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stria
/struy"euh/, n., pl. striae /struy"ee/. 1. a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement: striae of muscle fiber. 2. Mineral. ...
striate
v. /struy"ayt/; adj. /struy"it, -ayt/, v., striated, striating, adj. v.t. 1. to mark with striae; furrow; stripe; streak. adj. 2. striated. [1660-70; < L striatus furrowed, ...
striated
/struy"ay tid/, adj. marked with striae; furrowed; striped; streaked. [1640-50; STRIATE + -ED2] * * *
striated muscle
▪ anatomy also called  voluntary muscle,  striped muscle , or  skeletal muscle    most common of the three types of muscle in the body. Striated muscle is attached to ...
striatedmuscle
striated muscle n. See skeletal muscle. * * *
striation
/struy ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. striated condition or appearance. 2. a stria; one of many parallel striae. 3. Geol. any of a number of scratches or parallel grooves on the surface of a ...
strick
/strik/, n. 1. a group of any of the major bast fibers, as flax or jute, prepared for conversion into sliver form. 2. any of the pieces cut from a layer of carded and combed ...
stricken
—strickenly, adv. /strik"euhn/, v. 1. a pp. of strike. adj. 2. hit or wounded by a weapon, missile, or the like. 3. beset or afflicted, as with disease, trouble, or sorrow: ...
Strickland
/strik"leuhnd/, n. William, 1787-1854, U.S. architect and engineer. * * *
Strickland de la Hunty, Shirley
▪ Australian athlete née  Shirley Strickland  born July 18, 1925, Guildford, Western Australia, Australia died February 17, 2004, Perth       Australian athlete, who ...
Strickland de la Hunty, Shirley Barbara
▪ 2005       Australian athlete (b. July 18, 1925, Guildford, Australia—d. Feb. 17, 2004, Perth, Australia), was her country's most successful track-and-field athlete, ...
Strickland, William
▪ American architect born 1788, Navesink, N.J., U.S. died April 6, 1854, Nashville, Tenn.       U.S. architect and engineer who was one of the leaders of the Greek ...
strickle
/strik"euhl/, n., v., strickled, strickling. n. 1. a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure. 2. Metall. a template rotated to ...
strict
—strictness, n. /strikt/, adj., stricter, strictest. 1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals. 2. ...
strict liability
strict liability n. absolute liability of a manufacturer or seller of a defective product causing injury or damage, despite showing exercise of due care * * *
striction
/strik"sheuhn/, n. the act of constricting. [1870-75; < LL striction- (s. of strictio), equiv. to L strict(us) (see STRICT) + -ion- -ION] * * *
strictly
/strikt"lee/, adv. 1. in a strict manner; rigorously; stringently: strictly enforced. 2. precisely or candidly; factually: strictly speaking. [1480-90; STRICT + -LY] * * *
strictly decreasing function
Math. a function having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than the image of the ...
strictly increasing function
Math. a function having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is greater than the image of the ...
strictness
See strictly. * * *
stricture
—strictured, adj. /strik"cheuhr/, n. 1. a remark or comment, esp. an adverse criticism: The reviewer made several strictures upon the author's style. 2. an abnormal contraction ...
stride
—strider, n. —stridingly, adv. /struyd/, v., strode, stridden /strid"n/, striding, n. v.i. 1. to walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance. 2. to ...
stride piano
a style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody while the left hand plays a single bass note or octave on the strong beat and a chord on the weak beat, ...
stridence
See strident. * * *
stridency
See stridence. * * *
strident
—stridence, stridency, n. —stridently, adv. /struyd"nt/, adj. 1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges. 2. having a shrill, ...
stridently
See stridence. * * *
stridepianist
See stride piano. * * *
stridepiano
stride piano n. A style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody and the left hand alternates between the bass notes on the strong beats and chords on the ...
strider
See stride. * * *
stridor
/struy"deuhr/, n. 1. a harsh, grating, or creaking sound. 2. Pathol. a harsh respiratory sound due to any of various forms of obstruction of the breathing passages. [1625-35; < L ...
stridulate
—stridulation, n. —stridulatory /strij"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /strij"euh layt'/, v.i., stridulated, stridulating. to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket ...
stridulation
See stridulate. * * *
stridulatory
See stridulation. * * *
stridulous
—stridulously, adv. —stridulousness, n. /strij"euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Also, stridulant. making or having a harsh or grating sound. 2. Pathol. pertaining to or characterized by ...
stridulously
See stridulous. * * *
strife
—strifeful, adj. —strifeless, adj. /struyf/, n. 1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife. 2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash: armed strife. 3. ...
strigiform
/strij"euh fawrm'/, adj. of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls. [ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig-, s. of strix kind ...
strigil
—strigilate /strij"euh lit, -layt'/, adj. /strij"euhl/, n. an instrument with a curved blade, used esp. by the ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin at the bath and ...
