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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.

(2): ( v. t.) To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.

(3): ( v. t.) To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.

(4): ( v. t.) To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.

(5): ( v. t.) To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.

(6): ( v. t.) To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.

(7): ( v. t.) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

(8): ( v. t.) To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.

(9): ( v. t.) To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.

(10): ( v. t.) To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

(11): ( v. t.) To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

(12): ( v. t.) To advance; to cause to go forward; - used only in past participle.

(13): ( v. i.) To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

(14): ( v. i.) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

(15): ( v. i.) To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.

(16): ( v. i.) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.

(17): ( v. t.) To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.

(18): ( v. t.) To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.

(19): ( v. i.) To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.

(20): ( v. i.) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

(21): ( v. i.) To break forth; to commence suddenly; - with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.

(22): ( v. i.) To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.

(23): ( v. i.) To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.

(24): ( v. i.) To become attached to something; - said of the spat of oysters.

(25): ( v. i.) To steal money.

(26): ( n.) The act of striking.

(27): ( v. t.) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.

(28): ( n.) A bushel; four pecks.

(29): ( n.) An old measure of four bushels.

(30): ( n.) Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

(31): ( n.) An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

(32): ( n.) The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

(33): ( n.) A puddler's stirrer.

(34): ( n.) The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.

(35): ( n.) The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.

(36): ( v. t.) To punish; to afflict; to smite.

(37): ( v. t.) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

(38): ( v. t.) To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

(39): ( v. t.) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

(40): ( v. t.) To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

(41): ( v. t.) To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.

(42): ( v. i.) To make an attack; to aim a blow.

(43): ( v. i.) To touch; to act by appulse.

(44): ( n.) An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.

(45): ( n.) A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial.

(46): ( n.) Same as Ten-strike.

(47): ( n.) Any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it.

(48): ( n.) Act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare.

King James Dictionary [2]

STRIKE, pret. struck pp. struck and stricken but struck is in the most common use. Strook is wholly obsolete. G., to pass, move or ramble, to depart, to touch, to stroke, to glide or glance over, to lower or strike, as sails, to curry L., to sweep together, to spread, as a plaster, to play on a violin, to card, as wool, to strike or whip, as with a rod a stroke, stripe or lash.

1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or an instrument to give a blow to, either with the open hand, the fist, a stick, club or whip, or with a pointed instrument, or with a ball or an arrow discharged. An arrow struck the shield a ball strikes a ship between wind and water.

He at Philippi kept his sword een like a dancer, while I struck the lean and wrinkled Cassius.

2. To dash to throw with a quick motion.

They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side-posts.  Exodus 12 .

3. To stamp to impress to coin as, to strike coin at the mint to strike dollars or sovereigns also, to print as, to strike five hundred copies of a book. 4. To thrust in to cause to enter or penetrate as, a tree strikes its root deep. 5. To punish to afflict as smite is also used.

To punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.  Proverbs 17 .

6. To cause to sound to notify by sound as, the clock strikes twelve the drums strike up a march. 7. To run upon to be stranded. The ship struck at twelve, and remained fast. 8. To pass with a quick or strong effect to dart to penetrate.

Now and then a beam of wit or passion strikes through the obscurity of the poem.

9. To lower a flag or colors in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of the ship to an enemy. 10. To break forth as, to strike into reputation. Not in use.

To strike in, to enter suddenly also, to recede from the surface, as an eruption to disappear.

To strike in with, to conform to to suit itself to to join with at once.

To strike out, to wander to make a sudden excursion as, to strike out into an irregular course of life.

To strike, among workmen in manufactories, in England, is to quit work I a body or by combination, in order to compel their employers to raise their wages.


1. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt and the like, for scraping off what is above the level of the top. 2. A bushel four pecks. Local. 3. A measure of four bushels or half a quarter. Local.

Strike of flax, a handful that may be hackled at once. Local.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [3]

 Revelation 7:16 Acts 27:41 Revelation 9:5Smite Matthew 26:51Smite Acts 27:17Let Down Luke 22:64  Matthew 26:67 Mark 14:65BlowSmite

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [4]

strı̄k  : The verbs "to strike" and "to stroke" (latter not in English Versions) have the same derivation, and originally "strike" was the intrans, "stroke" the transitive form. "Strike" however, became used in both senses (always transitive in English Versions of the Bible), while "to stroke" took on the meaning "to, rub gently." But in the King James Version this last force still belonged sometimes to "strike" and is so found in   2 Kings 5:11 , "strike his hand over the place" (the Revised Version (British and American) "wave"), and perhaps  Exodus 12:7 ,  Exodus 12:22; Tobit 11:11 Otherwise AV's uses of the simple "strike" are modern, including "strike sail" ( Acts 27:17; here and in Tobit 11:11 with an archaic preterite "strake," elsewhere "struck"). The Revised Version's "They lowered the gear" is a more precise translation, not a modernizing of the King James Version's English. The combination "to strike through," however, is not modern English, and was used by the King James Version as meaning either "to pierce" ( Judges 5:26;  Job 20:24;  Proverbs 7:23;  Lamentations 4:9 ), or, as an intensive, "to strike violently," "to crush" ( Psalm 110:5 ). The Revised Version (British and American) has attempted to distinguish only in  Habakkuk 3:14 , "pierce," margin "smite." "Striking hands" is a common custom at the conclusion of a bargain (Additions to Esther 14:8), but in  Job 17:3;  Proverbs 6:1;  Proverbs 17:18;  Proverbs 22:26; the Revised Version margin  Proverbs 11:15 , the ceremony is used technically for an agreement to be surety for another. Striking (the Revised Version margin "firing") stones to produce a fire is mentioned (2 Macc 10:3).

The past participle of "strike" is stricken (modern English "struck") (compare   Proverbs 23:35;  Jeremiah 5:3;  Lamentations 4:9 ). So  Isaiah 1:5 , "Why will ye be still stricken?" is equivalent to "Why should ye receive any more blows?" (compare  Isaiah 16:7;  Isaiah 53:4 ,  Isaiah 53:8 margin). But in the phrase "stricken in age" (  Genesis 18:11 , etc.) "strike" has an older meaning, "advance."

Striker is found in   1 Timothy 3:3;  Titus 1:7 as a literal translation of πλήκτης , plḗktēs . A hot-tempered man, prone to physical outbursts, is meant. A stroke is simply a"blow," but in  Deuteronomy 17:8;  Deuteronomy 21:5 , "stroke" is used technically for "assault."