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Definitions of stroke:
  • noun:   a light touch with the hands
  • noun:   a single complete movement
  • noun:   (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    Example: "It took two strokes to get out of the bunker"
  • noun:   any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  • noun:   a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
  • noun:   a light touch
  • noun:   the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  • noun:   a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • noun:   the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  • noun:   a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • verb:   treat gingerly or carefully
    Example: "You have to stroke the boss"
  • verb:   strike a ball with a smooth blow
  • verb:   row at a particular rate
  • verb:   touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
    Example: "He stroked his long beard"

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