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strike


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strike  \Strike\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  finding  of  rich  ore  in  mining;  hence  any  sudden 
  success  or  good  fortune,  esp.  financial. 
 
  2.  (Bowling,  U.  S.)  Act  of  leveling  all  the  pins  with  the 
  first  bowl;  also  the  score  thus  made  Sometimes  called 
  {double  spare}. 
 
  3.  (Baseball)  Any  actual  or  constructive  striking  at  the 
  pitched  ball,  three  of  which  if  the  ball  is  not  hit 
  fairly,  cause  the  batter  to  be  put  out  hence  any  of 
  various  acts  or  events  which  are  ruled  as  equivalent  to 
  such  a  striking,  as  failing  to  strike  at  a  ball  so  pitched 
  that  the  batter  should  have  struck  at  it 
 
  4.  (Tenpins)  Same  as  {Ten-strike}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strike  \Strike\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Struck};  p.  p.  {Struck}, 
  {Stricken}({Stroock},  {Strucken},  Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Striking}.  Struck  is  more  commonly  used  in  the  p.  p.  than 
  stricken.]  [OE.  striken  to  strike,  proceed,  flow,  AS 
  str[=i]can  to  go  proceed,  akin  to  D.  strijken  to  rub, 
  stroke,  strike,  to  move  go  G.  streichen  OHG.  str[=i]hhan, 
  L.  stringere  to  touch  lightly,  to  graze,  to  strip  off  (but 
  perhaps  not  to  L.  stringere  in  sense  to  draw  tight),  striga  a 
  row,  a  furrow.  Cf  {Streak},  {Stroke}.] 
  1.  To  touch  or  hit  with  some  force,  either  with  the  hand  or 
  with  an  instrument;  to  smite;  to  give  a  blow  to  either 
  with  the  hand  or  with  any  instrument  or  missile. 
 
  He  at  Philippi  kept  His  sword  e'en  like  a  dancer; 
  while  I  struck  The  lean  and  wrinkled  Cassius. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  come  in  collision  with  to  strike  against;  as  a  bullet 
  struck  him  the  wave  struck  the  boat  amidships;  the  ship 
  struck  a  reef. 
 
  3.  To  give  as  a  blow;  to  impel,  as  with  a  blow;  to  give  a 
  force  to  to  dash;  to  cast. 
 
  They  shall  take  of  the  blood,  and  strike  it  on  the 
  two  sideposts  --Ex.  xii.  7. 
 
  Who  would  be  free  themselves  must  strike  the  blow. 
  --Byron. 
 
  4.  To  stamp  or  impress  with  a  stroke;  to  coin;  as  to  strike 
  coin  from  metal:  to  strike  dollars  at  the  mint. 
 
  5.  To  thrust  in  to  cause  to  enter  or  penetrate;  to  set  in 
  the  earth;  as  a  tree  strikes  its  roots  deep. 
 
  6.  To  punish;  to  afflict;  to  smite. 
 
  To  punish  the  just  is  not  good,  nor  strike  princes 
  for  equity.  --Prov.  xvii. 
  26. 
 
  7.  To  cause  to  sound  by  one  or  more  beats;  to  indicate  or 
  notify  by  audible  strokes;  as  the  clock  strikes  twelve; 
  the  drums  strike  up  a  march. 
 
  8.  To  lower;  to  let  or  take  down  to  remove;  as  to  strike 
  sail;  to  strike  a  flag  or  an  ensign,  as  in  token  of 
  surrender;  to  strike  a  yard  or  a  topmast  in  a  gale;  to 
  strike  a  tent;  to  strike  the  centering  of  an  arch. 
 
  9.  To  make  a  sudden  impression  upon  as  by  a  blow;  to  affect 
  sensibly  with  some  strong  emotion;  as  to  strike  the  mind, 
  with  surprise;  to  strike  one  with  wonder,  alarm,  dread,  or 
  horror. 
 
  Nice  works  of  art  strike  and  surprise  us  most  on  the 
  first  view.  --Atterbury. 
 
  They  please  as  beauties,  here  as  wonders  strike. 
  --Pope. 
 
  10.  To  affect  in  some  particular  manner  by  a  sudden 
  impression  or  impulse;  as  the  plan  proposed  strikes  me 
  favorably;  to  strike  one  dead  or  blind. 
 