Strigler, Mordechai
▪ 1999       Polish-born editor, poet, and essayist whose prolific writings included accounts of his experiences during the Holocaust; from 1987 he also served as the ...
strigose
/struy"gohs/, adj. 1. Bot. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid. 2. Zool. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points. [1785-95; < L strig(a) furrow, row of ...
Strijdom, Johannes Gerhardus
▪ prime minister of South Africa Strijdom also spelled  Strydom   born July 14, 1893, Willowmore, Cape Colony died Aug. 24, 1958, Cape Town  prime minister of the Union of ...
strikable
/struy"keuh beuhl/, adj. being cause for a strike, as by union members: strikable labor issues. [1900-05; STRIKE + -ABLE] * * *
strike
—strikeless, adj. /struyk/, v., struck or (Obs.) strook; struck or (esp. for 31-34) stricken or (Obs.) strook; striking; n., adj. v.t. 1. to deal a blow or stroke to (a person ...
strike benefit
money paid to strikers by a union to enable them to subsist during a strike. Also called strike pay. * * *
strike fault
Geol. a fault that trends parallel to the strike of the strata that it offsets. * * *
strike force
1. a military force armed and trained for attack. 2. a group or team, as of law-enforcement agents, who are assigned to one special problem: the FBI's strike force against ...
strike pay.
See strike benefit. [1875-80] * * *
strike plate
strike (def. 76). * * *
strike slip
—strike-slip, adj. Geol. the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault. [1910-15] * * *
strike zone
Baseball. the area above home plate extending from the batter's knees to his or her shoulders. [1945-50] * * *
strike-slipfault
strike-slip fault (strīkʹslĭpʹ) n. Geology A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault. * * ...
strikebound
/struyk"bownd'/, adj. closed by a strike: a strikebound factory. [1940-45; STRIKE + -BOUND1] * * *
strikebreaker
/struyk"bray'keuhr/, n. a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, either by working or by furnishing workers. [1900-05; STRIKE + BREAKER1] * * *
strikebreaking
/struyk"bray'king/, n. action directed at breaking up a strike of workers. [1915-20; STRIKE + BREAKING1] * * *
strikeout
/struyk"owt'/, n. Baseball. an out made by a batter to whom three strikes have been charged, or as recorded by the pitcher who accomplishes this. [1885-90, Amer.; n. use of v. ...
strikeover
/struyk"oh'veuhr/, n. 1. an act or instance of typing over a character, as one typed in error, without erasing it. 2. the typed-over character: The letter was full of ...
strikeprice
strike price n. The fixed price at which the owner of an option can purchase, in the case of a call, or sell, in the case of a put, the underlying security or commodity. * * *
striker
/struy"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that strikes. 2. a worker who is on strike. 3. manhelper. 4. the clapper in a clock that strikes the hours or rings an alarm. 5. U.S. Army. ...
strikes
➡ trade union * * *
strikezone
strike zone n. Baseball The area over home plate through which a pitch must pass to be called a strike, roughly between the batter's armpits and knees. * * *
striking
—strikingly, adv. —strikingness, n. /struy"king/, adj. 1. attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty. 2. noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm. 3. ...
striking price
Finance. the fixed price at which a person can exercise an option to buy or sell something, esp. in a call or put option. Also called exercise price. [1960-65] * * *
striking train
Horol. the gear train of the striking mechanism of a timepiece. Cf. going train. [1880-85] * * *
strikingly
See striking. * * *
strikingness
See strikingly. * * *
strikingprice
striking price n. The price at which a put or call option may be exercised. * * *
Strimon
Strimon [strē mō̂n′] Gr. name for STRUMA * * *
Strindberg
/strind"berrg, strin"-/; Swed. /strddin"bardd'yeu/, n. Johan August /yooh"hahn ow"goost/, 1849-1912, Swedish novelist, dramatist, and essayist. * * *
Strindberg, (Johan) August
born Jan. 22, 1849, Stockholm, Swed. died May 14, 1912, Stockholm Swedish playwright and novelist. While working as a journalist, he wrote the historical drama Mäster Olof ...
