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Definition of Shoulder

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place on the shoulder; take on an obligation, carry a burden, take on responsibility; pave the way, create a path
part of the body between the neck and the upper arm (in humans or animals); joint at the junction of the forelimb with the pectoral girdle; something which resembles a shoulder, anything that looks a shoulder in position or shape; area bordering a road; cut of meat that includes the upper part of the foreleg; (in tanning) portion of a hide that covers the shoulders and neck of the animal; part of a piece of clothing that covers the shoulder; (engineering) abrupt change in shape or diameter designed to bear thrust; (jewellery) sectopm of a ring where the shank joins the setting; (photography) portion of the characteristic curve of a photographic material that indictes the maximum density that can be produced on the material
Shoulder Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
umerus humerus
Glossary of Bookbinding Terms
See joint.
The right-angled groove formed in the back folds of the sections, into which the cover boards are placed.
Shoulder Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
  
(n.)
The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.
  
(n.)
That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.
  
(n.)
Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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 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. adown her shoulders fell her length of hair.
3. fig.: that which supports or sustains; support. in thy shoulder do i build my seat.
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. w. scott.
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.]
shoulder
girdle. (anat.) see pectoral girdle, under pectoral.
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.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
To harbour a grudge.
Origin
From the nineteenth century US practise of spoiling for a fight by carrying a chip of wood on one's shoulder, daring others to knock it off.
Origin
Used by, although probably not originated by, Isaac Newton, in a letter to his rival Robert Hooke, in 1676. 'If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.'
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Iar = n. that stretches over; a shoulder; the female of birds, a hen
Ysgwydd = n. a shoulder
Ysgwyddo = v. to shoulder
Australian Slang
grudge
insult
(amongst children) joking term for a bra
come into social contact
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
(hypernym) body part
(part-holonym) torso, trunk, body
(part-meronym) armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa
2. a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal
(hypernym) cut of beef
(part-holonym) chuck
3. a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
(synonym) shoulder joint, articulatio humeri
(hypernym) ball-and-socket joint, spheroid joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, articulatio spheroidea
(part-holonym) torso, trunk, body
(part-meronym) scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone
4. narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
(synonym) berm
(hypernym) edge, margin
(hyponym) hard shoulder
(part-holonym) road, route

Verb
1. lift onto one's shoulders
(hypernym) raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
(derivation) shoulder joint, articulatio humeri
2. push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
(hypernym) thrust
3. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"
(hypernym) transport, carry
Shoulder Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
An area adjacent to the edge of paved runways, taxiways, or aprons providing a transition between the pavement and the adjacent surface; support for aircraft running off the pavement; enhanced drainage; and blast protection. (FAA12)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Shoulder Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
BOMBING
 OVERT OPERATION
Shoulder Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing naked shoulders, foretells that happy changes will make you look upon the world in a different light than formerly.

To see your own shoulders appearing thin, denotes that you will depend upon the caprices of others for entertainment and pleasure.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Shoulder Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
(Make-Up) Flat surface at the extremities of rotary pins and boxes lying at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the connection. When pin and box are fully engaged, the shoulders are forced together and provide a seal which prevents leakage into or out of the connection.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. The outer edges of tread.
2. The outer edges of a road.
Shoulder Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone) as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. "Shoulder joint" typically refers to the glenohumeral joint, which is the major joint of the "shoulder," but can more broadly include the acromioclavicular joint. In human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the humerus attaches to the scapula, the head sitting in the glenoid fossa. The shoulder is the group of structures in the region of the joint.

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Shoulder Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary Of Windsurfing Terminology
The unbroken part of a breaking wave. (1) 
Shoulder Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
cigar terms
The area of a cigar where the cap meets the body. If you cut into the shoulder, the cigar will begin to unravel.
Shoulder Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
Area located at the base of the neck, formed by the scapula and the humerus. The angle of the shoulder usually is the same as that of the foreleg pastern. The more "laid back" the shoulder is, the further out the forelegs can reach, producing an even, rhythmic motion. The heavily muscled shoulder area is one of two regions on the horse's body (the other being the hindquarters) that a jockey is permitted to touch with a whip.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
tipan
English - Klingon
n. volchaH
Shoulder Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
portion; shoulder
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About