Synonyms for (noun) strike

Synonyms: smash, smasher, strike, bang, hit

Definition: a conspicuous success

Usage: 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

Similar words: success

Definition: an attainment that is successful

Usage: his success in the marathon was unexpected; his new play was a great success


Synonyms: strike

Definition: (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders

Usage: this pitcher throws more strikes than balls

Similar words: pitch, delivery

Definition: (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter


Synonyms: strike, ten-strike

Definition: a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

Usage: he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame

Similar words: score

Definition: the act of scoring in a game or sport

Usage: the winning score came with less than a minute left to play


Synonyms: strike

Definition: an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

Usage: the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

Similar words: onrush, onset, onslaught, attack

Definition: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

Usage: the attack began at dawn


Synonyms: work stoppage, strike

Definition: a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

Usage: the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

Similar words: job action

Definition: a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands


Synonyms: strike, tap, rap

Definition: a gentle blow

Similar words: bump, blow

Definition: an impact (as from a collision)

Usage: the bump threw him off the bicycle

Synonyms for (verb) strike

Synonyms: strike

Definition: cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

Usage: strike an arc

Similar words: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character


Synonyms: strike

Definition: arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

Usage: strike a balance; strike a bargain

Similar words: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve

Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem


Synonyms: strike

Definition: indicate (a certain time) by striking

Usage: The clock struck midnight; Just when I entered, the clock struck

Similar words: show, record, register, read

Definition: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Usage: The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'


Synonyms: hit, strike

Definition: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Usage: 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

Similar words: assail, attack

Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week


Synonyms: hit, strike

Definition: affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

Usage: We were hit by really bad weather; He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager; The earthquake struck at midnight

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?


Synonyms: strike, hit

Definition: produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

Usage: The pianist strikes a middle C; strike `z' on the keyboard; her comments struck a sour note

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: strike

Definition: pierce with force

Usage: The bullet struck her thigh; The icy wind struck through our coats

Similar words: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest


Synonyms: hit, impinge on, collide with, strike, run into

Definition: hit against; come into sudden contact with

Usage: The car hit a tree; He struck the table with his elbow

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: strickle, strike

Definition: smooth with a strickle

Usage: strickle the grain in the measure

Similar words: level, flush, even, even out

Definition: make level or straight

Usage: level the ground


Synonyms: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: scratch, strike, excise, expunge

Definition: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Usage: Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

Similar words: delete, cancel

Definition: remove or make invisible

Usage: Please delete my name from your list


Synonyms: strike, mint, coin

Definition: form by stamping, punching, or printing

Usage: strike coins; strike a medal

Similar words: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Definition: make from scratch


Synonyms: strike

Definition: produce by ignition or a blow

Usage: strike fire from the flintstone; strike a match

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: strike, take, take up, assume

Definition: occupy or take on

Usage: 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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: strike, hit

Definition: drive something violently into a location

Usage: he hit his fist on the table; she struck her head on the low ceiling

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: strike, fall upon, happen upon, discover, attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, light upon

Definition: find unexpectedly

Usage: the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb; she struck a goldmine; The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Similar words: regain, find

Definition: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

Usage: Did you find your glasses?; I cannot find my gloves!


Synonyms: strike, walk out

Definition: stop work in order to press demands

Usage: The auto workers are striking for higher wages; The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met

Similar words: dissent, resist, protest

Definition: express opposition through action or words

Usage: dissent to the laws of the country


Synonyms: strike, come to

Definition: attain

Usage: The horse finally struck a pace

Similar words: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Definition: to gain with effort

Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks


Synonyms: strike, shine, fall

Definition: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Usage: Light fell on her face; The sun shone on the fields; The light struck the golden necklace; A strange sound struck my ears

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important