shoulder

  • 1 Shoulder — Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shoulder — [shōl′dər] n. [ME schuldere < OE sculdor, akin to Ger schulter < IE * skḷdhrā, shoulder blade used as a spade < base * (s)kel , to cut > SHELL, SHILLING, SKULL] 1. a) the joint connecting the arm or forelimb with the body b) the part… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 shoulder — ► NOUN 1) the joint between the upper arm or forelimb and the main part of the body. 2) a joint of meat from the upper foreleg and shoulder blade of an animal. 3) a part of something resembling a shoulder, in particular a point at which a steep… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Shoulder — Shoul der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouldering}.] 1. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle. [1913 Webster] As they the earth would shoulder from her seat. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Around… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 shoulder — O.E. sculdor, from W.Gmc. *skuldro (Cf. M.Du. scouder, Du. schouder, O.Fris. skoldere, M.L.G. scholder, O.H.G. scultra, Ger. Schulter), of unknown origin, perhaps related to SHIELD (Cf. shield). Meaning edge of the road is attested from 1933. The …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Shoulder — Shoul der, v. i. 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. A yoke of the great sulky white bullocks . . . came shouldering along together. Kipling.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 shoulder — [v1] be responsible for accept, assume, bear, carry, take on, take upon oneself; concept 23 Ant. deny, refuse shoulder [v2] push, jostle bulldoze*, elbow, hustle, nudge, press, push aside, shove, thrust; concept 208 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 shoulder — index assume (undertake), bear (support), bolster, maintain (sustain), underwrite Burton s Legal …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Shoulder — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = articulatio humeri GraySubject = 81 GrayPage = 313 Caption = Diagram of the human shoulder joint Caption2 = Capsule of shoulder joint (distended). Anterior aspect. Width = 300 Precursor = System = Artery =… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 shoulder — shoul|der1 W2S2 [ˈʃəuldə US ˈʃouldər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body part)¦ 2¦(clothes)¦ 3¦(meat)¦ 4 be looking over your shoulder 5 6 shoulder to shoulder 7 on somebody s shoulders 8 put your shoulder to the wheel 9¦(road side)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 shoulder — [[t]ʃo͟ʊldə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ shoulders, shouldering, shouldered 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your shoulders are between your neck and the tops of your arms. She led him to an armchair, with her arm round his shoulder... He glanced over his shoulder and saw… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 shoulder — n. & v. n. 1 a the part of the body at which the arm, foreleg, or wing is attached. b (in full shoulder joint) the end of the upper arm joining with the collar bone and blade bone. c either of the two projections below the neck from which the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 shoulder — /shohl deuhr/, n. 1. the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk. 2. Usually, shoulders. these two parts together… …

    Universalium

  • 14 shoulder — shoul|der1 [ ʃouldər ] noun *** 1. ) count one of the two parts of your body between your neck and the top of your arms: She injured her shoulder in the accident. shrug your shoulders (=move them quickly up then down): Most people would have… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 shoulder — 1 noun (C) 1 BODY PART one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm is connected: Put a shawl around your shoulders in case you get cold. | shrug your shoulders (=raise them to show that you do not know something or do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 shoulder — I UK [ˈʃəʊldə(r)] / US [ˈʃoʊldər] noun Word forms shoulder : singular shoulder plural shoulders *** 1) a) [countable] one of the two parts of your body between your neck and the top of your arms She injured her shoulder in the accident. shrug… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 shoulder — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ dislocated, fractured, frozen, injured, sore, wounded ▪ His frozen shoulder has stopped him from playing tennis …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 shoulder — I n. 1) to shrug one s shoulders 2) to square one s shoulders 3) broad, square shoulders 4) (misc.) shoulder to shoulder (to work shoulder to shoulder) ( to work closely together ); to give smb. a cold shoulder ( to be unfriendly to smb. ); to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 shoulder — /ˈʃoʊldə / (say shohlduh) noun 1. either of two corresponding parts of the human body, situated at the top of the trunk and extending respectively from the right side and left side of the neck to the upper joint of the corresponding arm. 2.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 shoulder — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. scapula; projection, abutment. See angularity, convexity. v. assume, bear, carry; sustain, maintain, support; jostle, poke (see impulse). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Juncture of the fore leg or arm and… …

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