[noun] a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame" Synonyms: ten-
[noun] a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" Synonyms: hit, smash, smasher, bang
[verb] deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
[verb] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" Synonyms: affect, impress, move
[verb] make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "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: hit
[verb] indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
[verb] affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight" Synonyms: hit
[verb] stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met" Synonyms: walk out
[verb] touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears" Synonyms: fall, shine
[verb] attain; "The horse finally struck a pace" Synonyms: come to
[verb] produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note" Synonyms: hit
[verb] cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
[verb] produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
[verb] remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record" Synonyms: expunge, excise
[verb] cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear" Synonyms: hit, come to
[verb] drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling" Synonyms: hit
[verb] occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose" Synonyms: assume, take, take up
[verb] form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" Synonyms: mint, coin
[verb] smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure" Synonyms: strickle
[verb] pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
[verb] arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"