Definitions of pressure

  1. exert pressure on someone through threats
  2. a force that compels; " the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
  3. the somatic sensation of pressure; " the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
  4. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
  5. Electro- motive force.
  6. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand.
  7. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.
  8. Affliction; distress; grievance.
  9. Urgency; as, the pressure of business.
  10. Impression; stamp; character impressed.
  11. The action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the upon a unit's area.
  12. A heavy bearing down or pushing against; force or weight acting against anything; a force which drives ahead; as, to work under pressure; burden; urgent or insistent demand; as, the pressure of work.
  13. Act of pressing: a squeezing: the state of being pressed: impulse: constraining force: that which presses or afflicts: difficulties: urgency: ( physics) the action of force on something resisting it.
  14. Act of pressing; state of being pressed; urgency; force.
  15. The act of pressing, or the state of being pressed; urgency; rush.
  16. The act of pressing; the state of being pressed; force of one body acting on another; a constraining force or impulse; anything which oppresses; straits, or the distress accruing; urgency; impression.
  17. The force of one body acting on another by weight only, or by the continued application of power; a constraining force or impulse; that which straitens; urgency; difficulties; an impression.
  18. Tension in plant tissue caused by the turgidity of the cells.