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Definitions of stress

  1. To place emphasis on; to make emphatic; emphasize. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To accent; emphasize; subject to mechanical pressure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To subject to a strain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Distress. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, // 31-35. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To subject to stress, pressure, or strain. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Strain; pressure; as, the stress of circumstances; importance; significance; emphasis; force of utterance; as, the stress falls on the last syllable; mechanical pressure of any kind, such as a force that changes the shape or size of a body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Force: pressure; urgency: strain: violence, as of the weather: (mech.) force exerted in any direction or manner between two bodies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Strain; pressure; urgency; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Special weight, importance, or significance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Force exerted; strain; tension; compulsion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Force of voice; accent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Force; urgency; pressure; importance; that which bears most weight; with force; violence; strain; accent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Force; pressure; importance; urgency; force either acting or suffered; compulsion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for stress

  1. And yet he knew that with bad Dukes his country would be in worse stress than though she had none at all. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. She was younger, and the stress of life had only lately set its mark upon her. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
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