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Meaning of STREAK

Pronunciation:  streek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a marking of a different color or texture from the background
  2. [n]  a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"
  3. [n]  a sudden flash (as of lightning)
  4. [n]  an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  5. [v]  mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
  6. [v]  run naked in a public place
  7. [v]  move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
 

STREAK is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: blotch, mottle, run, stripe
 
 See Also: band, characteristic, color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize, flash, losing streak, marking, move, run, stria, striation, succession, winning streak

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Streak\, v. t. [Cf. {Stretch}, {Streek}.]
    To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
    [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
    
    
  2. \Streak\, n. [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line,
    stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth.
    stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See {Strike}, {Stroke}, n.,
    and cf. {Strake}.]
    1. A line or long mark of a different color from the ground;
       a stripe; a vein.
    
             What mean those colored streaks in heaven? --Milton.
    
    2. (Shipbuilding) A strake.
    
    3. (Min.) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when
       scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of
       which is sometimes a distinguishing character.
    
    4. The rung or round of a ladder. [Obs.]
    
    
  3. \Streak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Streaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Streaking}.]
    1. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to
       variegate with lines of a different color, or of different
       colors.
    
             A mule . . . streaked and dappled with white and
             black.                                --Sandys.
    
             Now streaked and glowing with the morning red.
                                                   --Prior.
    
    2. With it as an object: To run swiftly. [Colloq.]
    
    
 

 

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