Definition of Stroking

1. Noun. A light touch with the hands.

Exact synonyms: Stroke
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Specialized synonyms: Caress
Derivative terms: Stroke, Stroke



Definition of Stroking

1. n. The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing; a stroke.

Definition of Stroking

1. Verb. (present participle of stroke) ¹

2. Noun. The act by which something is stroked. ¹

3. Noun. (textiles) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stroking

1. stroke [v] - See also: stroke

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stroking

stroganoffs
strokable
stroke
stroke of work
stroke order
stroke play
stroked
strokelike
stroken
strokeplay
stroker
strokers
strokes
strokesman
strokesmen
stroking (current term)
strokings
stroll
strolled
stroller
strollerobics
strollers
strolling
strollingly
strolls
stroma
stromal
stromata
stromateid
stromateid fish

Literary usage of Stroking

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

1. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1909)
"Colon-stroking (Zander, J 6) proceeds from the right iliac fossa along the large intestine in all its course. It has been suggested in many hand-books ..."

2. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1902)
"Colon-stroking (Zander, J 6) proceeds from the right iliac fossa along the large intestine in all its course. It has been suggested in many hand-books, ..."

3. Practical Massage in Twenty Lessons by Hartvig Nissen (1905)
"CENTRIPETAL stroking, KNEADING, AND CIRCULAR FRICTION are all to be given from the ... In stroking, grasp the patient's finger with your thumb and two first ..."

4. Practical Massage and Corrective Exercises by Hartvig Nissen (1916)
"CENTRIPETAL stroking, KNEADING, AND CIRCULAR FRICTION are all to be given from the ... In stroking, grasp the patient's finger with your thumb and two first ..."

5. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... at the presence-door, you may with once or twice stroking up your forehead thus, enter with your predominant perfect ; that is standing up stiff. Mace. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Stroking on Dictionary.com!Search for Stroking on Thesaurus.com!Search for Stroking on Google!Search for Stroking on Wikipedia!