Strokeed
Stroke Stroke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[=i]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, v. t., and cf. {Straggle}.] 1. To strike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ye mote with the plat sword again Stroken him in the wound, and it will close. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe. [1913 Webster]

He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind, He stroked her cheeks. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To make smooth by rubbing. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

4. (Masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to. [1913 Webster]

5. To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stroke — Stroke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[=i]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, v. t., and cf. {Straggle}.] 1. To strike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ye mote with the plat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strokeing — Stroke Stroke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[=i]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, v. t., and cf. {Straggle}.] 1. To strike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ye mote with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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