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Definitions of shoulder

  1. a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lift onto one's shoulders Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To push with the shoulder; to make one's way, as through a crowd, by using the shoulders; to move swaying the shoulders from side to side. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; - often used in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The projecting part of the human body between the neck and the place where the arm joins the trunk; in animals, the fore quarter; that which resembles a shoulder; a prominence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To take upon the shoulder; assume the responsibility of; as, to shoulder a burden; to push with, or as with, the shoulders; as, to shoulder one's way. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To push or make one's way by using the shoulders. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The lateral portion of the scapular region, where the scapula joins with the clavicle and humerus and is covered by the rounded mass of the deltoid. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. Upper portion of body from sides of which arms extend. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  24. The joint which connects the human arm or the foreleg of a quadruped with the body: the flesh and muscles about the shoulder: the upper joint of the foreleg of an animal cut for market: a prominence: (fig.) that which sustains. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To push with the shoulder or violently: to take upon the shoulder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Joint connecting the arm or fore-leg with the body. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To push with the shoulder; take upon the shoulder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To take upon the shoulder; sustain; bear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To push with or as with the shoulder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The joint connecting the arm or fore limb with the body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. An enlargement or projection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The upper part of the back; the which elevates and sustains. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. The joint, or parts about the joints, by which the arm of a man or the foreleg of a quadruped is connected with the body; the upper joint of the foreleg of an animal cut for the market; anything resembling a shoulder; a prominence; the angle of a bastion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To push with the shoulder or with violence; to take upon the shoulder. Shoulder of mutton sail, a triangular sail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. The joint connecting the human arm to the body, or the fore leg of a quadruped; anything resembling the shoulder; a prominence; sustaining power; support; strength. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To push or thrust with violence; to take upon the shoulder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; -- often used in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; often used in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  39. sh[=o]l'd[.e]r, n. the part of the trunk between the neck and the free portion of the arm or fore-limb, the region about the scapula: the upper joint of the foreleg of an animal cut for market: anything resembling the shoulder, a rising part, a prominence: that which sustains, support, the whole might or effort: the whole angle of a bastion between the face and flank.--v.t. to push with the shoulder or violently: to take upon the shoulder: to fashion with a shoulder or abutment.--v.i. to force one's way forward.--ns. SHOUL'DER-BELT, a belt that passes across the shoulder; SHOUL'DER-BLADE, the broad, flat, blade-like bone (scapula) of the shoulder; SHOUL'DER-BLOCK, a pulley-block left nearly square at the upper end and cut away towards the sheave; SHOUL'DER-BONE, the humerus, shoulder-blade; SHOUL'DER-CLAP'PER (Shak.), one who claps another on the shoulder or uses great familiarity, a bailiff.--adj. SHOUL'DERED, having shoulders of a specified kind.--ns. SHOUL'DER-KNOT, a knot worn as an ornament on the shoulder, now confined to servants in livery; SHOUL'DER-PIECE, a strap passing over the shoulder and joining the front and back part of a garment; SHOUL'DER-SLIP, a sprain of the shoulder.--adjs. SHOUL'DER-SLIPPED, SHOUL'DER-SHOT'TEN (Shak.), having the shoulder-joint dislocated.--n. SHOUL'DER-STRAP, a strap worn on or over the shoulder: (U.S.) a narrow strap of cloth edged with gold-lace worn on the shoulder to indicate military and naval rank.--SHOULDER-OF-MUTTON SAIL, a kind of triangular sail of peculiar form, used mostly in boats, very handy and safe, particularly as a mizzen; SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, with hearty and united action or effort.--GIVE, SHOW, or TURN THE COLD SHOULDER (see COLD); PUT, or SET, ONE'S SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL, to give personal help heartily; WITH ONE SHOULDER, with one consent. [A.S. sculder, sculdor; Ger. schulter, Dut. schouder.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Humerus-s Blade, Scapula- s. Bone, Humerus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  41. Part of body at which arm or foreleg or wing is attached, either lateral projection below or behind neck, (also s.-joint) combination of end of upper arm with those of collarbone& blade-bone, (pl.) upper part of back, (pl.) body regarded as bearing burdens, (of slaughtered animal) foreleg with parts usu. kept with it in dismembering, (head& ss.; dislocate one\'s s.; s. to s., with closed ranks or united effort; has broad ss., is strong, can bear much weight or responsibility; put, set, s. to wheel, make effort; s.-of-mutton sail, triangular fore-&-aft sail with point upward; cold s.; cold -s. v.t.; lay the blame, burden, &c., on the right ss.); part of mountain, bottle, tool, &c., projecting like human s.; (Mil.) position of soldier who has shouldered arms (see vb); s.-belt, baldric, bandolier, or other band passing over one s. & under opposite arm; s.-blade, either large flat bone of upper back, scapula; s.-brace, contrivance for flattening round back of child &c.; s.-knot, of ribbon or metal lace worn on s. by livery servant; s.- pegged of horse, stiff in ss.; s.-strap, band from s.-tip to neck in soldier\'s uniform, keeping s.- belts in place& bearing name or number of regiment &c.; hence (-) shouldered a. (Vb) push (t. & i.) with s., jostle, make way thus; take (burden lit. or fig.) on one\'s ss.; (Mil.) s. arms, hold rifle vertical supported by right hand at lock. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. The junction of the arm and trunk, and of clavicle and scapula. American pocket medical dictionary.
  43. The prominence of the articulation of the cephalic limb with the trunk, constituted chiefly by the clavicle, the scapula, and the head of the humerus; also any similar prominence. [Ang-Sax.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. n. [Anglo Saxon] The joint by which the arm of a human being, or the fore leg of a quadruped, is connected with the body;—the flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder-joint; the upper part of the back;—that which supports or sustains; support;—that which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projecting appendage from the body of a thing;-the fore leg of an animal dressed for market. Cabinet Dictionary

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