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Meaning of STRIKING

Pronunciation:  'strIking

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
  2. [n]  the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
  3. [adj]  having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
  4. [adj]  sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

STRIKING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: conspicuous, contact, dramatic, hit, hitting, impinging, impressive, obvious, outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular
 See Also: bunt, collision, contusion, crash, engagement, flick, fly, fly ball, ground ball, grounder, happening, header, hit, hopper, impact, interlocking, line drive, liner, mesh, meshing, natural event, occurrence, plunk, plunker, scorcher, screamer, smash, touch, touch, touching, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Strik"ing\,
    a. & n. from {Strike}, v.
    {Striking distance}, the distance through which an object can
       be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is
       effective when directed to a particular object.
    {Striking plate}.
    (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes
        as the door is closed.
    (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back
        to loosen the centering in striking it.
  2. \Strik"ing\, a.
    Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible;
    impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or
    image; a striking resemblance. ``A striking fact.'' --De
    Quincey. -- {Strik"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Strik"ing*ness}, n.