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Definitions and Synonyms of shoulder | Another word for shoulder | What is shoulder?

Definition 1: a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shoulder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car pulled off onto the shoulder

Synonyms for shoulder in the sense of this definition

(shoulder is a kind of ...) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

"the edge of the leaf is wavy" "she sat on the edge of the bed" "the water's edge"

(... is a kind of shoulder ) a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)

(... is part of shoulder) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Definition 2: the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shoulder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform

(shoulder is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is part of shoulder) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 3: the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm - [noun denoting body]

(shoulder is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(shoulder is a part of ...) the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder

"they were up to their armpits in water"

(shoulder is a part of ...) either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms

(... is part of shoulder) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 4: a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for shoulder in the sense of this definition

(shoulder is a kind of ...) a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone

(shoulder is a part of ...) either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings

(shoulder is a part of ...) an artery that supplies the shoulder joint and shoulder muscles

(shoulder is a part of ...) an artery that serves the muscles of the shoulder and scapular area

(shoulder is a part of ...) a supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move

(... is part of shoulder) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 5: a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg - [noun denoting food]

(shoulder is a kind of ...) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

(... is part of shoulder) the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

Definition 6: push with the shoulders - [verb of contact]

Samples where shoulder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He shouldered his way into the crowd

(shoulder is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 7: carry a burden, either real or metaphoric - [verb of contact]

Samples where shoulder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoulder the burden

(shoulder is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

Definition 8: lift onto one's shoulders - [verb of contact]

(shoulder is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

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