Strindberg, (Johan)August
Strind·berg (strĭndʹbûrg, strĭnʹ-), (Johan) August. 1849-1912. Swedish writer of novels and plays, including Miss Julie (1888) and The Dance of Death (1901), which are ...
Strindberg, August
▪ Swedish dramatist Introduction born Jan. 22, 1849, Stockholm died May 14, 1912, Stockholm  Swedish playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, who combined psychology and ...
Strindbergian
See Strindberg, Johan August. * * *
strine
/struyn/, n. Informal. Australian English. [1964; jocular representation of the supposed pron. of AUSTRALIAN by uneducated Australian speakers] * * *
string
—stringless, adj. —stringlike, adj. /string/, n., v., strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; stringing. n. 1. a slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line. 2. ...
string bag
an openwork bag made of string, esp. one with handles. * * *
string band
string band n. a band of stringed instruments, as guitar, banjo, violin, etc., playing folk or country music string-band adj. * * *
string bass
/bays/. See double bass. [1935-40] * * *
string bean
1. any of various kinds of bean, as the green bean, the unripe pods of which are used as food, usually after stripping off the fibrous thread along the side. 2. the pod ...
string bikini
string bikini n. a skimpy bikini having often a triangular covering part held in place by narrow, string-like ties * * *
string correspondent
stringer (def. 6). * * *
string line
Billiards, Pool. string (def. 17b). [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
string player
a person who plays an instrument of the violin family. * * *
string quartet
1. a musical composition, usually in three or four movements, for four stringed instruments, typically two violins, viola, and cello. 2. a first violinist, second violinist, ...
string theory
Physics. See under string (def. 3). * * * ▪ physics Introduction       in particle physics, a theory that attempts to merge quantum mechanics with Albert Einstein ...
string tie
a short, very narrow, and unflared necktie, usually tied in a bow. [1915-20] * * *
string trimmer.
See line trimmer. * * *
stringbass
string bass (bās) n. See double bass. * * *
stringbean
string bean n. 1. a. A bushy or climbing tropical American plant (Phaseolus vulgaris) widely cultivated for its narrow green edible pods. b. The green pod of this plant, eaten ...
stringboard
/string"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a board or facing covering the ends of the steps in a staircase. [1695-1705; STRING + BOARD] * * *
stringcourse
/string"kawrs', -kohrs'/, n. Archit. a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved. ...
stringed
/stringd/, adj. 1. fitted with strings (often used in combination): a five-stringed banjo. 2. produced or sounded by strings: stringed melodies. [bef. 1000; ME; OE straengede; ...
stringed instrument
a musical instrument having strings as the medium of sound production, played with the fingers or with a plectrum or a bow: The guitar, the harp, and the violin are stringed ...
stringedinstrument
stringed instrument n. An instrument, such as a violin, viola, cello, or double bass, in which sound is produced by plucking, striking, or bowing taut strings. * * *
stringency
/strin"jeuhn see/, n., pl. stringencies. 1. stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty. 2. strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline. 3. ...
stringendo
/strin jen"doh/; It. /strddeen jen"daw/, adj., adv. Music. (of a musical direction) progressively quickening in tempo. [1850-55; < It, ger. of stringere to tighten < L (see ...
stringent
—stringently, adv. /strin"jeuhnt/, adj. 1. rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe: stringent laws. 2. compelling, constraining, or urgent: stringent necessity. 3. ...
stringently
See stringency. * * *
stringer
/string"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that strings. 2. a long horizontal timber connecting upright posts. 3. Archit. string (def. 15b). 4. Civ. Engin. a longitudinal bridge ...
stringer bead
Welding. See under bead (def. 13). * * *
Stringer, Howard
▪ 2006       In March 2005 the giant Japanese technology and entertainment company Sony broke with tradition by appointing Welsh-born Howard Stringer as its first ...
stringhalt
—stringhalted, stringhalty, adj. —stringhaltedness, n. /string"hawlt'/, n. Vet. Pathol. a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in ...
