Synonyms for stroke

Synonyms for (noun) stroke

Synonyms: stroke, stroking

Definition: a light touch with the hands

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: a single complete movement

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: stroke, shot

Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Similar words: maneuver, manoeuvre, play

Definition: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

Usage: he made a great maneuver; the runner was out on a play by the shortstop


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush

Usage: she applied the paint in careful strokes

Similar words: mark, print

Definition: a visible indication made on a surface

Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere


Synonyms: separatrix, slash, solidus, stroke, diagonal, virgule

Definition: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Similar words: punctuation, punctuation mark

Definition: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases


Synonyms: accident, chance event, stroke, fortuity

Definition: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

Usage: winning the lottery was a happy accident; the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck; it was due to an accident or fortuity

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: stroke, throw, cam stroke

Definition: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: a light touch

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the event of something coming in contact with the body

Usage: he longed for the touch of her hand; the cooling touch of the night air


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

Similar words: oarsman, rower

Definition: someone who rows a boat


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club

Usage: Nicklaus won by three strokes

Similar words: score

Definition: a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

Usage: the score was 7 to 0


Synonyms: stroke, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, apoplexy

Definition: a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

Similar words: attack

Definition: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

Usage: an attack of diarrhea

Synonyms for (verb) stroke

Synonyms: stroke

Definition: treat gingerly or carefully

Usage: You have to stroke the boss

Similar words: blandish, flatter

Definition: praise somewhat dishonestly


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: strike a ball with a smooth blow

Similar words: hit, strike

Definition: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Usage: The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939; We must strike the enemy's oil fields; in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: row at a particular rate

Similar words: row

Definition: propel with oars

Usage: row the boat across the lake


Synonyms: stroke

Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

Usage: He stroked his long beard

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband