Definitions of shoulder

  1. To push with or as with the shoulder.
  2. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To push with the shoulder or violently: to take upon the shoulder.
  6. To push with the shoulder; take upon the shoulder.
  7. 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.
  8. To push or make one's way by using the shoulders.
  9. push with the shoulders; " He shouldered his way into the crowd"
  10. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; " shoulder the burden"
  11. To push with the shoulder or with violence; to take upon the shoulder. Shoulder of mutton sail, a triangular sail.
  12. To push or thrust with violence; to take upon the shoulder.
  13. The upper part of the back; the which elevates and sustains.
  14. a ball- and- socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  15. edge of land ( usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  16. the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  17. 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.
  18. Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
  19. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.
  20. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.
  21. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Joint connecting the arm or fore- leg with the body.
  27. The joint connecting the arm or fore limb with the body.
  28. An enlargement or projection.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
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