stringhalted
See stringhalt. * * *
stringholder
/string"hohl'deuhr/, n. an oblong piece of wood at the lower end of the body of a viol or other stringed instrument to which the strings are attached. [STRING + HOLDER] * * *
stringily
See stringy. * * *
stringiness
See stringily. * * *
stringing
/string"ing/, n. a narrow band of inlay, as in a piece of furniture. [1610-20; STRING + -ING1] * * *
stringline
string line n. The balk line in billiards. * * *
Stringocephalus
▪ paleontology       extinct genus of large brachiopods, or lamp shells, found as fossils in Devonian marine rocks (416 million to 359 million years old). ...
stringpiece
/string"pees'/, n. a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework. [1780-90; STRING + PIECE] * * *
stringquartet
string quartet n. 1. An ensemble of four musicians playing stringed instruments, usually two violins, a viola, and a cello. 2. A composition for such a group. * * *
stringtie
string tie n. A narrow necktie, usually tied in a bow. * * *
stringy
—stringiness, n. /string"ee/, adj., stringier, stringiest. 1. resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber. 2. ...
strip
strip1 /strip/, v., stripped or stript, stripping, n. v.t. 1. to deprive of covering: to strip a fruit of its rind. 2. to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked. 3. to take away ...
strip bond
Finance. a bond that has been stripped into its principal certificate and interest coupons, each part to be sold separately. * * *
strip cartoon
➡ comics and comic strips * * *
strip city
a continuous area of urban development lying between or embracing two or more large cities and having a population of at least one million; megalopolis. [1965-70] * * *
strip cropping
the growing of different crops on alternate strips of ground that usually follow the contour of the land, a recourse to minimize erosion. Also called strip farming, strip ...
strip farm
a tract of land where strip cropping is done. [1905-10] * * *
strip farming.
See strip cropping. * * *
strip mall
a retail complex consisting of stores or restaurants in adjacent spaces in one long building, typically having a narrow parking area directly in front of the stores. [1990-95] * ...
strip map
a map charting only the immediate territory to be traversed, which appears as a long, narrow strip. [1900-05] * * *
strip mining
mining in an open pit after removal of the overburden. * * * Technique for the surface mining of coal by removing the soil and rock overburden above a seam and extracting the ...
strip planting.
See strip cropping. * * *
strip poker
a game of poker in which the losers in a hand remove an article of clothing. [1915-20] * * *
strip search
an act or instance of strip-searching. Also called skin search. * * *
strip steak
a steak cut from the upper part of the short loin. Also called New York strip. * * *
strip-cropping
strip-crop·ping (strĭpʹkrŏp'ĭng) n. The growing of a cultivated crop, such as cotton, and a sod-forming crop, such as alfalfa, in alternating strips following the contour of ...
strip-farming
n [U] a system of farming (sometimes called the open field system) which was common in Anglo-Saxon Britain and lasted until the common land began to be enclosed by fences in the ...
strip-mine
—strip mine. /strip"muyn'/, v.t., v.i., strip-mined, strip-mining. to excavate by open-cut methods. Also, strip. [1925-30] * * *
strip-search
/strip"serrch'/, v.t. to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse. * * *
stripe
stripe1 —stripeless, adj. /struyp/, n., v., striped, striping. n. 1. a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest ...
stripe rust
Plant Pathol. a disease of wheat, barley, rye, and other grasses, characterized by elongated rows of yellow spores on the affected parts, caused by a rust fungus, Puccinia ...
stripe smut
Plant Pathol. a disease of grasses, characterized by stripes of black spores on the leaves, caused by any of several smut fungi of the genera Urocystis and Ustilago. * * *
striped
/struypt, struy"pid/, adj. having stripes or bands. [1610-20; STRIPE1 + -ED3] * * *
striped bass
/bas/ an important American game fish, Morone saxatilis, having blackish stripes along each side. Also called striper. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
striped gopher
a ground squirrel marked with stripes, esp. the thirteen-lined ground squirrel. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
striped hyena
a hyena, Hyaena hyaena, of northern Africa, Arabia, and India, having a grayish coat with distinct blackish stripes. * * *
striped killifish
a killifish, Fundulus majalis, of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the female of which is marked with black stripes. Also called mayfish. * * *
striped maple
a maple, Acer pensylvanicum, of northeastern North America, having white-striped bark. Also called moosewood. [1775-85, Amer.] * * *
striped marlin
a marlin, Tetrapturus audax, of the Pacific Ocean, having the sides of the body marked with dark blue vertical stripes, valued for sport and food. * * *
striped spermophile.