  How  often  has  stricken  you  dumb  with  his  irony! 
  --Landor. 
 
  11.  To  cause  or  produce  by  a  stroke,  or  suddenly,  as  by  a 
  stroke;  as  to  strike  a  light. 
 
  Waving  wide  her  myrtle  wand,  She  strikes  a 
  universal  peace  through  sea  and  land.  --Milton. 
 
  12.  To  cause  to  ignite;  as  to  strike  a  match. 
 
  13.  To  make  and  ratify;  as  to  strike  a  bargain. 
 
  Note:  Probably  borrowed  from  the  L.  f[oe]dus  ferrire,  to 
  strike  a  compact,  so  called  because  an  animal  was 
  struck  and  killed  as  a  sacrifice  on  such  occasions. 
 
  14.  To  take  forcibly  or  fraudulently;  as  to  strike  money. 
  [Old  Slang] 
 
  15.  To  level,  as  a  measure  of  grain,  salt,  or  the  like  by 
  scraping  off  with  a  straight  instrument  what  is  above  the 
  level  of  the  top 
 
  16.  (Masonry)  To  cut  off  as  a  mortar  joint,  even  with  the 
  face  of  the  wall,  or  inward  at  a  slight  angle. 
 
  17.  To  hit  upon  or  light  upon  suddenly;  as  my  eye  struck  a 
  strange  word  they  soon  struck  the  trail. 
 
  18.  To  borrow  money  of  to  make  a  demand  upon  as  he  struck 
  a  friend  for  five  dollars.  [Slang] 
 
  19.  To  lade  into  a  cooler,  as  a  liquor.  --B.  Edwards. 
 
  20.  To  stroke  or  pass  lightly;  to  wave. 
 
  Behold,  I  thought,  He  will  .  .  .  strike  his  hand 
  over  the  place  and  recover  the  leper.  --2  Kings  v. 
  11. 
 
  21.  To  advance;  to  cause  to  go  forward;  --  used  only  in  past 
  participle.  ``Well  struck  in  years.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  strike  an  attitude},  {To  strike  a  balance}.  See  under 
  {Attitude},  and  {Balance}. 
 
  {To  strike  a  jury}  (Law),  to  constitute  a  special  jury 
  ordered  by  a  court,  by  each  party  striking  out  a  certain 
  number  of  names  from  a  prepared  list  of  jurors,  so  as  to 
  reduce  it  to  the  number  of  persons  required  by  law. 
  --Burrill. 
 
  {To  strike  a  lead}. 
  a  (Mining)  To  find  a  vein  of  ore. 
  b  Fig.:  To  find  a  way  to  fortune.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  strike}  {a  ledger,  or  an  account},  to  balance  it 
 
  {To  strike  hands  with}. 
  a  To  shake  hands  with  --Halliwell. 
  b  To  make  a  compact  or  agreement  with  to  agree  with 
 
 
  {To  strike  off}. 
  a  To  erase  from  an  account;  to  deduct;  as  to  strike 
  off  the  interest  of  a  debt. 
  b  (Print.)  To  impress;  to  print;  as  to  strike  off  a 
  thousand  copies  of  a  book. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strike  \Strike\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  to  advance;  to  proceed;  to  take  a  course;  as  to 
  strike  into  the  fields. 
 
  A  mouse  .  .  .  struck  forth  sternly  [bodily].  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  2.  To  deliver  a  quick  blow  or  thrust;  to  give  blows. 
 
  And  fiercely  took  his  trenchant  blade  in  hand,  With 
  which  he  stroke  so  furious  and  so  fell.  --Spenser. 
 
  Strike  now  or  else  the  iron  cools.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  hit;  to  collide;  to  dush;  to  clash;  as  a  hammer 
  strikes  against  the  bell  of  a  clock. 
 
  4.  To  sound  by  percussion,  with  blows,  or  as  with  blows;  to 
  be  struck;  as  the  clock  strikes. 
 
  A  deep  sound  strikes  like  a  rising  knell.  --Byron. 
 
  5.  To  make  an  attack;  to  aim  a  blow. 
 
  A  puny  subject  strikes  At  thy  great  glory.  --Shak. 
 
