What does strike mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strike, work stoppage(noun)

    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. strike(noun)

    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, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

  4. strike, ten-strike(noun)

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

    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

  5. strike(noun)

    (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, bang(verb)

    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. 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"

  8. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    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 with(verb)

    hit against; come into sudden contact with

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

  10. strike, hit(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"

  11. strike(verb)

    indicate (a certain time) by striking

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

  12. hit, 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"

  13. strike, walk out(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"

  14. fall, shine, 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"

  15. come to, strike(verb)

    attain

    "The horse finally struck a pace"

  16. strike, hit(verb)

    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. strike(verb)

    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, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

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

  19. strike(verb)

    produce by ignition or a blow

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

  20. strike, scratch, expunge, excise(verb)

    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 to(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"

  22. hit, strike(verb)

    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 up(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"

  24. mint, coin, strike(verb)

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

  25. strickle, strike(verb)

    smooth with a strickle

    "strickle the grain in the measure"

  26. strike(verb)

    pierce with force

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

  27. strike(verb)

    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

    "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

GCIDE

  1. Strike(n.)

    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. Strike(n.)

    (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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Noun)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    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. strike(Verb)

    To score a goal.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(verb)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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. Strike(noun)

    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.]

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  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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  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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  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. Mahlem Mashuq:

    Based on our findings, 11 insurgents, four of them Pakistani Taliban, were traveling in a pickup truck that was hit by a drone strike, killing all of them.

  2. James Mattis:

    We met over several days and I spoke with some of our allies, the National Security Council considered the near century-old international prohibition against the use of chemical weapons. Defense Secretary James Mattis maintains The Syrian regime repeatedly and deliberately violated the international law. The Pentagon says the response was a retaliatory strike for Assad’s chemical attack on innocent civilians including children.

  3. Husain Haqqani:

    It is also a signal to the ISI that the U.S. is losing patience with promises of Pakistan facilitating talks with the Taliban and is finally willing to strike at the Afghan Taliban leadership in Pakistan.

  4. Jesse Sharkey:

    Our members are tired, frustrated and miss their students ... we want to return to the classroom, by not restoring days of instruction to our students lost during the strike, the mayor is making it clear that she is more concerned about politics than the well-being of students.

  5. South Korea military:

    The ballistic missiles flight went from 500 km to 600 km, which is a distance far enough to strike all of South Korea including Busan.

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