What is striking?

  • (noun): The physical coming together of two or more things.
    Synonyms: contact, impinging
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on striking:

Striking-partnership
... Striking-partnership is a term used in European football (soccer) referring to a partnership between the strikers of a football team ... Striking-partnerships' success is often measured in goals ...
Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic - Structure - Striking Fleet Atlantic
... The Commander Striking Fleet Atlantic (COMSTRIKFLTLANT) was the major subordinate at-sea commander for SACLANT ... The primary mission of Striking Fleet Atlantic was to deter aggression by maintaining maritime superiority in the Atlantic AOR and ensuring the integrity of NATO's sea ... Its main striking force was the Carrier Striking Force (seemingly Task Force 401), consisting of Carrier Striking Groups One and Two ...
Striking At The Roots
... Striking at the Roots A Practical Guide to Animal Activism is a non-fiction book by Mark Hawthorne that examines a number of strategies for animal activism in ... are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Thoreau's phrase "striking at the root" may be an allusion to Matthew 310 -- "And now also the axe is laid unto ...
Seattle Mariners Minor League Players - Anthony Fernandez
... He pitched both 2007 and 2008 with the DSL Mariners, pitching 5-6 with a 3.89 ERA while striking out 63 in 74 innings ... with the AZL Mariners, pitching 5-3 with a 3.40 ERA in 13 games while striking out 53 in 53 innings ... He pitched 2010 with Low-A Everett, going 8-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 15 starts while striking out 69 in 83.1 innings ...
Santos Hernández
... season, made 32 relief appearances, going 5-7 with a 3.75 ERA, striking out 48 batters in 48 innings of work ... in 1995, going 5-8 with a 2.66 ERA in 44 relief appearances, striking out 85 batters in 641⁄3 innings. 3-3 record, 35 saves and a 1.89 ERA in 61 relief appearances, striking out 79 batters and allowing only 39 hits in 662⁄3 innings ...

More definitions of "striking":

  • (adj): Sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect.
    Example: "His striking good looks always created a sensation"
    Synonyms: dramatic, spectacular
  • (adj): Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention.
    Example: "A striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
    Synonyms: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular
  • (noun): The act of contacting one thing with another.
    Synonyms: hit, hitting

Famous quotes containing the word striking:

    What is most striking in the Maine wilderness is the continuousness of the forest, with fewer open intervals or glades than you had imagined. Except the few burnt lands, the narrow intervals on the rivers, the bare tops of the high mountains, and the lakes and streams, the forest is uninterrupted.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is the intermixing of different genres.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The prostitute is the scapegoat for everyone’s sins, and few people care whether she is justly treated or not. Good people have spent thousands of pounds in efforts to reform her, poets have written about her, essayists and orators have made her the subject of some of their most striking rhetoric; perhaps no class of people has been so much abused, and alternatively sentimentalized over as prostitutes have been but one thing they have never yet had, and that is simple legal justice.
    —Alison Neilans. “Justice for the Prostitute—Lady Astor’s Bill,” Equal Rights (September 19, 1925)