See thirteen-lined ground squirrel. * * *
striped squirrel
any squirrel with stripes on its back, as a chipmunk. [1785-95] * * *
stripedbass
striped bass (băs) n. A North American food and game fish (Morone saxatilis) chiefly of coastal waters, having dark longitudinal stripes along its sides. Striped bass, which ...
stripedmaple
striped maple n. An eastern North American deciduous tree (Acer pensylvanicum) having smooth bark striped with vertical white lines and roundish, three-lobed leaves. Also called ...
stripedmarlin
striped marlin n. A marlin (Tetrapturus audax) of the Pacific and Indian oceans, marked with vertical stripes along the sides. * * *
stripedskunk
striped skunk n. A North American skunk (Mephitis mephitis) commonly found from southern Canada to northern Mexico, having a pair of white stripes running from the top of the ...
stripedsquirrel
striped squirrel n. Any of several small rodents with striped markings on the back, especially the chipmunk of North America. * * *
striper
/struy"peuhr/, n. Informal. 1. Mil. a. a naval officer whose uniform sleeve displays stripes: a four-striper. b. an enlisted person of any of the armed services whose sleeve ...
striping
/struy"ping/, n. 1. the act of decorating or otherwise providing with stripes: The striping of the boat proceeded slowly. 2. a striped pattern: the striping of the zebra; ...
stripjoint
strip joint n. Slang A nightclub or other establishment where striptease is performed. * * *
striplight
/strip"luyt'/, n. Theat. a row of lamps, provided with a reflector for floodlighting the stage, used as border lights, footlights, backing lights, etc. [1670-80; STRIP2 + ...
stripling
/strip"ling/, n. a youth. [1350-1400; ME; see STRIP2, -LING1] * * *
stripmall
strip mall n. A shopping complex containing a row of various stores, businesses, and restaurants that usually open onto a common parking lot. * * *
stripmine
strip mine n. An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of topsoil and overburden. * * *
stripminer
See strip-mine. * * *
strippable
/strip"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. Mining. of or pertaining to ore or coal that can be produced by strip mining. 2. capable of being stripped off: strippable wallpaper. [1970-75; STRIP1 ...
stripped
/stript/, adj. 1. having had a covering, clothing, equipment, or furnishings removed: trees stripped of their leaves by the storm; a stripped bed ready for clean sheets. 2. ...
stripped-down
/stript"down"/, adj. having only essential features; lacking any special appointments or accessories. * * *
stripper
/strip"euhr/, n. 1. a person who strips. 2. a thing that strips, as an appliance or machine for stripping. 3. Also called ecdysiast, exotic dancer, stripteaser. a person who ...
stripping reaction
▪ nuclear physics       in nuclear physics, process in which a projectile nucleus grazes a target nucleus such that the target nucleus absorbs part of the projectile. ...
strippoker
strip poker n. Poker in which the losing players in each hand must remove an article of clothing. * * *
stripsearch
strip search n. The act or an instance of subjecting a person to strip-searching. Also called skin search. * * *
stript
/stript/, v. a pt. and pp. of strip1. * * *
striptease
/strip"teez'/, n., v., stripteased, stripteasing. n. 1. a burlesque act in which a dancer removes garments one at a time to the accompaniment of music. v.i. 2. to do a ...
stripteaser
/strip"tee'zeuhr/, n. stripper (def. 3). [1935-40; STRIPTEASE + -ER1] * * *
stripy
/struy"pee/, adj., stripier, stripiest. having or marked with stripes. [1505-15; STRIPE1 + -Y1] * * *
strive
—striver, n. —strivingly, adv. /struyv/, v.i., strove or strived, striven /striv"euhn/ or strived, striving. 1. to exert oneself vigorously; try hard: He strove to make ...
striver
See strive. * * *
strivingly
See striver. * * *
Strobane
      (trademark), of a chlorine-containing organic compound used as an insecticide. See toxaphene. * * *
strobe
/strohb/, Photog. Informal. n. 1. Also called strobe light. stroboscope (def. 2a). adj. 2. stroboscopic. [1940-45; shortened form] * * *
strobelight
strobe light n. A flash lamp that produces high-intensity short-duration light pulses by electric discharge in a gas. * * *
strobila
/stroh buy"leuh/, n., pl. strobilae /-lee/. Zool. 1. the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region. Cf. scolex. 2. the chain of segments of the larva of a ...
