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The picture which the philosopher draws of the world is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
Morris Raphael Cohen

Meaning of "stroke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STROKE

Old English strācian; related to Middle Low German strēken.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STROKE

stroke  [strəʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STROKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stroke is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stroke in English.

WHAT DOES STROKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stroke

Stroke

A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebrovascular accident, cerebrovascular insult, or colloquially brain attack is the loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This disturbance is due to either ischemia or hemorrhage. Ischemia is caused by either blockage of a blood vessel via thrombosis or arterial embolism, or by cerebral hypoperfusion. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding of blood vessels of the brain, either directly into the brain parenchyma or into the subarachnoid space surrounding brain tissue. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function normally, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, failure to understand or formulate speech, or a vision impairment of one side of the visual field. A stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage or death. Risk factors for stroke include old age, high blood pressure, previous stroke or transient ischemic attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco smoking and atrial fibrillation. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor of stroke.

Definition of stroke in the English dictionary

The first definition of stroke in the dictionary is the act or an instance of striking; a blow, knock, or hit. Other definition of stroke is a sudden action, movement, or occurrence. Stroke is also a brilliant or inspired act or feat.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STROKE

PRESENT

Present
I stroke
you stroke
he/she/it strokes
we stroke
you stroke
they stroke
Present continuous
I am stroking
you are stroking
he/she/it is stroking
we are stroking
you are stroking
they are stroking
Present perfect
I have stroked
you have stroked
he/she/it has stroked
we have stroked
you have stroked
they have stroked
Present perfect continuous
I have been stroking
you have been stroking
he/she/it has been stroking
we have been stroking
you have been stroking
they have been stroking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stroked
you stroked
he/she/it stroked
we stroked
you stroked
they stroked
Past continuous
I was stroking
you were stroking
he/she/it was stroking
we were stroking
you were stroking
they were stroking
Past perfect
I had stroked
you had stroked
he/she/it had stroked
we had stroked
you had stroked
they had stroked
Past perfect continuous
I had been stroking
you had been stroking
he/she/it had been stroking
we had been stroking
you had been stroking
they had been stroking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stroke
you will stroke
he/she/it will stroke
we will stroke
you will stroke
they will stroke
Future continuous
I will be stroking
you will be stroking
he/she/it will be stroking
we will be stroking
you will be stroking
they will be stroking
Future perfect
I will have stroked
you will have stroked
he/she/it will have stroked
we will have stroked
you will have stroked
they will have stroked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stroking
you will have been stroking
he/she/it will have been stroking
we will have been stroking
you will have been stroking
they will have been stroking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stroke
you would stroke
he/she/it would stroke
we would stroke
you would stroke
they would stroke
Conditional continuous
I would be stroking
you would be stroking
he/she/it would be stroking
we would be stroking
you would be stroking
they would be stroking
Conditional perfect
I would have stroke
you would have stroke
he/she/it would have stroke
we would have stroke
you would have stroke
they would have stroke
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stroking
you would have been stroking
he/she/it would have been stroking
we would have been stroking
you would have been stroking
they would have been stroking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stroke
we let´s stroke
you stroke
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stroke
Past participle
stroked
Present Participle
stroking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STROKE


backstroke
ˈbækˌstrəʊk
breaststroke
ˈbrɛstˌstrəʊk
broke
brəʊk
brushstroke
ˈbrʌʃstrəʊk
counter-stroke
ˈkaʊntəstrəʊk
dead-stroke
ˈdedˌstrəʊk
downstroke
ˈdaʊnˌstrəʊk
handstroke
ˈhændˌstrəʊk
heatstroke
ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk
instroke
ˈɪnˌstrəʊk
keystroke
ˈkiːˌstrəʊk
masterstroke
ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk
ministroke
ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊk
outstroke
ˈaʊtˌstrəʊk
roke
rəʊk
roque
rəʊk
sidestroke
ˈsaɪdˌstrəʊk
sunstroke
ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk
thunderstroke
ˈθʌndəˌstrəʊk
upstroke
ˈʌpˌstrəʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STROKE

strobilus
stroboscope
stroboscopic
stroboscopical
stroboscopically
strobotron
strode
Stroessner
stroganoff
Stroheim
stroke play
stroke-play
stroker
stroll
stroller
strolling
stroma
stromal
stromata
stromatic

WORDS THAT END LIKE STROKE

a stroke
Bolingbroke
butterfly stroke
exhaust stroke
four-stroke
go for broke
ground stroke
hair stroke
heartbroke
heat stroke
lightning stroke
off one´s stroke
Pembroke
proke
return stroke
scavenge stroke
scavenging stroke
Sheffer´s stroke
stone-broke
two-stroke

Synonyms and antonyms of stroke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STROKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stroke» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stroke
accomplishment · achievement · action · apoplexy · attack · blow · caress · chime · collapse · feat · fit · fondle · hit · knell · knock · line · mark · motion · move · movement · pat · peal · pet · rap · ring · rub · seizure · shock · slash · striking · swipe · thump

Translation of «stroke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STROKE

Find out the translation of stroke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stroke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stroke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caricia
570 millions of speakers

English

stroke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्ट्रोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَكْتَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

удар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

AVC (Acidente Vascular Cerebral)
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attaque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Strok
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Streicheln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

なでること
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뇌졸중
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stroke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đột quỵ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பக்கவாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्ट्रोक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colpo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cios
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

удар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atac cerebral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκεφαλικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beroerte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klapp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stroke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STROKE»

