5 letter word starting with str

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stram verb t. To spring or recoil with violence., To dash down; to beat.
strap noun A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging., Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap., A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop., A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass., A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine., A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything., The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy., The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses., A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder., To beat or chastise with a strap., To fasten or bind with a strap., To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
straw verb t. To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow., A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease., The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw., Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.
stray adjective To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way., To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray., Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err., To cause to stray., Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep., Any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively., The act of wandering or going astray.
stree noun Straw.
strew verb t. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; — used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave., To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground., To spread abroad; to disseminate.
stria noun A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as, the striae, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier passing over it; the striae on the surface of a shell; a stria of nervous matter in the brain., A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like.
strid noun A narrow passage between precipitous rocks or banks, which looks as if it might be crossed at a stride., of Stride, of Stride
strip verb t. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark., To divest of clothing; to uncover., To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc., To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips., To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow., To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip., To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man’s back; to strip away all disguisses., To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped., To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped., To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action., To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; — said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged., To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves)., To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress., To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8., A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land., A trough for washing ore., The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
strix noun One of the flutings of a column.
strop noun A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3., To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor., A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
strow verb t. Same as Strew.
stroy verb i. To destroy.
strum verb t. & i. To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano.
strut verb t. To swell; to bulge out., To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity., The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk., In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof., Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; — the opposite of stay, and tie., To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3., Protuberant.