From Middle English *stroak, strok, strak, from Old English *strāc (“stroke”), from Proto-Germanic *straikaz (“stroke”), from Proto-Indo-European *streyg- (“stroke; to strike”). Cognate with Scots strak, strake, straik (“stroke, blow”), Middle Low German strēk (“stroke, trick, prank”), German Streich (“stroke”).
Wikipedia stroke (plural strokes)
- An act of stroking (moving one's hand over a surface).
- She gave the cat a stroke.
- A blow or hit.
- a stroke on the chin
- A single movement with a tool.
- (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
- (tennis) The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
- (rowing) The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
- (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
- A thrust of a piston.
- A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement.
- (hence, UK) The symbol /.
- (linguistics) A line of a Chinese, Japanese or Korean character.
- The time when a clock strikes.
- on the stroke of midnight
- 2012 May 9, John Percy, “Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report”, the Telegraph:
- Already guarding a 1-0 lead from the first leg, Blackpool inched further ahead when Stephen Dobbie scored from an acute angle on the stroke of half-time. The game appeared to be completely beyond Birmingham’s reach three minutes into the second period when Matt Phillips reacted quickly to bundle the ball past Colin Doyle and off a post.
- A particular style of swimming.
- butterfly stroke
- (medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
- (rowing) The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
- (professional wrestling) Backstage influence.
- (squash (sport)) A point awarded to a player in case of interference or obstruction by the opponent.
- (sciences) The current flowing through the ionic channel of a lightning flash. Multiple strokes are common in a single flash.
- (act of stroking, petting): caress
- (blow): blow, hit
- (act of striking with a weapon): blow
- (single movement with a tool):
- (in golf):
- (in tennis):
- (in rowing):
- (in cricket): shot
- (thrust of a piston): push, thrust
- (made with a pen): stroke of the pen
- (time when a clock strikes): hour
- (particular style of swimming):
- (in medical sense): cerebrovascular accident, CVA
- (in wrestling):
Terms derived from stroke (noun)
single movement with a tool
act of striking with a weapon
golf: single act of striking the ball
tennis: single act of striking the ball
rowing: movement of an oar or paddle through water
line drawn with a pen or pencil
stroke of a Chinese character
time when a clock strikes
particular style of swimming
loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted
- Armenian: կաթված (hy) (kat'vaç)
- Mandarin: 中暑 (cmn) (zhòngshǔ)
- Czech: mrtvice (cs) f, mozková mrtvice (cs) f
- Danish: apopleksi (da), slagtilfælde (da)
- Dutch: beroerte (nl) f
- Esperanto: apopleksio (eo)
- Finnish: aivoverenkiertohäiriö (fi)
- French: accident vasculaire cérébral (fr) m, attaque cérébrale (fr) f, AVC (fr) m, infarctus (fr) m
- German: Schlaganfall (de) m, Hirninfarkt (de) m, Hirnschlag (de) m, Apoplexie (de) f, (short form, colloquial) Apoplex (de) m, (colloquial) Schlagerl (de) n
- Hebrew: שָׁבָץ (he) (shaváts) m, שָׁבָץ מֹחִי (he) (shaváts mokhí) m
in rowing: the rower who is nearest to the stern of the boat
wrestling: backstage influence
From Middle English stroken, straken, from Old English strācian (“to stroke”), from Proto-Germanic *straikōną (“to stroke, caress”). Cognate with German streicheln (“to stroke, fondle”).
stroke (third-person singular simple present strokes, present participle stroking, simple past and past participle stroked)
- (transitive) To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.
- He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind, / He stroked her cheeks.
- (transitive, cricket) To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
- (masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to.
- (transitive) To row the stroke oar of.
- to stroke a boat
to move one's hand or an object over the surface of
- Albanian: ledhatoj (sq), fërkoj (sq)
- Mandarin: 撫 (cmn), 抚 (cmn) (fǔ), 撫摩 (cmn), 抚摩 (cmn) (fǔmó)
- Czech: hladit (cs)
- Dutch: strelen (nl), strijken (nl), aaien (nl)
- Estonian: silitama
- Finnish: silittää (fi), pyyhkiä (fi), sivellä (fi)
- French: caresser (fr)
- German: streicheln (de), streichen (de)
- Hungarian: simít (hu), simogat (hu)
- Italian: accarezzare (it)
cricket: to hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion