Synonyms of stroke


1. stroke, shot, maneuver, manoeuvre, play

usage: (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"

2. throw, stroke, cam stroke, movement, motion

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

3. stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, attack

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

4. stroke, touch, touching

usage: a light touch

5. stroke, stroking, touch, touching

usage: a light touch with the hands

6. stroke, score

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

7. stroke, oarsman, rower

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

8. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: 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"

9. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix, punctuation, punctuation mark

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

10. stroke, mark, print

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

11. stroke, locomotion, travel

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

12. stroke, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: a single complete movement


1. stroke, touch

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

2. stroke, strike, hit

usage: strike a ball with a smooth blow

3. stroke, row

usage: row at a particular rate

4. stroke, flatter, blandish

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

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Definition and meaning of stroke (Dictionary)