Definition of Strike

1. Noun. 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"

2. Verb. Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon. "The fighter managed to strike his opponent"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

3. Noun. An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective. "The strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

4. Verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon. "The good news will strike her"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

5. Noun. A gentle blow.
Exact synonyms: Rap, Tap
Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump
Derivative terms: Rap, Rap, Tap, Tap

6. Verb. Hit against; come into sudden contact with. "The car strikes the tree "; "He struck the table with his elbow"

7. Noun. A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball. "He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
Exact synonyms: Ten-strike
Generic synonyms: Score

8. Verb. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target. "In the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
Exact synonyms: Hit
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Specialized synonyms: Slice, Chop, Stroke, Retaliate, Strike Back
Related verbs: Hit, Pip, Shoot, Hit

9. Noun. (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders. "This pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Pitch

10. Verb. Indicate (a certain time) by striking. "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
Generic synonyms: Read, Record, Register, Show

11. Noun. A conspicuous success. "The party went with a bang"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Hit, Smash, Smasher
Generic synonyms: Success
Specialized synonyms: Blockbuster, Megahit, Smash Hit, Sleeper

12. Verb. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely. "The wind storms strike the area with dust and dirt"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
Exact synonyms: Hit
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Related verbs: Hit

13. Verb. Stop work in order to press demands. "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"
Exact synonyms: Walk Out
Generic synonyms: Dissent, Protest, Resist
Derivative terms: Striker, Walkout

14. Verb. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly. "A strange sound struck my ears"
Exact synonyms: Fall, Shine
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place

15. Verb. Attain. "The horse finally struck a pace"
Exact synonyms: Come To
Generic synonyms: Accomplish, Achieve, Attain, Reach

16. Verb. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically. "Her comments struck a sour note"
Exact synonyms: Hit
Generic synonyms: Touch

17. Verb. Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp. "Strike an arc"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

18. Verb. Find unexpectedly. "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

19. Verb. Produce by ignition or a blow. "Strike a match"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

20. Verb. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line. "Scratch that remark"
Exact synonyms: Excise, Expunge, Scratch
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Delete
Derivative terms: Excision, Expunction, Expunging

21. Verb. Cause to experience suddenly. "They were struck with fear"
Exact synonyms: Come To, Hit
Related verbs: Affect, Impress, Move

22. Verb. Drive something violently into a location. "She struck her head on the low ceiling"
Exact synonyms: Hit
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Smash

23. Verb. Occupy or take on. "The men strike the horses across the field"; "Strike a pose"
Exact synonyms: Assume, Take, Take Up
Generic synonyms: Move
Related verbs: Fill, Occupy, Take

24. Verb. Form by stamping, punching, or printing. "Strike a medal"
Exact synonyms: Coin, Mint
Generic synonyms: Create From Raw Material, Create From Raw Stuff
Derivative terms: Coin, Coiner, Coiner, Mint, Mintage, Minter

25. Verb. Smooth with a strickle. "Strickle the grain in the measure"
Exact synonyms: Strickle
Entails: Smooth, Smoothen
Generic synonyms: Even, Even Out, Flush, Level

26. Verb. Pierce with force. "The icy wind struck through our coats"
Generic synonyms: Penetrate, Perforate

27. Verb. Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing. "Strike a bargain"
Generic synonyms: Figure Out, Lick, Puzzle Out, Solve, Work, Work Out

Definition of Strike

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

3. n. The act of striking.

4. n. A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial.

Definition of Strike

1. Verb. (transitive sometimes with out or through) To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To hit. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To carry out a violent or illegal action. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To occur suddenly. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To stop working to achieve better working conditions. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To impress, seem or appear (to). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To manufacture, as by stamping. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To take down, especially in the following contexts: ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds. ¹

10. Verb. (sports) To score a goal. ¹

11. Noun. (baseball) a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught ¹

12. Noun. (context: bowling) the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame ¹

13. Noun. a work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest ¹

14. Noun. a blow or application of physical force against something ¹

15. Noun. (finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option. ¹

16. Noun. An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel. ¹

17. Noun. (cricket) the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at ¹

18. Noun. the primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Strike

1. to come or cause to come into contact with [v STRUCK or STROOK, STRICKEN or STRUCKEN, STRIKING, STRIKES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strike

strike (current term)
strike-slip fault
strike a balance
strike a blow
strike a chord
strike a nerve
strike a note
strike back
strike bowler
strike bowlers
strike breaking
strike down
strike dumb
strike force

Literary usage of Strike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Street railroads—strikes — Continued Carmen's strike in New York. Outlook 114:114- Planning street widths for street needs. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sympathetic strike is one undertaken by a body of workmen who have no special grievance of their own, in behalf of another body of workers on strike. ..."

3. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"I know no place where such an occurrence as a strike seemed so little ... A general strike, therefore, last autumn, of all the colliers em- strike at ployed ..."

4. Bulletin by Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (1900)
"ness and dip and strike. There are no evidences of volcanic mountains. It is therefore commonly thought that the lava flows of the Lower Keweenawan came, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Am J Pub Health 8:10-« Ja 'IS strike* Cause of strikes. New Statesman 13:15 I JP 14 '19 Right to strike. Spec 12.1:460-1 О 11 'IS strikes: their ethical ..."

6. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Page 3, line 5, strike out the bracket after the word " property " and insert the following in italics: " as assessed upon the last preceding town ..."

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