stress, emphasis, accent(noun)
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
"he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
tension, tenseness, stress(noun)
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
"he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
special emphasis attached to something
"the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
"she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
(physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
"the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)
to stress, single out as important
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
stress, accent, accentuate(verb)
put stress on; utter with an accent
"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
try, strain, stress(verb)
test the limits of
"You are trying my patience!"
The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by u03C3
externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.
The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.
Some people put the stress on the first syllable of u201Ccontroversyu201D; others put it on the second.
Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
u201CEmphasisu201D is stressed on the first syllable, but u201Cemphaticu201D is stressed on the second.
To emphasise (words in speaking).
To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance
the force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress
force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, // 31-35
distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained
to press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties
to subject to stress, pressure, or strain
Origin: [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See Distress.]
In continuum mechanics, stress is a physical quantity that expresses the internal forces that neighboring particles of a continuous material exert on each other. For example, when a solid vertical bar is supporting a weight, each particle in the bar pulls on the particles immediately above and below it. When a liquid is under pressure, each particle gets pushed inwards by all the surrounding particles, and, in reaction, pushes them outwards. These macroscopic forces are actually the average of a very large number of intermolecular forces and collisions between the molecules in those particles. Stress inside a body may arise by various mechanisms, such as reaction to external forces applied to the bulk material or to its surface. Any strain of a solid material generates an internal elastic stress, analogous to the reaction force of a spring, that tends to restore the material to its original undeformed state. In liquids and gases, only deformations that change the volume generate persistent elastic stress. However, if the deformation is gradually changing with time, even in fluids there will usually be some viscous stress, opposing that change. Elastic and viscous stresses are usually combined under the name mechanical stress.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stres, n. force: pressure: urgency: strain: violence, as of the weather: the relative loudness or emphasis with which certain syllables are pronounced, accent: weight, importance: (mech.) force exerted in any direction or manner between two bodies—the greatest stress which a substance will bear without being torn asunder being its ultimate strength.—v.t. to constrain: lay stress on: to emphasise. [O. Fr. estrecir, from L. strictus, stringĕre, to draw tight.]
stres, n. distress: legal distraining.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
Force exercised upon a solid tending to distort it, or to produce a strain.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2716
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2611
Rank popularity for the word 'stress' in Nouns Frequency: #1070
Rank popularity for the word 'stress' in Verbs Frequency: #452
The numerical value of stress in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Translations for stress
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tensió, estressar, èmfasi, estrès, accentCatalan, Valencian
- stresse, stressDanish
- betonen, Stress, Betonung, Spannung, beanspruchen, stressenGerman
- δύναμη, τονίζω, τονισμός, έμφασηGreek
- tensionar, estrés, enfatizar, tensar, estresar, énfasis, tensión, acento, acentuarSpanish
- فشار, دلهرهPersian
- rasitus, painotus, kuormitus, painottaa, jännittää, stressata, stressi, jännitysFinnish
- stresser, tension, stress, emphaser, soulignerFrench
- béim ghutha, aiceannIrish
- cudromScottish Gaelic
- nyomaték, hangsúly, erő, nyomásHungarian
- stress, áhersla, streitaIcelandic
- accento, pressione, enfasi, tensione, stressItalian
- ストレス, 力説, 応力, 重きJapanese
- 강세를 넣다, 강조하다, 변형력을 주다, 스트레스, 강세, 강조, 변형력, 압박, 압박을 주다Korean
- spanning, zenuwenDutch
- emfaza, akcentować, nacisk, naprężenie, stresPolish
- tensão, estressePortuguese
- stres, încordare, tensiuneRomanian
- нажи́м, акце́нт, уси́лие, ударе́ние, напряже́ние, стресс, давле́ниеRussian
- spänning, betoningSwedish
- மன அழுத்தம்Tamil
- stres, sıkıntı, vurgulamak, altını çizmek, vurgu, tonlamaTurkish
- nhấn mạnhVietnamese
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