A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebrovascular accident, is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia caused by blockage, or a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field.

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  1. An act of stroking .
  2. A blow or hit.
  3. A single movement with a tool.
    1. A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
    2. The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
    3. The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
    4. The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
    5. A thrust of a piston.
  4. One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.
    the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or of an oar in rowing
    the stroke of a skater, swimmer, etc.
  5. A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort.
    a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy
  6. A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement.
    1. The symbol .
    2. A line of a Chinese, Japanese or Korean character.
  7. The time when a clock strikes.
  8. A style, a single movement within a style.
  9. The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
  10. A sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; any sudden, severe affliction or calamity.
    a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death
  11. The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
  12. The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided.
  13. Backstage influence.
  14. A point awarded to a player in case of interference or obstruction by the opponent.
  15. An individual discharge of lightning.
    A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker.
  16. The result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
  17. An addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch.
    to give some finishing strokes to an essay
  18. A throb or beat, as of the heart.
  19. Power; influence.
  20. appetite


  1. To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.
  2. To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
  3. To give a finely fluted surface to.
  4. To row the stroke oar of.
    to stroke a boat

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