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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  Nice  works  of  art  strike  and  surprise  us  most  on  the 
  first  view.  --Atterbury. 
  They  please  as  beauties,  here  as  wonders  strike. 
  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! 
  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. 
  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. 
  {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]: 
  Striking  \Strik"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Strike},  v. 
  {Striking  distance},  the  distance  through  which  an  object  can 
  be  reached  by  striking;  the  distance  at  which  a  force  is 
  effective  when  directed  to  a  particular  object. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Striking  \Strik"ing\,  a. 
  Affecting  with  strong  emotions;  surprising;  forcible; 
  impressive;  very  noticeable;  as  a  striking  representation  or 
  image;  a  striking  resemblance.  ``A  striking  fact.''  --De 
  Quincey.  --  {Strik"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Strik"ing*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  sensational  in  appearance  or  thrilling  in  effect;  "a 
  dramatic  sunset";  "a  dramatic  pause";  "a  spectacular 
  display  of  northern  lights";  "it  was  a  spectacular 
  play";  "his  striking  good  looks  always  created  a 
  sensation"  [syn:  {dramatic},  {spectacular}] 
  2:  having  a  quality  that  thrusts  itself  into  attention;  "an 
  outstanding  fact  of  our  time  is  that  nations  poisoned  by 
  anti  semitism  proved  less  fortunate  in  regard  to  their  own 
  freedom";  "a  new  theory  is  the  most  prominent  feature  of 
  the  book";  "salient  traits";  "a  spectacular  rise  in 
  prices";  "a  striking  thing  about  Picadilly  Circus  is  the 
  statue  of  Eros  in  the  center";  "a  striking  resemblance 
  between  parent  and  child"  [syn:  {outstanding},  {prominent}, 
  {salient},  {spectacular}] 
  n  1:  the  physical  coming  together  of  two  or  more  things  "contact 
  with  the  pier  scraped  paint  from  the  hull"  [syn:  {contact}, 
  2:  a  act  of  hitting  one  thing  with  another;  "repeated  hitting 
  raised  a  large  bruise";  "after  three  misses  she  finally 
  got  a  hit"  [syn:  {hit},  {hitting}] 

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