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Definitions of stroke:

part of speech: verb transitive

To rub gently with the hand; as, to stroke a cat.

part of speech: verb transitive

To rub gently in one direction: to rub gently in kindness.

part of speech: noun

The act of making a blow, or the blow made; as, the stroke of a hammer; a powerful or sudden action suggesting a blow; as, a strock of lightning; a strong effort to bring about a result, or the result brought about; as, a stroke of business; a gently moving touch; as, a soft stroke of the hand; a movement with an instrument, as a pencil or pen, or the mark made; sound of a clock in marking the time; one of a series of movements, as the sweep of an oar; the oarsman in a boat who sets the time to the rowers.

part of speech: noun

A blow; any sudden or fatal attack, as of disease; a touch; a dash; a masterly effort; the touch of a pencil; the sweep of an oar; the upward and downward motion of the piston of a steam- engine.

part of speech: verb

To rub gently in one direction; to graze or touch lightly; to soothe; to smooth.

part of speech: noun

A blow: a sudden attack: calamity: the sound of a clock: a dash in writing: the sweep of an oar in rowing: the movement of the piston of a steam- engine: the touch of a pen or pencil: a masterly effort.

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