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STROKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stroke mean? 

STROKE (noun)
  The noun STROKE has 10 senses:

1. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
2. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
3. a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
4. a light touch
5. a light touch with the hands
6. the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
7. a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
8. a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
9. any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
10. a single complete movement

  Familiarity information: STROKE used as a noun is familiar.


STROKE (verb)
  The verb STROKE has 4 senses:

1. touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
2. strike a ball with a smooth blow
3. row at a particular rate
4. treat gingerly or carefully

  Familiarity information: STROKE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STROKE (noun)


Sense 1stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stroke; shot

Context examples:

it took two strokes to get out of the bunker / a good shot require good balance and tempo / he left me an almost impossible shot

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

maneuver; manoeuvre; play (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill)

Meronyms (parts of "stroke"):

follow-through (the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

golf shot; golf stroke; swing (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

baseball swing; cut; swing (in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball)

tennis shot; tennis stroke (the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket)

swipe (a sweeping stroke or blow)

cut; undercut ((sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball)

miscue (a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball)

masse; masse shot (a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball)

cannon; carom (a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other)

break (the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool)


Sense 2stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

cam stroke; stroke; throw

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

motion; movement (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

instroke (the stroke of an engine piston moving away from the crankshaft)

outstroke (the stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft)


Sense 3stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

CVA; cerebrovascular accident; apoplexy; stroke

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

attack (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition)

Meronyms (parts of "stroke"):

cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

ischaemic stroke; ischemic stroke (the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel))

haemorrhagic stroke; hemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain)


Sense 4stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light touch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

touch; touching (the event of something coming in contact with the body)


Sense 5stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light touch with the hands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stroking; stroke

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

touch; touching (the act of putting two things together with no space between them)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

caress (a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it))


Sense 6stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

oarsman; rower (someone who rows a boat)


Sense 7stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

separatrix; virgule; solidus; slash; diagonal; stroke

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)


Sense 8stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

mark; print (a visible indication made on a surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

underline; underscore (a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter))

upstroke (a stroke normally made in an upward direction)

downstroke (a stroke normally made in a downward direction)


Sense 9stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

locomotion; travel (self-propelled movement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

swimming stroke (a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward)


Sense 10stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A single complete movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stroke" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stroke"):

beat (a stroke or blow)

bow (a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments)

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


STROKE (verb)


Sense 1stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fondle; stroke

Context example:

He stroked his long beard

Hypernyms (to "stroke" is one way to...):

caress (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stroke"):

lap; lick (pass the tongue over)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike a ball with a smooth blow

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "stroke" is one way to...):

hit; strike (make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Row at a particular rate

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "stroke" is one way to...):

row (propel with oars)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4stroke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat gingerly or carefully

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

You have to stroke the boss

Hypernyms (to "stroke" is one way to...):

blandish; flatter (praise somewhat dishonestly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot stroke Sue


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