Stroke - imp. Struck.
Stroke - v. t. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a
violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an
instrument or weapon.
Stroke - v. t. The result of effect of a striking; injury or
Stroke - v. t. The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Stroke - v. t. A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a
Stroke - v. t. A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch
of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
Stroke - v. t. Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a
written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an
Stroke - v. t. A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack;
a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one;
as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
Stroke - v. t. A throb or beat, as of the heart.
Stroke - v. t. One of a series of beats or movements against a
resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is
accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in
rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
Stroke - v. t. The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke.
Stroke - v. t. The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other
oars are guided; -- called also stroke oar.
Stroke - v. t. The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.
Stroke - v. t. A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done,
produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such
an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master
stroke of policy.
Stroke - v. t. The movement, in either direction, of the piston
plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump,
in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward
stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a
piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
Stroke - v. t. Power; influence.
Stroke - v. t. Appetite.
Stroke - v. t. To strike.
Stroke - v. t. To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the
hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to
caress; to soothe.
Stroke - v. t. To make smooth by rubbing.
Stroke - v. t. To give a finely fluted surface to.
Stroke - v. t. To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.