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"
Generic synonyms: Job Action
Specialized synonyms: Sit-down, Sit-down Strike, Sympathetic Strike, Sympathy Strike, Walkout, Wildcat Strike
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"
Specialized synonyms: Jab, Dab, Pat, Bunt, Butt, Knock, Strike Hard, Cut Down, Down, Knock Down, Pull Down, Push Down, Spur, Beak, Peck, Pick, Tap, Tip, Hew, Sideswipe, Lash, Whip, Beat, Beat, Sclaff, Clout, Knap, Rap, Chop, Slap, Sclaff, Batter, Buffet, Knock About
Related verbs: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into
Also: Strike Down
Derivative terms: Striker, Striker, Striking
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"
Specialized synonyms: First Strike, Surgical Strike, Preventive Attack, Preventive Strike
4. Verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon. "The good news will strike her"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
Specialized synonyms: Infect, Surprise, Impress, Ingrain, Instill, Awaken, Engrave, Strike Dumb, Zap, Jar, Hit Home, Strike A Chord, Strike A Note, Strike Home, Smite, Cloud, Pierce, Impress, Sweep Away, Sweep Off, Disturb, Trouble, Upset, Stir, Touch, Move, Sadden, Alienate
Related verbs: Actuate, Incite, Motivate, Move, Prompt, Propel, Come To, Hit
Causes: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Affect, Affective, Impressible, Impressive, Impressive
5. Noun. A gentle blow.
6. Verb. Hit against; come into sudden contact with. "The car strikes the tree "; "He struck the table with his elbow"
Specialized synonyms: Stub, Ping, Bang, Spang, Rear-end, Broadside, Connect, Spat, Thud, Bottom, Bottom Out, Bump, Knock, Bump Into, Butt Against, Jar Against, Knock Against, Run Into, Clash, Collide, Glance
Generic synonyms: Touch
Derivative terms: Hit, Hitting, Striker, Striker, Striking
7. Noun. A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball. "He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
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"
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"
10. Verb. Indicate (a certain time) by striking. "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
11. Noun. A conspicuous success. "The party went with a bang"
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"
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"
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"
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"
16. Verb. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically. "Her comments struck a sour note"
17. Verb. Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp. "Strike an arc"
18. Verb. Find unexpectedly. "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
Generic synonyms: Find, Regain
Derivative terms: Discovery, Discovery
19. Verb. Produce by ignition or a blow. "Strike a match"
20. Verb. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line. "Scratch that remark"
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Delete
Derivative terms: Excision, Expunction, Expunging
21. Verb. Cause to experience suddenly. "They were struck with fear"
22. Verb. Drive something violently into a location. "She struck her head on the low ceiling"
23. Verb. Occupy or take on. "The men strike the horses across the field"; "Strike a pose"
24. Verb. Form by stamping, punching, or printing. "Strike a medal"
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"
26. Verb. Pierce with force. "The icy wind struck through our coats"
27. Verb. Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing. "Strike a bargain"
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: wiktionary.com
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
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 ..."