from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of strike.
- adj. Struck or wounded, as by a projectile.
- adj. Affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion.
- adj. Incapacitated; disabled.
- adj. Having the contents made even with the top of a measuring device or container; level: a stricken measure of flour.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. struck by something.
- adj. disabled or incapacitated by something.
- adj. removed or rubbed out.
- adj. having its name removed from a country's naval register, e.g. the United States Naval Vessel Register.
- v. Past participle of strike
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Struck; smitten; wounded.
- Worn out; far gone; advanced. See Strike, v. t., 21.
- Whole; entire; -- said of the hour as marked by the striking of a clock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Struck; smitten: as, the stricken deer.
- Advanced; far gone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
- adj. grievously affected especially by disease
- adj. put out of action (by illness)
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A moment later they began to play the ethereal string tremolo that introduces "The Blue Danube," and as that first familiar phrase rose on the French horn, people rose to their feet in stricken silence.
Has freedom of speech been stricken from the constitution?
That answer was stricken from the record by the judge, Gerald I. Fisher, apparently because Arevalos had been in jail and did not have direct knowledge of what happened to the items.
There is a word I think that has been stricken from the conservative vocabulary.
Beer is always an excellent choice at a reasonable cost, although Bud Lite, Coors Lite and Millers Lite must be stricken from the grocery list.
Philadelphia, 13 February 1969, where she remained until 1 June 1973 when she was stricken from the Navy list.
It's not that the Offertory proper has been stricken from the Mass.
And with the sport stricken from the competition for 2012 by the International Olympic Committee, it would be at least eight years before anyone could begin a new streak.
… [W] e determine that the language of section 300 limiting the designation of marriage to a union “between a man and a woman” is unconstitutional and must be stricken from the statute, and that the remaining statutory language must be understood as making the designation of marriage available both to opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
JohnR, should his name be stricken from the list of competitors simply because he went on to serve America in two world wars?