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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
abbreviation, abridgment, acid, agitating, amazing, appalling, armipotent, arrant, arresting, astonishing, astounding, authoritative, awe-inspiring, awesome, beguiling, bewildering, biting, blatant, blue-penciling, bold, bowdlerization, breathtaking, cancellation, celebrated, censoring, censorship, charged, cliff-hanging, cogent, coinage, coining, compelling, conspicuous, corrosive, counterfeiting, cutting, deletion, disquieting, distinguished, distracting, disturbing, driving, dynamic, editing, effective, egregious, electric, eminent, energetic, enigmatic, erasure, esteemed, estimable, exceptional, exciting, exhilarating, expurgation, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, flagrant, forceful, forcible, forgery, formidable, galvanic, glaring, great, gutsy, hanging out, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, imperative, imposing, impressive, in force, in power, in relief, in the foreground, incisive, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, inflammatory, intoxicating, irresistible, jarring, jolting, maddening, magnificent, marked, marvelous, memorable, mighty, mighty in battle, mind-blowing, mintage, miraculous, mordant, moving, nervous, noble, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, of mark, omission, operative, ostensible, outlandish, outstanding, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passing strange, penetrating, perturbing, phenomenal, piercing, piquant, poignant, potent, powerful, prepotent, prestigious, prodigious, prominent, pronounced, provocative, provoking, puissant, punchy, puzzling, rare, ravishing, remarkable, rememberable, reputable, ripping, ruling, salient, sensational, showy, signal, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, smashing, soul-stirring, special, spirit-stirring, splendid, stamping, staring, stark-staring, sticking out, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, strange, strong, stunning, stupendous, superb, superior, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, top-hole, topping, trenchant, troubling, uncommon, unforgettable, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unprecedented, unsettling, unusual, upsetting, valid, vigorous, vital, wonderful, wondrous
Dictionary Results for striking:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
striking
    adj 1: 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"
           [syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking]
    2: 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" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient,
       spectacular, striking]
    n 1: the physical coming together of two or more things;
         "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" [syn:
         contact, impinging, striking]
    2: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated
       hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she
       finally got a hit" [syn: hit, hitting, striking]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Strike \Strike\, v. t. [imp. Struck; p. p. Struck,
   Stricken(Stroock, Strucken, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than
   stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS.
   str[imac]can to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub,
   stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG.
   str[imac]hhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to
   strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw
   tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]
   1. 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.
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            He at Philippi kept
            His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck
            The lean and wrinkled Cassius.        --Shak.
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   2. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet
      struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship
      struck a reef.
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   3. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a
      force to; to dash; to cast.
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            They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
            two sideposts.                        --Ex. xii. 7.
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            Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.
                                                  --Byron.
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   4. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike
      coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
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   5. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in
      the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
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   6. To punish; to afflict; to smite.
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            To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes
            for equity.                           --Prov. xvii.
                                                  26.
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   7. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or
      notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve;
      the drums strike up a march.
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   8. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike
      sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of
      surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to
      strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
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   9. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect
      sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind,
      with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or
      horror.
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            Nice works of art strike and surprise us most on the
            first view.                           --Atterbury.
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            They please as beauties, here as wonders strike.
                                                  --Pope.
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   10. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden
       impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me
       favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
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             How often has stricken you dumb with his irony!
                                                  --Landor.
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   11. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a
       stroke; as, to strike a light.
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             Waving wide her myrtle wand,
             She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
                                                  --Milton.
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   12. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
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   13. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
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   Note: Probably borrowed from the L. foedus ferrire, to strike
         a compact, so called because an animal was struck and
         killed as a sacrifice on such occasions.
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   14. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
       [Old Slang]
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   15. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by
       scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the
       level of the top.
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   16. (Masonry) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the
       face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
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   17. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a
       strange word; they soon struck the trail.
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   18. To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck
       a friend for five dollars. [Slang]
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   19. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor. --B. Edwards.
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   20. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
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             Behold, I thought, He will . . . strike his hand
             over the place, and recover the leper. --2 Kings v.
                                                  11.
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   21. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past
       participle. "Well struck in years." --Shak.
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   To strike an attitude, To strike a balance. See under
      Attitude, and Balance.

   To strike a jury (Law), to constitute a special jury
      ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain
      number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to
      reduce it to the number of persons required by law.
      --Burrill.

   To strike a lead.
       (a) (Mining) To find a vein of ore.
       (b) Fig.: To find a way to fortune. [Colloq.]

   To strike a ledger or To strike an account, to balance
      it.

   To strike hands with.
       (a) To shake hands with. --Halliwell.
       (b) To make a compact or agreement with; to agree with.
           

   To strike off.
       (a) To erase from an account; to deduct; as, to strike
           off the interest of a debt.
       (b) (Print.) To impress; to print; as, to strike off a
           thousand copies of a book.
       (c) To separate by a blow or any sudden action; as, to
           strike off what is superfluous or corrupt.

   To strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it;
      figuratively, to make a lucky hit financially. [Slang,
      U.S.]

   To strike one luck, to shake hands with one and wish good
      luck. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

   To strike out.
       (a) To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike
           out sparks with steel.
       (b) To blot out; to efface; to erase. "To methodize is as
           necessary as to strike out." --Pope.
       (c) To form by a quick effort; to devise; to invent; to
           contrive, as, to strike out a new plan of finance.
       (d) (Baseball) To cause a player to strike out; -- said
           of the pitcher. See To strike out, under Strike,
           v. i.

   To strike sail. See under Sail.

   To strike up.
       (a) To cause to sound; to begin to beat. "Strike up the
           drums." --Shak.
       (b) To begin to sing or play; as, to strike up a tune.
       (c) To raise (as sheet metal), in making diahes, pans,
           etc., by blows or pressure in a die.

   To strike work, to quit work; to go on a strike.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Striking \Strik"ing\,
   a. & n. from Strike, v.
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   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.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Striking \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.
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