushel; four pecks

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  38. Strikenoun

    an old measure of four bushels

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  39. Strikenoun

    fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  40. Strikenoun

    an iron pale or standard in a gate or fence

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  41. Strikenoun

    the act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  42. Strikenoun

    a puddler's stirrer

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  43. Strikenoun

    the horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

  44. Strikenoun

    the extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing

    Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

Freebase

  1. Strike

    A strike is a directed physical attack with either an inanimate object or with a part of the human body intended to cause blunt trauma or penetrating trauma upon an opponent. There are many different varieties of strikes. An attack with the hand closed into a fist is called a punch; an attack with the leg or foot is referred to as a kick; and an attack with the head is called a headbutt. There are also other variations employed in martial arts and combat sports.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strike

    strīk, v.t. to give a blow to: to hit with force, to smite: to pierce: to dash: to stamp: to coin: to thrust in: to cause to sound: to let down, as a sail: to ground upon, as a ship: to punish: to affect strongly: to affect suddenly with alarm or surprise: to make a compact or agreement, to ratify: to take down and remove: to erase (with out, off): to come upon unexpectedly: to occur to: to appear to: to assume: to hook a fish by a quick turn of the wrist: (slang) to steal: (B.) to stroke.—v.i. to give a quick blow: to hit: to dash: to sound by being struck: to touch: to run aground: to pass with a quick effect: to dart: to take root: to lower the flag in token of respect or surrender: to give up work in order to secure higher wages or the redress of some grievance: (U.S.) to do menial work for an officer: to become saturated with salt: to run, or fade in colour:—pa.t. struck; pa.p. struck (obs. strick′en).n. act of striking for higher wages: (geol.) the direction of the outcrop of a stratum—the line which it makes when it appears at the surface of the earth, always being at right angles to the dip of the bend: (U.S.) any dishonest attempt to extort money by bringing in a bill in the hope of being bought off by those interested: full measure, esp. of malt: the whole coinage made at one time: an imperfect matrix for type: the metal plate into which a door-latch strikes as the door closes: the crystalline appearance of hard soaps.—ns. Strike′-pay, an allowance paid by a trades-union to men on strike; Strīk′er, one who, or that which, strikes: a green-hand on shipboard.—adj. Strīk′ing, affecting: surprising: forcible: impressive: exact.—adv. Strīk′ingly.—n. Strīk′ingness, quality of being striking, or of affecting or surprising.—Strike a balance, to bring out the relative state of a debtor and creditor account; Strike a tent, to take it down; Strike down, to prostrate by a blow or by illness; Strike for, to start suddenly for; Strike from, to remove with a stroke; Strike hands (B.), to become surety for any one; Strike home, to strike right to the point aimed at; Strike in, to enter suddenly: to interpose; Strike into, to enter upon suddenly, to break into; Strike off, to erase from an account, to deduct: to print: to separate by a blow; Strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it: to make a lucky hit; Strike out, to efface: to bring into light: to direct one's course boldly outwards: to strike from the shoulder: to form by sudden effort; Strike sail, to take in sail: to stop; Strike up, to begin to beat, sing, or play; Strike work, to cease work. [A.S. strícan; Ger. streichen, to move, to strike.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. strike

    An attack to damage or destroy an objective or a capability.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strike

    This word is variously used in military phraseology; as, to strike a tent, is to loosen the cords of a tent which has been regularly pitched, and to have it ready, in a few minutes, to throw upon a baggage-wagon. To strike terror into an enemy, is to cause alarm and apprehension in him; to make him dread the effects of superior skill and valor. To strike a blow, to make some decisive effort.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2704

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2110

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Nouns Frequency: #923

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Verbs Frequency: #284

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of strike in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Elliott:

    When we vote to leave we can take back control of the ability to strike trade deals that we've given up to Brussels bureaucrats, canada has n’t given up control of its borders or handed Brussels 350 million pounds every week to trade with the EU, and nor should we.

  2. Roy Rickhuss:

    Steelworkers are determined to stand up to Tata, we stand on the brink of the first national strike in the steel industry for over 30 years.

  3. Juan Guaido:

    The moment has come and our call, our request, and our complete support for public employees, is to bring about this strike.

  4. E. B. White:

    I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me.

  5. International Development Secretary Justine Greening:

    The UK cannot disease-proof every developing country in the world from potential unprecedented outbreaks, but we can offer our full support when they strike, as we did in Sierra Leone before any other country and at considerable risk to British lives, everyone agrees that the World Health Organization should have reacted faster and the global system must reform to improve collective detection and reaction.

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