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Meaning of SHOULDER

Pronunciation:  'showldur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  2. [n]  the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  3. [n]  a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  4. [n]  a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal
  5. [v]  push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
  6. [v]  carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"
  7. [v]  lift onto one's shoulders

SHOULDER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: articulatio humeri, shoulder joint
 See Also: armpit, arteria circumflexa humeri, arteria circumflexa scapulae, articulatio spheroidea, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa, ball-and-socket joint, body, body part, bring up, carry, chuck, circumflex humeral artery, circumflex scapular artery, cotyloid joint, cut of beef, edge, elevate, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, get up, hard shoulder, lift, margin, raise, road, rotator cuff, route, scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone, spheroid joint, teres, teres muscle, thrust, torso, transport, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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
       shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and
       muscles about that joint.
    2. 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.
             Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
             bore The gates of Azza.               --Milton.
             Adown her shoulders fell her length of hair.
    3. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
             In thy shoulder do I build my seat.   --Shak.
    4. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance
       or projection from the body of a thing.
             The north western shoulder of the mountain. --Sir W.
    5. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an
       animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.
    6. (Fort.) The angle of a bastion included between the face
       and flank. See Illust. of {Bastion}.
    7. 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.
    {Shoulder belt}, a belt that passes across the shoulder.
    {Shoulder blade} (Anat.), the flat bone of the shoulder, to
       which the humerus is articulated; the scapula.
    {Shoulder block} (Naut.), a block with a projection, or
       shoulder, near the upper end, so that it can rest against
       a spar without jamming the rope.
    {Shoulder clapper}, one who claps another on the shoulder, or
       who uses great familiarity. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Shoulder girdle}. (Anat.) See {Pectoral girdle}, under
    {Shoulder knot}, an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on
       the shoulder; a kind of epaulet or braided ornament worn
       as part of a military uniform.
    {Shoulder-of-mutton sail} (Naut.), a triangular sail carried
       on a boat's mast; -- so called from its shape.
    {Shoulder slip}, dislocation of the shoulder, or of the
       humerous. --Swift.
    {Shoulder strap}, a strap worn on or over the shoulder.
       Specifically (Mil. & Naval), a narrow strap worn on the
       shoulder of a commissioned officer, indicating, by a
       suitable device, the rank he holds in the service. See
       Illust. in App.
  3. \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.
             As they the earth would shoulder from her seat.
             Around her numberless the rabble flowed, Shouldering
             each other, crowding for a view.      --Rowe.
    2. 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.
             As if Hercules Or burly Atlas shouldered up their
             state.                                --Marston.
    {Right shoulder arms} (Mil.), a position in the Manual of
       Arms which the piece is placed on the right shoulder, with
       the lock plate up, and the muzzle elevated and inclined to
       the left, and held as in the illustration.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The shoulder is the juncture connecting the arm and the trunk, part of the upper limb.