Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stroke

12 senses of stroke

Sense 1
stroke, shot -- ((sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot")
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")

Sense 2
throw, stroke, cam stroke -- (the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 3
stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA -- (a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain)
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

Sense 4
stroke -- (a light touch)
       => touch, touching -- (the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air")

Sense 5
stroke, stroking -- (a light touch with the hands)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 6
stroke -- ((golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes")
       => score -- (a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0")

Sense 7
stroke -- (the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew)
       => oarsman, rower -- (someone who rows a boat)

Sense 8
accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event -- (anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 9
solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix -- (a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information)
       => punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

Sense 10
stroke -- (a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes")
       => mark, print -- (a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere")

Sense 11
stroke -- (any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing)
       => locomotion, travel -- (self-propelled movement)

Sense 12
stroke -- (a single complete movement)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stroke

4 senses of stroke

Sense 1
stroke -- (touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 2
stroke -- (strike a ball with a smooth blow)
       => strike, hit -- (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")

Sense 3
stroke -- (row at a particular rate)
       => row -- (propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake")

Sense 4
stroke -- (treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss")
       => flatter, blandish -- (praise somewhat dishonestly)

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