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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind. See Synonyms at noticeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of that which makes a strong impression
  • v. Present participle of strike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from strike, v.
  • adj. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Standing out prominently and conspicuously, so as strongly to impress the eye or the mind; prominent; notable; impressive; remarkable; surprising: as, a striking resemblance; a striking remark.
  • n. The removal of the center upon which an arch has been built. See striking-plate.
  • n. The propagation of plants by cuttings or slips.
  • n. The taking down of the cured tobacco-plant from the tiers for stripping. See stripping, 10.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
  • adj. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
  • n. the physical coming together of two or more things
  • n. the act of contacting one thing with another

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