  Struck  for  throne,  and  striking  found  his  doom. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  6.  To  touch;  to  act  by  appulse. 
 
  Hinder  light  but  from  striking  on  it  [porphyry],  and 
  its  colors  vanish.  --Locke. 
 
  7.  To  run  upon  a  rock  or  bank;  to  be  stranded;  as  the  ship 
  struck  in  the  night. 
 
  8.  To  pass  with  a  quick  or  strong  effect;  to  dart;  to 
  penetrate. 
 
  Till  a  dart  strike  through  his  liver.  --Prov.  vii. 
  23. 
 
  Now  and  then  a  glittering  beam  of  wit  or  passion 
  strikes  through  the  obscurity  of  the  poem.  --Dryden. 
 
  9.  To  break  forth;  to  commence  suddenly;  --  with  into  as  to 
  strike  into  reputation;  to  strike  into  a  run. 
 
  10.  To  lower  a  flag,  or  colors,  in  token  of  respect,  or  to 
  signify  a  surrender  of  a  ship  to  an  enemy. 
 
  That  the  English  ships  of  war  should  not  strike  in 
  the  Danish  seas.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  11.  To  quit  work  in  order  to  compel  an  increase,  or  prevent  a 
  reduction,  of  wages. 
 
  12.  To  become  attached  to  something  --  said  of  the  spat  of 
  oysters. 
 
  13.  To  steal  money.  [Old  Slang,  Eng.]  --Nares. 
 
  {To  strike  at},  to  aim  a  blow  at 
 
  {To  strike  for},  to  start  suddenly  on  a  course  for 
 
  {To  strike  home},  to  give  a  blow  which  reaches  its  object,  to 
  strike  with  effect. 
 
  {To  strike  in}. 
  a  To  enter  suddenly. 
  b  To  disappear  from  the  surface,  with  internal  effects, 
  as  an  eruptive  disease. 
  c  To  come  in  suddenly;  to  interpose;  to  interrupt.  ``I 
  proposed  the  embassy  of  Constantinople  for  Mr 
  Henshaw,  but  my  Lord  Winchelsea  struck  in.'' 
  --Evelyn. 
  d  To  join  in  after  another  has  begun,as  in  singing. 
 
  {To  strike  in  with},  to  conform  to  to  suit  itself  to  to 
  side  with  to  join  with  at  once.  ``To  assert  this  is  to 
  strike  in  with  the  known  enemies  of  God's  grace.'' 
  --South. 
 
  {To  strike  out}. 
  a  To  start  to  wander;  to  make  a  sudden  excursion;  as 
  to  strike  out  into  an  irregular  course  of  life. 
  b  To  strike  with  full  force. 
  c  (Baseball)  To  be  put  out  for  not  hitting  the  ball 
  during  one's  turn  at  the  bat. 
 
  {To  strike  up},  to  commence  to  play  as  a  musician;  to  begin 
  to  sound,  as  an  instrument.  ``Whilst  any  trump  did  sound, 
  or  drum  struck  up.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strike  \Strike\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  striking. 
 
  2.  An  instrument  with  a  straight  edge  for  leveling  a  measure 
  of  grain,  salt,  and  the  like  scraping  off  what  is  above 
  the  level  of  the  top  a  strickle. 
 
  3.  A  bushel;  four  pecks.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Tusser. 
 
  4.  An  old  measure  of  four  bushels.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  5.  Fullness  of  measure;  hence  excellence  of  quality. 
 
  Three  hogsheads  of  ale  of  the  first  strike.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  6.  An  iron  pale  or  standard  in  a  gate  or  fence.  [Obs.] 
 
  7.  The  act  of  quitting  work  specifically,  such  an  act  by  a 
  body  of  workmen,  done  as  a  means  of  enforcing  compliance 
  with  demands  made  on  their  employer. 
 
  Strikes  are  the  insurrections  of  labor.  --F.  A. 
  Walker. 
 
  8.  (Iron  Working)  A  puddler's  stirrer. 
 
  9.  (Geol.)  The  horizontal  direction  of  the  outcropping  edges 
  of  tilted  rocks;  or  the  direction  of  a  horizontal  line 
  supposed  to  be  drawn  on  the  surface  of  a  tilted  stratum. 
  It  is  at  right  angles  to  the  dip. 
 
