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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say striking in sign language?

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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. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    It is wrong for the United Kingdom to sub-contract its security to other countries, and to expect the aircrews of other nations to carry the burdens and the risks of striking ISIL in Syria to stop terrorism here in Britain.

  2. Dominic Hodgson:

    The consistency of the growth is striking, the moss is right across Antarctic Peninsula.

  3. Scott Sandefur:

    Given this confusion, General Motors has chosen to work with our providers to keep all benefits fully in place for striking hourly employees, so they have no disruption to their medical care.

  4. Harold Henderson:

    While the discipline assessed is indeed greater than in most prior cases, this is arguably one of the most egregious cases of domestic violence in this Commissioner's tenure -- the severe beating of a 4-year old child, with a tree branch, striking him repeatedly about the body and inflicting injuries visible days later.

  5. Philip Luther:

    Some Russian airstrikes appear to have directly attacked civilians or Civilian Objects by striking residential areas with no evident military target and even medical facilities, resulting in deaths and injuries to civilians. Such attacks may amount to war crimes, it is crucial that suspected violations are independently and impartially investigated.

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