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English noun: stroke

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


SamplesIt took two strokes to get out of the bunker.
A good shot requires good balance and tempo.
He left me an almost impossible shot.


Synonymsshot


Broader (hypernym)maneuver, manoeuvre, play


Narrower (hyponym)baseball swing, break, cannon, carom, cut, cut, golf shot, golf stroke, masse, masse shot, miscue, swing, swing, swipe, tennis shot, tennis stroke, undercut


Part holonymfollow-through


Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. stroke (event) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam


Synonymscam stroke, throw


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Narrower (hyponym)instroke, outstroke

3. stroke (state) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain


Synonymsapoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA


Broader (hypernym)attack


Narrower (hyponym)haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke


Part holonymcerebral hemorrhage

4. stroke (event) a light touch


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

5. stroke (act) a light touch with the hands


Synonymsstroking


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


Narrower (hyponym)caress

6. stroke (quantity) (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club


SamplesNicklaus won by three strokes.


Broader (hypernym)score


Domain categorygolf, golf game

7. stroke (person) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew


Broader (hypernym)oarsman, rower

8. stroke (event) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause


SamplesWinning the lottery was a happy accident.
The pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck.
It was due to an accident or fortuity.


Synonymsaccident, chance event, fortuity


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)break, coincidence, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance, lottery

9. stroke (communication) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information


Synonymsdiagonal, separatrix, slash, solidus, virgule


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark

10. stroke (communication) a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush


SamplesShe applied the paint in careful strokes.


Broader (hypernym)mark, print


Narrower (hyponym)downstroke, flick, underline, underscore, upstroke

11. stroke (act) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing


Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel


Narrower (hyponym)swimming stroke

12. stroke (act) a single complete movement


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)beat, blow, bow, key stroke, keystroke


English verb: stroke

1. stroke (contact) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions


SamplesHe stroked his long beard.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)caress, fondle, lap, lick

2. stroke (competition) strike a ball with a smooth blow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit, strike

3. stroke (competition) row at a particular rate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)row

4. stroke (communication) treat gingerly or carefully


SamplesYou have to stroke the boss.


ExamplesSam cannot stroke Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)blandish, flatter









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