To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
To punish; to afflict; to smite.
To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.
To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.
To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.
To make an attack; to aim a blow.
To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.
Any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it.
the delivery of a natural weapon in hitting targets.
The act of a skill hitting an enemy; a strike can result from a projectile or melee attack, or any skill that takes armor into account.
To deliver a blow with anything by which a blow can be given.
a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
a gentle blow
a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"
drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
a hit on leather or protective fabric
an attempt to hit the ball
an individual brand "hit
a pitched ball which fulfils all of the above conditions
a pitch that comes in over the plate between the batter's knees and the letters on his uniform
A strike is called if a batter swings at a pitch and misses, or if the pitch simply passes through the strike zone. The first 2 foul balls that are not caught count as first and second strike. A foul ball that is not caught can never be counted as a third strike.
The name given to the batsman who is facing the bowler. The batsman is said to be "on strike".
To remove something, especially large objects. At the end of the day, all equipment is struck.
1. A pitch judged by the umpire to have passed over home plate between the batter's armpits and the top of his knees. 2. A pitch that the batter fails to hit when he swings. 3. A foul ball when the batter has fewer than two strikes against him.
A legal pitch when so called by the umpire, which: Is struck at by the batter and missed; Is not struck at, if the ball passes through the strike zone; Is fouled by the batter when he has less than two strikes; Is bunted foul; Touches the batter as he strikes at it; Touches the batter in flight in the strike zone; or After being batted, travels directly from the bat to the catcher's hands and is legally caught by the catcher (foul tip).
the state of being the batsman at the end of the pitch the bowler is bowling at. That batsman currently has the strike.
hammer hitting a gong or bell counting the hours.