Words nearby stricken
OTHER WORDS FROM strickenstrick·en·ly, adverbun·strick·en, adjective
Definition for stricken (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), struck or (Obsolete) strook; struck or especially for 31–34, strick·en or (Obsolete) strook; strik·ing.
- to lower or take down (a sail, mast, etc.).
- to lower (a sail, flag, etc.) as a salute or as a sign of surrender.
- to lower (something) into the hold of a vessel by means of a rope and tackle.
- to hook (a fish that has taken the bait) by making a sharp jerk on the line.
- (of a fish) to snatch at (the bait).
- to declare or engage in a suspension of (work) until an employer grants certain demands, such as pay increases, an improved pension plan, etc.
- to declare or engage in a suspension of work against (a factory, employer, industry, etc.) until certain demands are met.
verb (used without object), struck or (Obsolete) strook, strik·ing.
- U.S. Army. to act as a voluntary paid servant to a commissioned officer.
- U.S. Navy. to work hard: strive (followed by for): He is striking for yeoman.
- to lower the flag or colors, especially as a salute or as a sign of surrender.
- to run up the white flag of surrender.
- a pitch that is swung at and missed by the batter.
- a pitch that passes through the strike zone and is not swung at by the batter.
- a foul tip caught by the catcher when there are already two strikes against the batter.
- a foul bunt when there are already two strikes against the batter.
- a ball hit foul and not caught on the fly when there are less than two strikes against the batter.
- the knocking down of all of the pins with the first bowl.
- the score so made.Compare spare(def 22).
- a sharp jerk on the line, made in order to set the hook in the mouth of the fish.
- a pull on the line, made by the fish in the process of taking the bait.
- the direction of the line formed by the intersection of the bedding plane of a bed or stratum of sedimentary rock with a horizontal plane.
- the direction or trend of a structural feature, as an anticlinal axis or the lineation resulting from metamorphism.
- Printing. to print: They struck off 300 copies of the book.
- to remove or cancel, as from a record, list, etc.: His name was struck off the waiting list.
- to produce rapidly and easily: She struck off several letters and had no more work to do.
- to depart rapidly: We struck off for the country.
- Baseball. to put out or be put out by a strike-out: The pitcher walked two and struck out three. He struck out twice in three times at bat.
- (of a person or effort) to fail: His next two business ventures struck out.
- to lose favor.
- to erase; cross out.
- to set forth; venture forth: She struck out on her own at the age of 18.
- to begin to play or to sing: The orchestra struck up a waltz.
- to set in operation; begin: Strike up the band!
- to bring into being; commence; begin: to strike up an acquaintance with new neighbors.
Origin of strike
OTHER WORDS FROM strike
synonym study for strike
Examples from the Web for stricken
Then came a call to pick up two stricken American health workers.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yama survives with her 15-year-old brother, the only family member not stricken by the virus.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us|Ned Eustace|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was helping to evacuate people from the stricken North Tower when the second plane hit.
The two stricken Americans were flown to Atlanta, and Brantly in particular seemed to be on the mend.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum|Michael Daly|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While the pilot got out of the stricken jet without injury, the roughly $200 million machine could be a total loss.America’s $400 Billion Stealth Jet Fleet Is Grounded|Dave Majumdar|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All four of us were stricken with surprise at how it affected us.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
The sight of their stricken comrades, however, only seemed to drive the herd into deeper depths of dumb, unreasoning madness.The Inca Emerald|Samuel Scoville
It came to a vote, and it was stricken out, two to one in the vote.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Franklin had been stricken by that disheartening malady which is formed by the union of fever and ague.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Then, in the midst of this abject self-pity, I was stricken with shame.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for stricken (1 of 2)
Derived forms of strickenstrickenly, adverb
Word Origin for stricken
British Dictionary definitions for stricken (2 of 2)
verb strikes, striking or struck
- to lower or remove (a specified piece of gear)
- to haul down or dip (a flag, sail, etc) in salute or in surrender
- to lower (cargo, etc) into the hold of a ship
- to deliver an effective blow
- to achieve the intended effect
- to discover an extensive deposit of a mineral, petroleum, etc
- to have an unexpected financial success
- the act or an instance of knocking down all the pins with the first bowl of a single frame
- the score thus madeCompare spare (def. 17)
Derived forms of strikestrikeless, adjective
Word Origin for strike
Science definitions for stricken
Culture definitions for stricken
A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.
Idioms and Phrases with stricken
In addition to the idioms beginning with strike
- strike a balance
- strike a bargain
- strike a chord
- strike a happy medium
- strike down
- strike it rich
- strike out
- strike the right note
- strike while the iron is hot
- go out (on strike)
- happy medium, strike a
- lightning never strikes twice
- on strike
- two strikes against