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Synonyms for stroke
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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stroke, shotnoun

    (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 strokenoun

    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, CVAnoun

    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. strokenoun

    a light touch

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

  5. stroke, strokingnoun

    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. strokenoun

    (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. strokenoun

    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 eventnoun

    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, separatrixnoun

    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. strokenoun

    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. strokenoun

    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. strokeverb

    a single complete movement

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

  13. strokeverb

    touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

    "He stroked his long beard"

  14. strokeverb

    strike a ball with a smooth blow

  15. strokeverb

    row at a particular rate

  16. strokeverb

    treat gingerly or carefully

    "You have to stroke the boss"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strokenoun

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

  2. strokenoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, shock

  3. strokenoun

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

  4. strokenoun

    Synonyms:
    touch, dash, sudden effort, sudden effect

  5. strokeverb

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

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How to use stroke in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    An employer who cheats clients also deceives own employees,but eventually by the stroke of Karma is duped & destroyed by some family member or relatives or friends or any person very close by.

  2. American Lexi Thompson:

    Just a little bit at setup and then my path and my stroke, so it was definitely a big change for me, but it was a change that needed to be made, and I ’m just getting used to it right now.

  3. Gil Dotan:

    On average, in the U.S., there are 38 (yearly) fatalities from heat stroke originated from forgotten infants in cars. In terms of car crashes and fatalities, you have roughly 35,000 cases each year.

  4. Tammy Duckworth:

    Trump's reckless decision to gather 1,000 Cadets at West Point for a speech puts our future military leaders at increased risk -- all to stroke Kaleth Wright own ego, our troops need stable, consistent leadership during volatile times like these, not a Commander-in-Chief who values Kaleth Wright own photo ops and TV ratings over their health and safety.

  5. Scott C. Holstad:

    i want to hold her to me, take away her pain, fear, make her believe someone gives a shit. i want to stroke the nape of her soft downy neck, cover her eyes with my hand, feel her cheeks quiver beneath -- i want to know her, but like one wounded she won’t let them close. she’s afraid to live life at times she feels a feeling similar to one she had as a child but when it appears she pushes the plunger and it disappears.


Translations for stroke

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  • 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
  • จังหวะThai
  • sıvazlamak, okşamakTurkish
  • breinaflap, breinaparalüd, penamaliun, paopläg, penaliunVolapük
  • 行程Chinese

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