A past participle of strike.
1. Struck or wounded, as by a projectile.
a. Affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion.
b. Incapacitated; disabled.
3. Having the contents made even with the top of a measuring device or container; level: a stricken measure of flour.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.