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Definitions of strike

  1. To make a quick blow or thrust; to hit; to dash against; to sound by percussion; to make an attack; to sound with blows; to be stranded; to dart; to lower a flag or colours in token of respect or surrender. To strike in, to enter suddenly; to disappear. To strike in with, to conform to. To strike out, to make a sudden excursion. To strike work, to quit work in a body or by combination in order to compel a rise of wages. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To hit with force; inflict a blow upon; to give or deal; as, to strike a blow; dash against; collide with; as, the ship struck the rocks; lower or take down; as, the ship struck her colors; cause to sound; as, to strike a gong; produce by friction; as, to strike a match; coin or stamp with a die; affect suddenly and strongly; as, to be struck with pity; light upon; make, as a bargain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give a blow to: to hit with force: to dash: to stamp: to coin: to thrust in: to cause to sound: to let down, as a sail: to ground upon, as a ship: to punish: to affect strongly: to affect suddenly with alarm or surprise: to make a compact or agreement: (B.) to stroke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To give a blow to; to impress; indicate by sound; affect strongly; lower, as a flag or sail. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To hit; smite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To stamp, as coins. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To confirm, as a bargain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To expunge; followed by out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To haul down, as a flag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To quit or cease, as work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To deal a quick blow or thrust; make an attack; hit; collide; to run against a rock, etc., as a ship; sound as a result a blow, as a clock; to lower a flag or sail, as a sign of respect or submission; cease from work in order to secure better conditions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To give a quick blow: to hit: to dash: to sound by being struck: to touch: to run aground: to pass with a quick effect: to dart: to lower the flag in token of respect or surrender: to give up work in order to secure higher wages or the redress of some grievance:-pa.t. struck; pa.p. struck (obs. stricken). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To give a blow; run aground; indicate the hour by sound of a bell; lower the flag; give up work to compel an increase of wages. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. attain; "The horse finally struck a pace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. To come into sudden contact; deliver a blow; beat; sound the hour, as a clock. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To come by accident; happen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To enter boldly; proceed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To cease work, as a means of securing some concession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To surrender. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To touch or hit with some force; to give a blow to; to dash; to stamp; to coin; to thrust in; to punish; to cause to sound; to affect sensibly or strongly; to make and ratify; to affect suddenly; to lower, as to strike sail; to level a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top; to ground. To strike up, to begin to sound; to begin to sing or play. To strike off, to erase from an account; to print; to separate by a blow. To strike out, to produce by collision; to erase; to contrive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To give a blow to; to hit with some force; to make an attack; to act upon in any way, as by a blow; to dash; to act on by beating against; to notify by sound; to sound, as a bell; to coin or mint; to lower or take down, as a sail or flag; to ratify, as a bargain; to alarm; to surprise; to affect suddenly in any particular manner; to refrain from work in a body, as workmen for the redress of some grievance, or for the increase of wages. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Striking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Same as Ten-strike. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. To punish; to afflict; to smite. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light. Newage Dictionary DB
  57. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle. Newage Dictionary DB
  62. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail. Newage Dictionary DB
  63. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor. Newage Dictionary DB
  64. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave. Newage Dictionary DB
  65. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle. Newage Dictionary DB
  66. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. Newage Dictionary DB
  67. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows. Newage Dictionary DB
  68. To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock. Newage Dictionary DB
  69. To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes. Newage Dictionary DB
  70. To make an attack; to aim a blow. Newage Dictionary DB
  71. To touch; to act by appulse. Newage Dictionary DB
  72. To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night. Newage Dictionary DB
  73. To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  74. To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run. Newage Dictionary DB
  75. To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy. Newage Dictionary DB
  76. To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages. Newage Dictionary DB
  77. To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters. Newage Dictionary DB
  78. To steal money. Newage Dictionary DB
  79. The act of striking. Newage Dictionary DB
  80. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle. Newage Dictionary DB
  81. A bushel; four pecks. Newage Dictionary DB
  82. An old measure of four bushels. Newage Dictionary DB
  83. Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality. Newage Dictionary DB
  84. An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence. Newage Dictionary DB
  85. The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer. Newage Dictionary DB
  86. A puddler's stirrer. Newage Dictionary DB
  87. The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip. Newage Dictionary DB
  88. The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing. Newage Dictionary DB
  89. A stopping of work in order to secure higher wages, shorter hours, etc.; an unexpected success; as, a lucky strike in mining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  90. STRIKER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  91. Act of striking for higher wages; direction of rock strata. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  92. An act of striking; a blow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. The quitting of work by a body of laborers to enforce some concession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. An instrument with a straight edge for levelling a measure of grain, salt, &c., by scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle; the act of workmen combining in a refusal to work till the employer concedes a demand for higher wages; the direction of the outcrop of a stratum. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  95. A measure; a flat piece of wood for levelling grain heaped in the measure; a cessation from work for higher wages, or on account of some grievance, by workmen; in geol., the direction or line of outcrop of any stratum, which is always at right angles to its dip. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  96. Struck. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  97. Struck, stricken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for strike

  1. How do those strike you? – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  2. It will strike you in the face. – Pélléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
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