What is strike?

  • (verb): Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
    Example: "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"
    Synonyms: hit
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on strike:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union - Strike History - The Second Strike: 2002
... The second strike between OPSEU and the provincial government lasted 54 days (March 13 to May 5) in 2002 ... confrontation between the union and the government during this strike, there was a strong division between union members and management ...
Taff Vale Railway - Strike
... Society of Railway Servants, a trades union, for damages due to losses accrued during a strike by their members (who were seeking to compel the company to recognise the union) ...
Bob Semple - Early Life
... In 1903 he was involved in a miner's strike in Victoria Australia ... The strike was defeated and Semple ended up being blacklisted ... He was jailed in 1913 for supporting the general strike and again in 1916 after fighting conscription for overseas service during World War I ...
Strike - Other Uses
... Strike, the Japanese name for the Pokémon Scyther Strike, Australian Bluetooth Products Manufacturer ...
History Of Seattle 1900–1940 - Seattle Between The Wars
... Most dramatically, a general strike occurred in 1919, the first in the United States ... The Industrial Workers of the World played a prominent role in the strike ... After surviving the general strike, Seattle mayor Ole Hanson became a prominent figure in the First Red Scare, and made an unsuccessful attempt to ride that backlash to the White House in an ...

More definitions of "strike":

  • (verb): Drive something violently into a location.
    Synonyms: hit
  • (noun): A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball.
    Synonyms: ten-strike
  • (verb): Pierce with force.
    Example: "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
  • (verb): Remove by erasing or crossing out.
    Example: "Please strike this remark from the record"
    Synonyms: expunge, excise
  • (verb): Smooth with a strickle.
    Synonyms: strickle
  • (verb): Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.
    Synonyms: fall, shine
  • (verb): Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically.
    Example: "Strike 'z' on the keyboard"
    Synonyms: hit
  • (noun): A pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit.
    Example: "This pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
  • (verb): Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
    Synonyms: hit
  • (verb): Cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp.
    Example: "Strike an arc"
  • (verb): Cause to experience suddenly.
    Synonyms: hit, come to
  • (verb): Stop work in order to press demands.
    Example: "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"
    Synonyms: walk out
  • (noun): A group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions.
    Example: "The strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
    Synonyms: work stoppage
  • (verb): Indicate (a certain time) by striking.
    Example: "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
  • (verb): Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing.
    Example: "Strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
  • (noun): An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective.
    Example: "The strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
  • (verb): Form by stamping, punching, or printing.
    Example: "Strike coins"; "strike a medal"
    Synonyms: mint, coin
  • (verb): Produce by ignition or a blow.
    Example: "Strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
  • (noun): A gentle blow.
    Synonyms: rap, tap
  • (verb): Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon.
    Example: "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Famous quotes containing the word strike:

    Man, at least when educated, is a pessimist. He believes it safer not to reflect on his achievements; Jove is known to strike such people down.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    This Pardoner hadde heer as yelow as wex,
    But smothe it heeng as dooth a strike of flex.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)

    I’ll never strike at your past, not even with a flower.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911)