strobilaceous
/strob'euh lay"sheuhs/, adj. 1. resembling a strobilus; conelike. 2. bearing strobili. [1795-1805; < NL strobilaceus; see STROBILUS, -ACEOUS] * * *
strobilar
See strobila. * * *
strobilation
stro·bi·la·tion (strō'bə-lāʹshən) n. Asexual reproduction by division into body segments, as in tapeworms and jellyfish. * * *
strobile
strobile [strō′bīl΄, strō′bil; strä′bil] n. 〚< Fr or LL: Fr < LL strobilus < Gr strobilos, anything twisted, pine cone < base of strephein, to twist: see ...
strobilus
/stroh buy"leuhs/, n., pl. strobili /-luy/. Bot. 1. a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop. 2. a conelike ...
stroboradiograph
/stroh'beuh ray"dee euh graf', -grahf', strob'euh-/, n. a stroboscopic radiograph. [ < Gk stróbo(s) action of whirling + RADIOGRAPH] * * *
stroboscope
—stroboscopic /stroh'beuh skop"ik, strob'euh-/, stroboscopical, adj. —stroboscopy /streuh bos"keuh pee/, n. /stroh"beuh skohp', strob"euh-/, n. 1. a device for studying the ...
stroboscopic
See stroboscope. * * *
stroboscopically
See stroboscopic. * * *
strobotron
/stroh"beuh tron', strob"euh-/, n. Electronics. a glow lamp, used in stroboscopes, that gives very bright flashes of light in response to voltage pulses. [1935-40; strobo- (see ...
strode
/strohd/, v. pt. of stride. * * *
Strode, William
▪ English politician born c. 1599 died Sept. 9, 1645, London, Eng.       a leader of the Puritan opposition to England's King Charles I and one of the five members of ...
Strode, Woody
▪ American actor and athlete byname of  Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode   born July 28, 1914, Los Angeles, California, U.S. died December 31, 1994, Glendora, ...
Stroessner
/stres"neuhr/; Sp. /strddes"nerdd/, n. Alfredo /al fray"doh/; Sp. /ahl frdde"dhaw/, born 1912, Paraguayan general and statesman: president since 1954. * * *
Stroessner Matiauda, Alfredo
▪ 2007  Paraguayan military leader (b. Nov. 3, 1912, Encarnación, Paraguay—d. Aug. 16, 2006, Brasília, Braz.), became president of Paraguay after leading an army coup in ...
Stroessner, Alfredo
born Nov. 3, 1912, Encarnación, Para. Military leader and president of Paraguay (1954–89). The son of a German immigrant, Stroessner joined the army in 1932 and rose to ...
stroganoff
/straw"geuh nawf', stroh"-/, n. Cookery. a dish of meat sautéed with onion and cooked in a sauce of sour cream, seasonings, and, usually, mushrooms: beef stroganoff. [named ...
Stroganov Family
▪ Russian family       wealthy Russian family of merchants, probably of Tatar origin, famous for their colonizing activities in the Urals and in Siberia in the 16th and ...
Stroganov school
School of icon painting named for its original patrons, the Stroganov family, that flourished in Russia in the late 16th and 17th century. The artists perfected their work in ...
Stroheim, Erich von
orig. Erich Oswald Stroheim born Sept. 22, 1885, Vienna, Austria died May 12, 1957, near Paris, France Austrian-U.S. film director and actor. He was the son of a Jewish ...
Stroheim,Erich von
Stro·heim (strōʹhīm'), Erich von. 1885-1957. Austrian-born American actor and director who is best known for his roles in La Grande Illusion (1937) and Sunset Boulevard ...
stroke
stroke1 /strohk/, n., v., stroked, stroking. n. 1. the act or an instance of striking, as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; a blow. 2. a hitting of or upon anything. 3. a ...
stroke hole
Golf. (in a handicap match) a hole at which players with a handicap deduct a stroke from the number taken to play the hole. * * *
stroke oar
Rowing. 1. the oar nearest to the stern of the boat. 2. stroke1 (def. 14c). [1825-35] * * *
stroke play
Golf. See medal play. [1750-60] * * *
strokeplay
stroke play n. See medal play. * * * ➡ golf * * *
stroker
See stroke2. * * *
Strokes
a US rock band with five members from New York whose first album Is This It was released in 2001 and was followed by Room on Fire in (2003). * * *
stroll
/strohl/, v.i. 1. to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk: to stroll along the beach. 2. to wander or rove from place to place; roam: strolling ...
