Definitions for: Striking

[n] the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
[n] the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
[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"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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