DICTIONARY


Definition of STROKES

noun : STROKES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew ;

  • 8. (

    ) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity" ;

  • 10. (

    ) a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes" ;

  • 11. (

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

  • 12. (

    ) a single complete movement ;

verb : STROKES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard" ;

  • 2. (

    ) strike a ball with a smooth blow ;

  • 4. (

    ) treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss" ;


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