What does shock mean?

Definitions for shock
ʃɒkshock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daze, shock, stupornoun

    the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

    "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"

  2. shock, impactnoun

    the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

    "the armies met in the shock of battle"

  3. electric shock, electrical shock, shocknoun

    a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body

    "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"

  4. shocknoun

    (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor

    "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"

  5. shock, seismic disturbancenoun

    an instance of agitation of the earth's crust

    "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

  6. shock, blownoun

    an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

    "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

  7. shocknoun

    a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field

    "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"

  8. shocknoun

    a bushy thick mass (especially hair)

    "he had an unruly shock of black hair"

  9. jolt, jar, jounce, shocknoun

    a sudden jarring impact

    "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

  10. shock absorber, shock, cushionverb

    a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

    "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

  11. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abackverb

    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

    "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

  12. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrageverb

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

  13. shockverb

    strike with horror or terror

    "The news of the bombing shocked her"

  14. shockverb

    collide violently

  15. shockverb

    collect or gather into shocks

    "shock grain"

  16. shockverb

    subject to electrical shocks

  17. traumatize, traumatise, shockverb

    inflict a trauma upon

Wiktionary

  1. shocknoun

    Sudden, heavy impact.

    The train hit the buffers with a great shock.

    Etymology: From schokken or choquer; both from schokken, from *, from skukkanan. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to skakanan, from (s)kAg'-; see shake. Cognate with schocken, scoc, schocken, skykkr, skykkjun, schiggen. More at shog.

  2. shocknoun

    An arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.

    Etymology: From schokken or choquer; both from schokken, from *, from skukkanan. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to skakanan, from (s)kAg'-; see shake. Cognate with schocken, scoc, schocken, skykkr, skykkjun, schiggen. More at shog.

  3. shockverb

    To cause to be emotionally shocked.

    The disaster shocked the world.

    Etymology: From schokken or choquer; both from schokken, from *, from skukkanan. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to skakanan, from (s)kAg'-; see shake. Cognate with schocken, scoc, schocken, skykkr, skykkjun, schiggen. More at shog.

  4. shockverb

    To give an electric shock.

    Etymology: From schokken or choquer; both from schokken, from *, from skukkanan. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to skakanan, from (s)kAg'-; see shake. Cognate with schocken, scoc, schocken, skykkr, skykkjun, schiggen. More at shog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shocknoun

    a pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  2. Shocknoun

    a lot consisting of sixty pieces; -- a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  3. Shockverb

    to collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  4. Shockverb

    to be occupied with making shocks

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  5. Shocknoun

    a quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  6. Shocknoun

    a sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  7. Shocknoun

    a sudden depression of the vital forces of the entire body, or of a port of it, marking some profound impression produced upon the nervous system, as by severe injury, overpowering emotion, or the like

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  8. Shocknoun

    the sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal system, of electricity from a charged body

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  9. Shock

    to give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  10. Shock

    to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  11. Shockverb

    to meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  12. Shocknoun

    a dog with long hair or shag; -- called also shockdog

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  13. Shocknoun

    a thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

  14. Shockadjective

    bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair

    Etymology: [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. 161. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]

Freebase

  1. Shock

    Circulatory shock, commonly known simply as shock, is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs due to inadequate substrate for aerobic cellular respiration. In the early stages this is generally an inadequate tissue level of oxygen. The typical signs of shock are low blood pressure, a rapid heartbeat and signs of poor end-organ perfusion or "decompensation/peripheral shut down". There are times that a person's blood pressure may remain stable, but may still be in circulatory shock, so it is not always a sign. Circulatory shock is not related to the emotional state of shock. Circulatory shock is a life-threatening medical emergency and one of the most common causes of death for critically ill people. Shock can have a variety of effects, all with similar outcomes, but all relate to a problem with the body's circulatory system. For example, shock may lead to hypoxemia or cardiac arrest. One of the key dangers of shock is that it progresses by a positive feedback mechanism. Once shock begins, it tends to make itself worse, so immediate treatment of shock is critical to the survival of the sufferer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shock

    shok, n. a violent shake: a sudden dashing of one thing against another: violent onset: an offence: a condition of prostration of voluntary and involuntary functions caused by trauma, a surgical operation, or excessive sudden emotional disturbance: (coll.) a sudden attack of paralysis, a stroke: an electrical stimulant to sensory nerves, &c.: any very strong emotion.—v.t. to shake by violence: to offend: to disgust: to dismay.—v.i. to collide with violence.—n. Shock′er (coll.), a very sensational tale.—adj. Shock′ing, offensive, repulsive.—adv. Shock′ingly.—n. Shock′ingness. [Prof. Skeat explains M. E. schokken, to shock, as from O. Fr. choc, a shock, choquer, to give a shock—Old High Ger. scoc, a shock, shaking movement. Cf. A.S. scóc, pa.t. of sceacan, to shake.]

  2. Shock

    shok, n. a heap or pile of sheaves of corn.—v.t. to make up into shocks or stooks.—n. Shock′er. [M. E. schokke—Old Dut. schocke.]

  3. Shock

    shok, n. a dog with long, shaggy hair: a mass of shaggy hair.—n. Shock′-dog, a rough-haired dog, a poodle.—adjs. Shock′-head, -ed, having a thick and bushy head of hair. [A variant of shag.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Shock

    A pathological condition that can suddenly affect the hemodynamic equilibrium, usually manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shock' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2487

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2743

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shock' in Nouns Frequency: #1021

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shock in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shock in a Sentence

  1. Davide Capello:

    I touched Davide Capello to see whether I was still in one piece as it was a massive shock, i then called the firemen straightaway and they were the ones who helped me first.

  2. Peter Navarro:

    We know statistically, based on our experience with the China trade shock in the 2000s, that unemployment creates more suicides, depression and drug abuse, but we also know this in this crisis, as we've basically locked down our hospitals for everything but Covid, women haven't been getting mammograms or cervical examinations for cancer. We haven't been able to do other procedures for the heart or the kidneys. And that's going to kill people as well.

  3. James Martin:

    This is a complete shock, it’s amazing how things work.

  4. Alastair Wilson:

    The direct impact might be limited because of Greece's limited trade links and lower financial market exposure to Greece in other euro area countries. But its exit could nevertheless cause a confidence shock and disrupt government debt markets.

  5. Bobby Smith:

    It was obvious it was a person lying on their back, when we circled, both arms came up. It was a shock.

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