stroller
/stroh"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who takes a leisurely walk; saunterer. 2. a wanderer; vagrant. 3. an itinerant performer. 4. a four-wheeled, often collapsible, chairlike carriage ...
stroma
—stromatic /stroh mat"ik/, stromal, stromatous, adj. /stroh"meuh/, n., pl. stromata /-meuh teuh/. 1. Cell Biol. the supporting framework or matrix of a cell. 2. Anat. the ...
stromal
See stroma. * * *
Stroman, Susan
▪ 2002       Of the record-breaking 12 Tony Awards won by the musical comedy The Producers in 2001, two went to Susan Stroman, the show's innovative director and ...
stromateid
/stroh'meuh tee"id/, n. 1. any of numerous small marine fishes of the family Stromateidae, having a laterally compressed body and an expanded muscular esophagus, often lined with ...
stromateoid
/stroh'meuh tee"oyd/, adj. 1. resembling or related to the Stromateidae. n. 2. a stromateoid fish. [1880-85; < NL Stromate(idae) (see STROMATEID) + -OID] * * *
stromatic
See stromal. * * *
stromatolite
—stromatolitic /stroh mat'l it"ik/, adj. /stroh mat"l uyt'/, n. Geol. a laminated calcareous fossil structure built by marine algae and having a rounded or columnar form. [ < G ...
stromatolitic
See stromatolite. * * *
Stromboli
/strom"beuh lee/; It. /strddawm"baw lee/, n. 1. an island off the NE coast of Sicily, in the Lipari group. 2. an active volcano on this island. 3040 ft. (927 m). * * * Volcano, ...
Stromboli Island
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola Stromboli,  Latin  Strongyle         northeasternmost of the Eolie (Lipari) Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea (of the Mediterranean), ...
stromeyerite
▪ mineral       a sulfide mineral of copper and silver (CuAgS) that occurs as compact masses with copper and lead minerals in deposits at Altai, Siberia, Russia; ...
Strömgren, Bengt
▪ Danish astrophysicist born Jan. 21, 1908, Göteborg, Swed. died July 4, 1987, Copenhagen, Den.  Danish astrophysicist who pioneered the present-day knowledge of the gas ...
strong
—strongish, adj. —strongly, adv. —strongness, n. /strawng, strong/, adj., stronger /strawng"geuhr, strong"-/, strongest /strawng"gist, strong"-/, adv. adj. 1. having, ...
strong accumulation point
Math. a point such that every neighborhood of the point contains infinitely many points of a given set. Cf. accumulation point, strong derived set. * * *
strong breeze
Meteorol. a wind of 25-30 mph (11-13 m/sec). [1795-1805] * * *
strong derived set
Math. the set of all strong accumulation points of a given set. * * *
strong drink
strong drink n. drink containing much alcohol * * *
strong force
Physics. 1. the short-range attractive force between baryons that holds together the nucleus of the atom. 2. Also called color force. the force between quarks. Cf. gluon, strong ...
strong forward
☆ strong forward n. Basketball POWER FORWARD * * *
strong gale
Meteorol. a wind of 47-54 mph (21-24 m/sec). [1795-1805] * * *
strong interaction
Physics. the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force. [1945-50] * * *
strong nuclear force
strong nuclear force n. STRONG INTERACTION * * *
strong safety
Football. the defensive back assigned to cover the area across from the strong side of the opponent's offensive line and primarily responsible for defending against pass plays. * ...
strong side
Football. the side of the offensive line where the tight end is positioned, thereby the side having the greater number of players. [1950-55] * * *
strong suit
1. Bridge. a long suit that contains high cards. 2. one's most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; forte: Patience is not his strong suit. [1860-65] * * *
Strong, Anna Louise
▪ American journalist and scholar born November 24, 1885, Friend, Nebraska, U.S. died March 29, 1970, Beijing, China       American journalist and author who published ...
Strong, William
born May 6, 1808, Somers, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 19, 1895, Lake Minnewaska, N.Y. U.S. jurist. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1847–51) and on the Pennsylvania ...
