To stroke is the act of petting or caressing something or a mark of a pen.(noun)
Stroke means to carress or pet something.(verb)
An example of stroke is when you gently rub your hands along your pet's fur.
The definition of a stroke is a medical condition where blood flow to your brain is interrupted, often because of a blood clot.(noun)
An example of a stroke is an episode where an older man has impaired vision and speech because of the temporary loss of blood to the brain.
See stroke in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, akin to Ger streich, a stroke, OE strican: see strike
Origin: ME stroken < OE stracian, akin to strican: see strike
See stroke in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably from Old English *strāc; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb stroked stroked, strok·ing, strokes
Origin: Middle English stroken
Origin: , from Old English strācian
Origin: , from *strāc, stroke; see stroke1.
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