  10.  The  extortion  of  money,  or  the  attempt  to  extort  money, 
  by  threat  of  injury;  blackmailing. 
 
  {Strike  block}  (Carp.),  a  plane  shorter  than  a  jointer,  used 
  for  fitting  a  short  joint.  --Moxon. 
 
  {Strike  of  flax},  a  handful  that  may  be  hackled  at  once. 
  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Strike  of  sugar}.  (Sugar  Making) 
  a  The  act  of  emptying  the  teache,  or  last  boiler,  in 
  which  the  cane  juice  is  exposed  to  heat,  into  the 
  coolers. 
  b  The  quantity  of  the  sirup  thus  emptied  at  once. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  strike 
  n  1:  a  group's  refusal  to  work  in  protest  against  low  pay  or  bad 
  work  conditions;  "the  strike  lasted  more  than  a  month 
  before  it  was  settled"  [syn:  {work  stoppage}] 
  2:  an  attack  that  is  intended  to  seize  or  inflict  damage  on  or 
  destroy  an  objective;  "the  strike  was  scheduled  to  begin 
  at  dawn" 
  3:  a  pitch  that  is  in  the  strike  zone  and  that  the  batter  does 
  not  hit;  "this  pitcher  throws  more  strikes  than  balls" 
  4:  a  gentle  blow  [syn:  {rap},  {tap}] 
  5:  a  score  in  tenpins:  knocking  down  all  ten  with  the  first 
  ball;  "he  finished  with  three  strikes  in  the  tenth  frame" 
  [syn:  {ten-strike}] 
  6:  a  conspicuous  success;  "that  song  was  his  first  hit  and 
  marked  the  beginning  of  his  career"  [syn:  {hit},  {bang},  {smash}] 
  v  1:  deliver  a  blow  to  deliver  a  stroke  to 
  2:  have  an  emotional  or  cognitive  impact  upon  "This  struck  me 
  as  odd"  [syn:  {affect},  {impress},  {move}] 
  3:  hit  against;  come  into  sudden  contact  with  "The  arrow  hit 
  the  target";  "The  car  hit  a  tree"  [syn:  {hit},  {impinge  on}, 
  {run  into},  {collide  with}]  [ant:  {miss}] 
  4:  make  a  strike  against  an  enemy  or  a  target  [syn:  {hit}] 
  5:  indicate  a  certain  time  by  striking,  of  clocks 
  6:  affect  suddenly,  usually  adversely;  "We  were  hit  by  really 
  bad  weather"  [syn:  {hit}] 
  7:  stop  work  in  order  to  press  demands;  "The  auto  workers  are 
  striking  for  higher  wages"  [syn:  {walk  out}] 
  8:  touch  or  seem  as  if  touching;  "Light  fell  on  her  face";  "The 
  light  struck  the  golden  necklace"  [syn:  {fall},  {shine}] 
  9:  attain;  "The  horse  finally  struck  a  pace"  [syn:  {come  to}] 
  10:  as  of  a  piano  key  or  notes;  "strike  middle  C";  also  used 
  metaphorically:  "strike  a  sour  note  [syn:  {hit}] 
  11:  cause  (an  arc)  to  form  (as  between  electrodes  of  an  arc 
  lamp) 
  12:  find  unexpectedly:  "she  struck  a  goldmine"  [syn:  {come  upon}, 
  {light  upon},  {chance  upon},  {come  across},  {chance  on}, 
  {happen  upon},  {discover}] 
  13:  produce  by  ignition;  as  of  fire 
  14:  remove  by  erasing  or  crossing  out  "Please  strike  this 
  remark  from  the  record"  [syn:  {expunge},  {excise}] 
  15:  touch  or  hit  with  a  light,  quick  blow;  "flicked  him  with  his 
  hand"  [syn:  {flick}] 
  16:  cause  to  experience  suddenly;  "Panic  struck  me";  "An 
  interesting  idea  hit  her";  "A  thought  came  to  me"  [syn:  {hit}, 
  {come  to}] 
  17:  of  coins  [syn:  {mint},  {coin}] 
  18:  arrive  at  or  come  upon  as  of  solutions  to  problems 




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