Strong, William Duncan
▪ American anthropologist born June 30, 1899, Portland, Ore., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1962, New York       American anthropologist who studied North and South American ...
strong-arm
/strawng"ahrm', strong"-/, adj. 1. using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective: strong-arm methods. v.t. 2. to use violent methods ...
strong-minded
/strawng"muyn"did, strong"-/, adj. 1. having a forceful and independent mind. 2. determined or obstinate; strong-willed. [1785-95] * * *
strong-mindedly
See strong-minded. * * *
strong-mindedness
See strong-mindedly. * * *
strong-willed
/strawng"wild", strong"-/, adj. 1. having a powerful will; resolute. 2. stubborn; obstinate. [1895-1900] * * *
strongbark
/strawng"bahrk', strong"-/, n. any of the several tropical American shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Bourreria, of the borage family, esp. B. ovata, of southern ...
strongbox
/strawng"boks', strong"-/, n. a strongly made, lockable box or chest for safeguarding valuable possessions, as money, jewels, or documents. [1675-85; STRONG + BOX1] * * *
strongbreeze
strong breeze n. A wind having a speed ranging from 25 to 31 miles (39 to 50 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. * * *
strongforce
strong force n. See strong interaction. * * *
stronggale
strong gale n. A wind having a speed ranging from 47 to 54 miles (75 to 86 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. * * *
stronghold
/strawng"hohld', strong"-/, n. 1. a well-fortified place; fortress. 2. a place that serves as the center of a group, as of militants or of persons holding a controversial ...
stronginteraction
strong interaction n. A fundamental interaction between elementary particles that causes protons and neutrons to bind together in the atomic nucleus. Also called strong force. * ...
strongish
See strong. * * *
strongly
See strongish. * * *
strongman
/strawng"man', strong"-/, n., pl. strongmen. 1. a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus. 2. a political leader who controls by force; dictator. 3. the ...
strongpoint
strong·point (strôngʹpoint') n. A military stronghold. * * *
strongroom
/strawng"roohm', -room', strong"-/, n. a fireproof, burglarproof room in which valuables are kept. Also, strong room. [1755-65; STRONG + ROOM] * * *
strongside
strong side n. Football The side of a formation having more players; the side on which the tight end is positioned. * * *
strongsuit
strong suit n. 1. A quality, activity, or skill in which a person excels: Foreign policy was the President's strong suit. 2. Games. A long suit in a card game such as bridge that ...
Strongsville
/strawngz"vil, strongz"-/, n. a town in N Ohio. 28,577. * * *
strongyle
—strongylate /stron"jeuh layt'/, adj. /stron"jil/, n. any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, esp. horses. Also, ...
strongylosis
/stron'jeuh loh"sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. a disease, esp. of horses, caused by an infestation by strongyles and characterized in serious cases by weakness and anemia. [1910-15; < NL, ...
strontia
/stron"shee euh, -sheuh/, n. Chem. 1. Also called strontium oxide. a white or grayish-white, amorphous powder, SrO, resembling lime in its general character: used chiefly in the ...
strontian
/stron"shee euhn, -sheuhn/, n. 1. strontianite. 2. strontia. 3. strontium. [1780-90; short for Strontian earth mineral first found in Strontian parish, Argyllshire, Scotland] * * ...
strontianite
/stron"shee euh nuyt', -sheuh nuyt'/, n. a mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO3, occurring in radiating, fibrous, or granular aggregates and crystals, varying from white to yellow ...
strontic
strontic [strän′tik] adj. of strontium * * * See strontium. * * *
strontium
—strontic /stron"tik/, adj. /stron"shee euhm, -sheuhm, -tee euhm/, n. Chem. a bivalent, metallic element whose compounds resemble those of calcium, found in nature only in the ...
strontium 90
Chem. a harmful radioactive isotope of strontium, produced in certain nuclear reactions and present in their fallout. Also called radiostrontium. [1950-55] * * *
strontium hydroxide
Chem. a white, slightly water-soluble powder, Sr(OH)2, or its crystalline octahydrate (strontium hydrate): used chiefly in the refining of beet sugar. Also called strontia. * * *
strook
/strook/, v. Scot. and North Eng. a pt. and pp. of strike. * * *
strop
—stropper, n. /strop/, n., v., stropped, stropping. n. 1. any of several devices for sharpening razors, esp. a strip of leather or other flexible material. 2. Also, strap. ...
strophanthin
/stroh fan"thin/, n. Pharm. a very poisonous, bitter glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of a strophanthus, esp. Strophanthus kombe, used as a ...
strophanthus
/stroh fan"theuhs/, n., pl. strophanthuses. 1. any of various shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Strophanthus, of the dogbane family, chiefly of tropical Africa. 2. the ...

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