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Definition of Stroke

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blow, whipping; (Medicine) apoplexy, sudden stoppage of blood flow to the brain; method of swimming (i.e. backstroke, etc.); light touch, caress; mark left by a writing implement
hit, beat; mark with a short line, cross out; caress, brush lightly
Stroke Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
ictus, plaga
Stroke Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
(v. t.)
A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
(v. t.)
A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
(v. t.)
A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
(v. t.)
A throb or beat, as of the heart.
(v. t.)
(v. t.)
Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
(v. t.)
One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
(v. t.)
Power; influence.
(v. t.)
The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
(v. t.)
The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
(v. t.)
The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; -- called also stroke oar.
(v. t.)
The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke.
(v. t.)
The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
(v. t.)
The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.
(v. t.)
The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
(v. t.)
To give a finely fluted surface to.
(v. t.)
To make smooth by rubbing.
(v. t.)
To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
(v. t.)
To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
(v. t.)
To strike.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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 cross stroke 
 golf stroke 
 ground stroke 
 outward stroke 
 dead-stroke hammer 
 hair stroke 
 cam stroke 
 ischaemic stroke 
 backhand stroke 
 death stroke 
 oblique stroke 
 ischemic stroke 
 trudgen stroke 
 grace stroke 
 tennis stroke 
 master stroke 
 to keep stroke 
 crawl stroke 
 wing stroke 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Chwap = n. a sudden stroke, adv, instantly
Dwylofi = v. to stroke with hands
Ergyd = n. a propulsion, throw, cast; shot; stroke
Ffwyl = n. a stroke; a foil
Gwialenod = n. stroke of a rod
Gwrtharfod = n. counter stroke
Gwrthgur = n. a counter stroke
Llofelu = v. to coax, to stroke
Ogaid = n. a stroke of a harrow
Palfaid = n. a stroke of a palm
Palfod = n. a stroke of a paw
Pratio = v. to stroke, to coax
Wab = n. a slap, a stroke
Ystremp = n. a dash, a stroke; a trick; a charm
Yswadan = n. a stroke, a flap
Australian Slang
about the behaviour of a person with a noisy flatulence problem
easy pace at which work is done supposed to be typical of those working for the government, originally used specifically of convict road labourers
pornographic magazine
WordNet 2.0

1. (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 require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
(synonym) shot
(hypernym) maneuver, manoeuvre, play
(hyponym) break
(part-meronym) follow-through
(classification) sport, athletics
2. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
(synonym) throw, cam stroke
(hypernym) movement, motion
(hyponym) instroke
3. a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
(synonym) apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA
(hypernym) attack
(hyponym) ischemic stroke, ischaemic stroke
(part-meronym) cerebral hemorrhage
4. a light touch
(hypernym) touch, touching
(derivation) fondle
5. a light touch with the hands
(synonym) stroking
(hypernym) touch, touching
(hyponym) caress
(derivation) fondle
6. the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
(hypernym) oarsman, rower
7. a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
(synonym) solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, separatrix
(hypernym) punctuation, punctuation mark
8. a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
(hypernym) mark, print
(hyponym) downstroke
9. any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
(hypernym) locomotion, travel
(hyponym) swimming stroke
10. a single complete movement
(hypernym) motion, movement, move, motility
(hyponym) beat

1. touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
(synonym) fondle
(hypernym) caress
(hyponym) lick, lap
(derivation) stroking
2. strike a ball with a smooth blow
(hypernym) strike, hit
(derivation) shot
3. row at a particular rate
(hypernym) row
4. treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
(hypernym) flatter, blandish
Stroke Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
The distance traveled by a piston in a cylinder during 1/2 revolution of the crankshaft. (TII1) (TII2)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Stroke Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of being tickled by feathers
Stroke Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
A straight line or arc that is used as a segment of a graphic character.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The distance the piston moves when travelling from bottom dead center (BDC) to top dead center (TDC) or vice versa. Also see compression stroke , exhaust stroke , intake stroke , and power stroke .
Stroke Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- Static variable in class java.awt.font.ShapeGraphicAttribute 
public static final boolean STROKE
A key indicating the shape should be stroked with a 1-pixel wide stroke.
Jargon File
n. Common name for the slant (`/', ASCII 0101111) character. See ASCII for other synonyms.
Desktop Publishing Glossary
The line that defines a shape (such as the outline of a letter).
Henry Budgett
Stroke Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack, is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, feeling like the world is spinning, or loss of vision to one side among others. Signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. If symptoms last less than one or two hours it is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Hemorrhagic strokes may also be associated with a severe headache. The symptoms of a stroke can be permanent. Long term complications may include pneumonia or loss of bladder control.

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Stroke Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The forward motion of the club head made with the intent to hit the ball whether contact is made or not
Bowling Termes 1.0
The arm and hand motion during the act of delivery over the foul line.
Stroke Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
v. yach
Stroke Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Alternative-Medicine Methods
A neural deficit that results from an undersupply of oxygen to the brain (e.g., due to thrombosis or a cerebral aneurysm, embolism, or hemorrhage), develops within minutes or hours, and persists for more than 24 hours.
EUFIC Nutrition Glossary
Interference with blood circulation in the brain, starving one or more parts of the brain of oxygen. The medical term is cerebrovascular accident.SubstrateThe substance on which a specific enzyme exerts its effects.
Copyright © 2006, EUFIC - European Food Information Council. All rights reserved.
Glossary of Terms
Sudden loss of function of part of the brain because of loss of blood flow. Stroke may be caused by a clot (thrombosis) or rupture (hemorrhage) of a blood vessel to the brain.
National Institutes of Health
High Blood Pressure
Sudden loss of function of part of the brain because of loss of blood flow. Stroke may be caused by a clot (thrombosis) or rupture (hemorrhage) of a blood vessel to the brain. See also cerebrovascular disease.
Hormone Replacement therapy
Damage to the brain resulting from blockage of blood
flow to the brain or from hemorrhage (bleeding) of blood into the brain.
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
A neural deficit that results from an undersupply of oxygen to the brain (e.g., due to thrombosis or a cerebral aneurysm, embolism, or hemorrhage), develops within minutes or hours, and persists for more than 24 hours.
Health Information
also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA); caused by a lack of blood to the brain, resulting in the sudden loss of speech, language, or the ability to move a body part and, if severe enough, death.
National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
condition caused by damage to blood vessels in the brain; may cause loss of ability to speak or to move parts of the body.
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)