What does striking mean?

Definitions for striking
ˈstraɪ kɪŋstrik·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contact, impinging, striking(noun)

    the physical coming together of two or more things

    "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

  2. hit, hitting, striking(adj)

    the act of contacting one thing with another

    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

  3. dramatic, spectacular, striking(adj)

    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"

  4. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. striking(Adjective)

    of that which makes a strong impression

    He looked quite striking in his new suit and tie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Striking

    of Strike

  2. Striking

    a. & n. from Strike, v

  3. Striking(adj)

    affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'striking' in Adjectives Frequency: #684

How to pronounce striking?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of striking in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Thelwell:

    Unknown subjects armed with various semiautomatic weapons, to include rifles, arrived on the scene and began discharging the firearms towards the residents, ultimately striking and killing Elijah LaFrance.

  2. Babe Ruth:

    Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

  3. Tong Zhao:

    I think that's a real message because the submarine carries 150 something cruise missiles, and it's a very powerful striking force, it's hard to predict how North Korea will respond.

  4. Next Harry:

    This last week led by Greta - you know the world's children are striking ... I think there's an emergency ... It's a race against time and one in which we are losing, everyone knows it, i don't believe that there's anybody in this world that can deny science, undeniable science and facts, science and facts that have been around for the last 30 maybe 40 years.

  5. Ni'matullah Wali:

    The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards. There are none but have this tendency to good, just as all water flows downwards. Now by striking water and causing it to leap up, you may make it go.

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