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Synonyms for stroke
stroʊk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term stroke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stroke, shot(noun)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    shaft, stab, dig, guessing, fortuity, slash, snap, guesswork, blastoff, stroking, barb, throw, gibe, cam stroke, shooter, slam, scene, solidus, virgule, crack, snapshot, shooting, separatrix, guess, diagonal, cerebrovascular accident, jibe, chance event, accident, apoplexy, injection, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  2. throw, stroke, cam stroke(noun)

    the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  3. stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA(noun)

    a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  4. stroke(noun)

    a light touch

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  5. stroke, stroking(noun)

    a light touch with the hands

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  6. stroke(noun)

    (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club

    "Nicklaus won by three strokes"

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  7. stroke(noun)

    the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  8. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stroking, solidus, slash, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, fortuity, throw

  9. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, gash, throw, stroking, bezant, accident, fortuity, bezzant, slash, cut, bias, solidus, virgule, diagonal, chance event, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, byzant, separatrix, slice, shot

  10. stroke(noun)

    a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush

    "she applied the paint in careful strokes"

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  11. stroke(noun)

    any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  12. stroke(verb)

    a single complete movement

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  13. stroke(verb)

    touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

    "He stroked his long beard"

  14. stroke(verb)

    strike a ball with a smooth blow

  15. stroke(verb)

    row at a particular rate

  16. stroke(verb)

    treat gingerly or carefully

    "You have to stroke the boss"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stroke

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    Synonyms:
    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, thump

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    blow, knock, rap, pat, hit, thump

  2. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, shock

  3. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affliction, reverse, calamity, hardship, misfortune, visitation

  4. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    touch, dash, sudden effort, sudden effect

  5. stroke(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rub gently (with the hands, in one direction)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stroke":

    avc, apoplexy, systolic, attack, race, cerebrovascular, ejection, blow, acv, slash, clot, bar, lca, diseases

How to pronounce stroke?

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How to say stroke in sign language?

  1. stroke

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How to use stroke in a sentence?

  1. Wonder Woman:

    I have completed four half-ironman races (70.3 miles) in the past two years, each time I envision my success, I think of the Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman, and I feel invincible. When I take that first stroke and glide across the water I am energized.

  2. Border Protection Commissioner:

    With another stroke of a pen Biden is doubling down on his open border strategies, encouraging illegal migration, and creating the next crisis to reach our borders, within two weeks of this new administration our borders are less secure, our country less safe, and the mission of our front line personnel has become more dangerous.

  3. Robert Glatter:

    My bias is that it is silly to play in 100 degree temperatures, the risk of heat stroke, collapse on the court, acute kidney injury and a serious fall as one collapses from the heat are just not worth it. Why not postpone for a few days, play only at night or play in closed air conditioned stadiums when available?

  4. Esmael Mangudadatu:

    Basit Usman was shot in the shoulder and he can't move the right side of his body because of a mild stroke, he has aides who were also badly hit from the encounter.

  5. Suvarna Alladi:

    They develop stroke at the same age but outcomes appear to be better for bilinguals.


Translations for stroke

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • السكتة الدماغيةArabic
  • cop, caríciaCatalan, Valencian
  • pohlazení, bití, úder, mrtvice, tah, hladit, mozková mrtviceCzech
  • ae, apopleksi, slagtilfælde, slagDanish
  • Schlag, Schlagmann, streicheln, Strich, Schlaganfall, Zug, Hirninfarkt, Schlagerl, Hirnschlag, Hieb, Apoplexie, Hub, Federstrich, streichen, Streich, ApoplexGerman
  • frapo, bato, apopleksioEsperanto
  • trazo, golpe, pincelada, brazada, apoplejía, accidente cerebro vascular, remada, caricia, acariciarSpanish
  • silitamaEstonian
  • veto, lyönti, aivoverenkiertohäiriö, isku, piirto, silittää, vinoviiva, uintityyli, sivellä, pyyhkäistä, silitys, pyyhkiäFinnish
  • caresser, coup, infarctus, trait, caresse, AVC, barre oblique, brasse, accident vasculaire cérébral, attaque cérébraleFrench
  • streakjeWestern Frisian
  • buille, bualadh, beum, slìogScottish Gaelic
  • פעימה, חתירה, שבץ מוחי, שָׁבָץHebrew
  • simít, simogat, agyvérzés, simogatás, vonásHungarian
  • շոյում, հարված, կաթվածArmenian
  • frapoIdo
  • battuta, accarezzare, colpo di remo, tratto, colpo, pennellata, palata, giocata, carezza, bracciata, tempo, colpo apoplettico, voga, vogata, ictus, rintocco, capovoga, corsaItalian
  • 劃, 筆画, 脳梗塞, 画, なでる, 撫でる, ストロークJapanese
  • mulceōLatin
  • StréchLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • moremore, tarawete, ikura roro, poutoki, mate ikura roro, patunga, haukuru, tūmomo kau, hokomirimiriMāori
  • angin ahmarMalay
  • haal, beroerte, aaien, streek, slag, klap, klokslag, strelen, strijkenDutch
  • slag, tak, strøkNorwegian
  • głaskać, cios, styl, wylew, suw, głaskanie, skok, kreska, pociągnięcie, ukośnik, apopleksjaPolish
  • pincelada, carícia, badalada, raquetada, pancada, remada, tacada, acariciar, [[estilo]] ([[de]] [[nado]]/[[natação]]), derrame, traço, barraPortuguese
  • mângâiaRomanian
  • бой часо́в, уда́р, черта́, инсу́льт, штрих, парали́ч, мазо́к, погла́живание, гребо́к, гладить, погладитьRussian
  • ledhatoj, fërkojAlbanian
  • slag, slaganfall, tag, simtag, streck, årtag, snedstreck, hugg, slå, klockslag, drag, strykning, stroke, strykaSwedish
  • sıvazlamak, okşamakTurkish
  • breinaflap, breinaparalüd, penamaliun, paopläg, penaliunVolapük
  • 行程Chinese

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