Definitions of stroke

  1. The act of making a blow, or the blow made; as, the stroke of a hammer; a powerful or sudden action suggesting a blow; as, a strock of lightning; a strong effort to bring about a result, or the result brought about; as, a stroke of business; a gently moving touch; as, a soft stroke of the hand; a movement with an instrument, as a pencil or pen, or the mark made; sound of a clock in marking the time; one of a series of movements, as the sweep of an oar; the oarsman in a boat who sets the time to the rowers.
  2. To rub gently with the hand; as, to stroke a cat.
  3. 1. A blow; hence a sudden attack, as a sunstroke, a paralytic or apoplectic stroke. 2. A pulsation. 3. To pass the hand or any instrument gently over a surface. 4. A gliding movement over a surface, a stroking.
  4. A sudden acute attack, as apoplexy.
  5. A blow: a sudden attack: calamity: the sound of a clock: a dash in writing: the sweep of an oar in rowing: the movement of the piston of a steam- engine: the touch of a pen or pencil: a masterly effort.
  6. To rub gently in one direction: to rub gently in kindness.
  8. A blow; sudden attack; calamity; dash; touch; effort.
  9. Rower nearest the stern.
  10. To rub gently.
  11. To pass the hand over gently.
  12. A light caressing movement; a stroking.
  13. The act or movement of striking; a blow; recurrent movement, as of oars or a piston.
  14. A disaster; attack of disease.
  15. A feat; coup.
  16. A blow; the striking of one body against another; a hostile blow or attack; a sudden attack of disease or affliction; calamity; the sound of a clock; the touch of a pencil; a touch; a masterly effort; an effort suddenly or unexpectedly produced; series of operations; a dash in writing or printing; a line; the sweep of an oar.
  17. To rub gently with the hand by way of expressing kindness; to soothe; to rub gently in one direction; to make smooth.
  18. A blow; any sudden or fatal attack, as of disease; a touch; a dash; a masterly effort; the touch of a pencil; the sweep of an oar; the upward and downward motion of the piston of a steam- engine.
  19. To rub gently in one direction; to graze or touch lightly; to soothe; to smooth.

Quotes of stroke

  1. Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die. – Charles Babbage
  2. Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor. – Anthony Edwards
  3. It doesn't use shading, but it does use stroke length variations. – John Robert Gregg
  4. You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke – Ed Harris
  5. It's one of those things; you just get a very nice stroke from being included in the next thing. – Andreas Katsulas
  6. The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. – Don Marquis
  7. Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won. – Peter Mayhew
  8. The number of strokes to the inch controls the pitch of the note: the more, the higher the pitch; the fewer, the lower the pitch, the size of the stroke controls the loudness... the tone quality is the most difficult element to control, it is made by the shape of the strokes. – Norman McLaren
  9. As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries- stroke and trauma- affect more than 2. 2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow. – Allyson Schwartz
  10. I am a very conscientious golfer. I count every stroke I learned to play that way. That is the only way I can play. It taught me to be honest. There is no greater virtue than honesty. – Martin Sheen
  11. I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I've experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke – Luther Vandross
  12. We estimated that we could make one of four cylinders with 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke weighing not over two hundred pounds, including all accessories. – Orville Wright

Usage examples for stroke

  1. Stroke same depth; cover the blades, but not above the blue. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  2. Stroke has now, however, taken the measure of his foes. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  3. Stroke your beauty and pet it as much as you like, only let me say 'Good night' now. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  4. Stroke a cat and you'll get scratched. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  5. Stroke of luck, I'd call it. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. Stroke a cat or a horse, and it will have a physical pleasure; but pat Chum and call him " Good dog!" – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  7. Stroke his face, and talk to him." – Little Prudy's Sister Susy by Sophie May
  8. Stroke under par, isn't it? – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  9. Stroke side, catch the beginning a little sharper. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

Rhymes for stroke