The term «stroke» is very widely used and occupies the 7.132 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STROKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stroke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stroke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stroke

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10 QUOTES WITH «STROKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stroke.
1
Victoria Abril
The film kept me from working as a secretary. It was a real stroke of luck. A miracle.
2
Charles Babbage
Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die.
3
Billy Al Bengston
I'm doing what all modern artists do now, which is nothing - just sit around and dream about things. I'll do what they call 'the stroke of genius.'
4
Corbin Bernsen
My dad had a stroke. It's one of those life-changing events. It was right around the time I was turning 40. We were doing 'L.A. Law,' and I got this call that my dad was in Rome and had had a stroke. I want to stress that it wasn't a huge stroke, but it was enough to provide a serious wake-up call.
5
Lloyd Blankfein
We certainly had an upheaval at the start of the Great Depression, and that resulted in a lot of financial reform, but it wasn't done in one stroke, and it wasn't done immediately. The Depression was in 1929 and resulted in the Securities and Exchange Act of '33, '34, '35, '37, '39, and '41.
6
Bill Bryson
There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.
7
Vince Cable
I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke 'fat cats' until they purr with pleasure. I'm completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way.
8
Sri Chinmoy
Yoga is self-conquest. Self-conquest is God-realisation. He who practises yoga does two things with one stroke: he simplifies his whole life, and he gets free access to the Divine.
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Morris Raphael Cohen
The picture which the philosopher draws of the world is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
10
Justin Cronin
My theory of characterization is basically this: Put some dirt on a hero, and put some sunshine on the villain, one brush stroke of beauty on the villain.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STROKE»

Discover the use of stroke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stroke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke ...
Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D., 2008
2
Donna Dewberry's Complete Book of One-Stroke Painting
Introduces decorative painting techniques, demonstrates the brushstrokes used to create flowers, leaves, branches, vines, grass, moss, bows, and ribbons, and suggests a variety of projects
Donna Dewberry, 1998
3
Acute Stroke Nursing
The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team.
Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins, 2010
4
Stroke: Practical Guide for Clinicians
Stroke is a leading cause of death and the major cause of long-term, physical, psychological and social disability in the elderly around the world.
Natan M. Bornstein, 2009
5
Stroke
This book: Answers the questions that are frequently asked internists, neurologists in-training, medical students, stroke patients, caregivers, and the general population. Addresses both commonplace and rarer issues.
Robert J. Wityk, Rafael H. Llinas, 2007
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Stroke: A Practical Approach
This book is a unique source of practical information for frontline providers of care for stroke patients.
‎2009
7
Donna Dewberry's Essential One-Stroke Painting Reference
Enhanced with sixty complete step-by-step demonstrations and four hundred color photographs, this how-to guide to One-Stroke painting provides instructions for creating an array of items, including trees, fruits, berries, borders, and more.
Donna Dewberry, 2009
8
Stroke
Nurses, social workers, public health officials, and other caregivers will also benefit from this informative text, which covers: The nature of stroke and its causes Risk factors and how strokes may be prevented Symptoms and how they can be ...
Louis R. Caplan, 2010
9
Four-stroke Performance Tuning
New material on electronic fuel injection and computerized engine management systems has been added in this revised edition, and all areas of engine operation are explained and analyzed from air and fuel through carburation, ignition, ...
A. Graham Bell, 1998
10
Stroke
This book considers various topics regarding stroke, including bedside evaluation of the acute stroke patient; neurovascular imaging of the acute stroke patient; treatment of acute ischemic stroke; treatment of hemorrhagic stroke; ...
Kevin M. Barrett, James F. Meschia, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STROKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stroke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Joe Jackson Reportedly Suffers Stroke
0726S-SINGLE-joe-jackson-brazil-AKMGSI-01 Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind. Jackson family ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
2
Yang seizes three-stroke lead at US Women's Open
Lancaster (United States) (AFP) - South Korean Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies on her way to a four-under-par 66 to seize a three-stroke lead after ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
3
FDA adds heart attack and stroke warning to some painkillers
Atlanta (CNN) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a ... «CNN, Jul 15»
4
Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello shoots 5-under 67 for 1-stroke lead in …
MUNICH – Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain shot a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke lead in the second round of the BMW International Open on Friday. Cabrera-Bello ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
5
Two bars of chocolate a day 'lowers risk of stroke and heart disease'
The chance of suffering a stroke also fell by 23 per cent. Professor Phyo Myint, Chair in Old Age Medicine at Aberdeen University, said: "Cumulative evidence ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
6
"Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols recovering from stroke
LOS ANGELES -- Nichelle Nichols, the actress and singer best known for her role in the "Star Trek" television series and movie franchise, suffered a minor stroke ... «CBS News, Jun 15»
7
Depression Can Double Risk for Stroke—Even When It's Treated
Adults over age 50 who report persistent symptoms of depression have double the risk for stroke, the study finds—and that increase lingers even after they report ... «TIME, May 15»
8
Jimmy Greaves suffers severe stroke
Greaves is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday, just 10 days before he was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hall of Fame. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
9
Gordie Howe's remarkable road to recovery from stroke
Howe had a significant stroke on Oct. 26, losing use of his right arm and leg, and his speech was slurred. He was still able to recognize people in family photos ... «Toronto Star, Apr 15»
10
Research breakthrough to revolutionize stroke treatment
Dramatic results from a new clinical trial are set to change the way many strokes are treated in Canada and around the world. A new treatment was shown to cut ... «Heart and Stroke Foundation, Feb 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Stroke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stroke>. Jan 2020 ».
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