Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Strippet noun [ Dim. of strip .] A small stream. [ Obsolete] "A little brook or strippet ." Holinshed.
Stripping noun 1. The act of one who strips.
The mutual bows and courtesies . . . are remants of the original prostrations and strippings of the captive. H. Spencer.
Never were cows that required such stripping . Mrs. Gaskell. 2. plural The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.
Strisores noun plural [ New Latin ; confer Latin stridere to creak, whiz, buzz.] (Zoology) A division of passerine birds including the humming birds, swifts, and goatsuckers. It is now generally considered an artificial group.
Strive intransitive verb
[ imperfect Strove
; past participle Striven
); present participle & verbal noun Striving
.] [ Old French estriver
; of Teutonic origin, and akin to German streben
, Dutch streven
, Danish stræbe
, Swedish sträfva
. Confer Strife
.] 1. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.
Was for this his ambition strove Cowley. 2. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth. Chaucer.
To equal Cæsar first, and after, Jove?
My Spirit shall not always strive with man. Gen. vi. 3.
Why dost thou strive against him? Job xxxiii. 13.
Now private pity strove with public hate, Denham. 3. To vie; to compete; to be a rival. Chaucer.
Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate.
[ Not] that sweet grove Milton. Syn.
Of Daphne, by Orontes and the inspired
Castalian spring, might with this paradise
Of Eden strive .
-- To contend; vie; struggle; endeavor; aim.
1. An effort; a striving. [ R.] Chapman. 2. Strife; contention. [ Obsolete] Wyclif (luke xxi. 9).
obsolete past participle
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel. Rom. xv. 20.
Striven past participle of Strive .
Striver noun One who strives.
Striving adjective & noun from Strive .
Strix noun [ Latin strix , strigis .] (Architecture) One of the flutings of a column.
Stroam intransitive verb [ Prov. English strome to walk with long strides.]
1. To wander about idly and vacantly. [ Obsolete] 2. To take long strides in walking. [ Prov. Eng.]
; plural Strobilæ
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... anything twisted, a pine cone.] (Zoology) (a) A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and subdivides transversely into a series of lobate segments which eventually become ephyræ, or young medusæ. (b) A mature tapeworm.
[ See Strobila
.] (Botany) (a) Of or pertaining to a strobile or cone. (b) Producing strobiles.
Strobilation noun (Zoology) The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under Syllidian .
[ Latin strobilus
a pine cone, Greek ...: confer French strobole
.] [ Written also strobil
.] 1. (Botany) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See Cone , noun , 3. 2. (Biol.) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis. 3. (Zoology) Same as Strobila .
Strobiliform adjective Shaped like a strobile.
Strobiline adjective Of or pertaining to a strobile; strobilaceous; strobiliform; as, strobiline fruits.
[ Greek ... a whirling + -scope
.] 1. An instrument for studying or observing the successive phases of a periodic or varying motion by means of light which is periodically interrupted. 2. An optical toy similar to the phenakistoscope. See Phenakistoscope .
Strockle noun (Glass Manuf.) A shovel with a turned-up edge, for frit, sand, etc. [ Written also strocal , strocle , strokal .]
Strode noun See Strude .
[ Middle English strok
, from striken
. See Strike
, transitive verb
] 1. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
His hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree. Deut. xix. 5.
A fool's lips enter into contention and his mouth calleth for strokes . Prov. xviii. 6.
He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke . Bacon. 2. The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
In the day that Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Isa. xxx. 26. 3. The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Well, but what's o'clock? Shak. 4. A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking. Dryden. 5. A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke ; a firm stroke .
- Upon the stroke of ten. -- Well, let is strike.
O, lasting as those colors may they shine, Pope. 6. Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay. Addison. 7. A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
Free as thy stroke , yet faultless as thy line.
At this one stroke the man looked dead in law. Harte. 8. A throb or beat, as of the heart. Tennyson. 9. One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
; also: (Rowing) (a) The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke . (b) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; - - called also stroke oar . (c) The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman. 10. A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy. 11. (Machinery) The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke .
» The respective strokes are distinguished as up
strokes, the forward stroke in stationary steam engines being toward the crosshead, but in locomotives toward the front of the vehicle. 12. Power; influence.
[ Obsolete] "Where money beareth [ hath] all the stroke
." Robynson (More's Utopia).
He has a great stroke with the reader. Dryden. 13. Appetite.
[ Obsolete] Swift. To keep stroke
, to make strokes in unison.
The oars where silver, Shak.
Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke .
Stroke transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Strokeed
; present participle & verbal noun Strokeing
.] [ Middle English stroken
, Anglo-Saxon strācian
, from strīcan
to go over, pass. See Strike
, transitive verb
, and confer Straggle
.] 1. To strike.
Ye mote with the plat sword again Chaucer. 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.
Stroken him in the wound, and it will close.
He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind, Dryden. 3. To make smooth by rubbing. Longfellow. 4. (Masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to. 5. To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
He stroked her cheeks.
Stroker noun One who strokes; also, one who pretends to cure by stroking.
Cures worked by Greatrix the stroker . Bp. Warburton.
; plural Strokesman (Rowing) The man who rows the aftermost oar, and whose stroke is to be followed by the rest. Totten.
Stroking noun 1. The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing; a stroke.
I doubt not with one gentle stroking to wipe away ten thousand tears. Milton. 2. (Needlework) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order. 3. plural See Stripping , 2. Smollett.
Stroll intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Strolled
; present participle & verbal noun Strolling
.] [ Confer Danish stryge
to stroll, Swedish stryka
to stroke, to ramble, dial. Swedish strykel
one who strolls about, Icelandic strj...ka
to stroke, Dutch struikelen
to stumble, German straucheln
. Confer Struggle
.] To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants. Swift. Syn.
-- To rove; roam; range; stray.
Stroll noun A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
Stroller noun One who strolls; a vagrant.
; plural Stromata
. [ Latin , a bed covering, Greek ... a couch or bed.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The connective tissue or supporting framework of an organ; as, the stroma of the kidney. (b) The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood corpuscle or other cell. 2. (Botany) A layer or mass of cellular tissue, especially that part of the thallus of certain fungi which incloses the perithecia.
Stromatic adjective [ Greek ... coverlet of a bed, plural ... patchwork (for such a coverlet), also applied to several miscellaneous writings, from ... anything spread out for resting upon, a bed, from ... to spread out.] Miscellaneous; composed of different kinds.