What does thrust mean?

Definitions for thrust
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. push, thrustnoun

    the force used in pushing

    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrustnoun

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

  3. drive, thrust, driving forcenoun

    the act of applying force to propel something

    "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

  4. thrustnoun

    verbal criticism

    "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

  5. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrustingverb

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  6. thrustverb

    push forcefully

    "He thrust his chin forward"

  7. thrust, stuff, shove, squeezeverb

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

  8. lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrustverb

    make a thrusting forward movement

  9. force, thrustverb

    impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

    "She forced her diet fads on him"

  10. pierce, thrustverb

    penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

  11. thrustverb

    force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

  12. thrust, push upverb

    push upward

    "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"

  13. throw, thrustverb

    place or put with great energy

    "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

Wiktionary

  1. thrustnoun

    An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.

    Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  2. thrustnoun

    A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)

    The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  3. thrustnoun

    The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.

    Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  4. thrustnoun

    The primary effort; the goal.

    Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  5. thrustverb

    To make advance with force.

    We thrust at the enemy with our forces.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  6. thrustverb

    To force something upon someone.

    I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

  7. thrustverb

    To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

    He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

    Etymology: From þrysta.

Wikipedia

  1. Thrust

    Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton's third law. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system. The force applied on a surface in a direction perpendicular or normal to the surface is also called thrust. Force, and thus thrust, is measured using the International System of Units (SI) in newtons (symbol: N), and represents the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 meter per second per second. In mechanical engineering, force orthogonal to the main load (such as in parallel helical gears) is referred to as thrust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrust

    thrist

  2. Thrust

    of Thrust

  3. Thrustverb

    to push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument

  4. Thrustverb

    to stab; to pierce; -- usually with through

  5. Thrustverb

    to make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist

  6. Thrustverb

    to enter by pushing; to squeeze in

  7. Thrustverb

    to push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude

  8. Thrustnoun

    a violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a term of fencing

  9. Thrustnoun

    an attack; an assault

  10. Thrustnoun

    the force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them

  11. Thrustnoun

    the breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight

Freebase

  1. Thrust

    Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton's second and third laws. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system. The force applied on a surface in a direction perpendicular or normal to the surface is called thrust. In mechanical engineering, force orthogonal to the main load is referred to as thrust.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thrust

    thrust, v.t. to push or drive with force: to stab, pierce.—v.i. to make a push, esp. with a pointed weapon: to squeeze in: to intrude:—pa.t. and pa.p. thrust.—n. a stab: an assault: the horizontal outward pressure of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters, beams, &c. against the walls or bearings: the white whey, the last to be squeezed from the curd.—ns. Thrust′er; Thrust′-hoe, a hoe worked by pushing.—Thrust aside, to push away, to reject; Thrust off, to push away; Thrust on, to urge or impel; Thrust one's self into, to intrude; Thrust out, to drive out or away; Thrust through (Shak.), to pierce, to stab; Thrust to (Spens.), to rush upon; Thrust together, to compress; Thrust upon, to force upon. [Ice. thrýsta, to press.]

  2. Thrust

    thrust, v.i. (Spens.) to thirst.—n. thirst.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thrust

    The effort of a screw-propeller.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. thrust

    Hostile attack with any pointed weapon, as in fencing. When one party makes a push with his sword to wound his adversary with the point, it is called a thrust.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thrust' in Verbs Frequency: #883

Anagrams for thrust »

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  2. struth, 'struth

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrust in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of thrust in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.

  2. Luther Standing Bear:

    Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.

  3. Preet Bharara:

    I don't see what the privilege is here that prevents him from providing information that is lawfully and appropriately subpoenaed by these three different committees, rudy Giuliani and others in support of the President have gone on television day after day after day saying as the thrust of their argument here that the whistleblower relies on hearsay information, second hand information.

  4. Northrop Grumman:

    . The new strike bomber will start deploying in about a decade. The aircraft is expected to replace the nearly four-decades old B-1 as well as the legendary B-52 Stratofortress that has served the country for about six decades. Related : Marine Corps ' new helicopter completes Marine Corps ' new helicopter first flight This new bomber will be fully loaded with lots of technologies and next-gen innovations that are cloaked in secrecy. Marine Corps ' new helicopter may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses( EMPs) and still operate. What will Marine Corps ' new helicopter be like ? The military has kept details of the wish list for its new bomber classified. During the Super Bowl, Northrop Grumman’s ad featured a new aircraft shrouded in mystery – literally cloaked at one point. Some industry experts believe this was a representation of Northrop’s vision for the new mysterious bomber. B-2 We can look to the B-2 bomber, also made by Northrop Grumman, for an idea of what we might expect. The B-2 aircraft has been a mainstay for the military with The B-2 aircraft stealth long-range and big payload strike bomber capabilities. Related : Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated' last chance' gun system The B-2 Spirit Bomber carries a crew of two and took its first flight in 1989 and entered the operational fleet in 1993. The original B-2 fleet was 21 aircraft. The four 19,000-pound-thrust F118-GE engines give the B-2 its power, allowing it to fly more than 600 miles per hour. With a 172-foot wingspan, the B-2 can fly to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. B-2 is built for stealth. During the Cold War, it was designed to beat air defense systems, penetrating deep into Soviet Union airspace and deliver a nuclear bomb if necessary. Cold War design allows it to evade radar and makes it tough to detect. Instead of metal, the structure is made from advanced composites like resin-impregnated graphite fiber. Related : Meet' Viper' - the newest F-16 Fighter The aircraft can travel a very long range - to approximately 6,000 nautical miles. If the aircraft is refueled while in the air, then it can fly even farther - an additional 4,000 miles without landing. The B-2 Spirit Bomber can carry more than 40,000 pounds of nuclear or conventional munitions – that’s the kind of power that can dramatically change the battle space in one flight. The aircraft is designed to deliver these munitions precisely on target even in adverse weather conditions. Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri is home to the majority of the current B-2 fleet. The aircraft has deployed recently in combat in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Related : 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Since it was introduced more than 20 years ago, many advances have been incorporated to improve the B-2's lethality. The aircraft’s ability to receive updated target data while in the midst of a mission was also improved. Other upgrade programs improved the B-2’s capabilities to collect, process and then distribute battlefield data to teams throughout the world. The sleek B-2 has a unique flying wing design that supports its radar evasion and hard to detect design. The Super Bowl commercial showed a sort of bat wing shape, similar to B-2, but the specs of the new plane have remained secret. The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security, as the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing The Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.

  5. Nick Hague:

    We were violently shaken side to side, thrust back into our seats as the launch escape system ripped us away from the rocket, as all of that's happening, you're being shaken around, vision is blurry. I hear the alarm sounding and see the red light where the engine has had an emergency. I had the vivid realization we aren't making it to orbit today, we've been pulled off rocket and we have to land.

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Translations for thrust

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  • schieben, stoßenGerman
  • énfasis, envión, forzar, empuje, asestar, estocada, impulso, propulsarSpanish
  • sysätä, työntää, iskeäFinnish
  • estocade, poussée, propulserFrench
  • buail, stob, sparradhScottish Gaelic
  • taszítHungarian
  • հարվածArmenian
  • stoccata, spintaItalian
  • דחףHebrew
  • 刺す, 押す, 突く, 突きJapanese
  • រុញច្រាន, ដំណើរហក់Khmer
  • 돌격Korean
  • pūmuka, torohakiMāori
  • vooruitstuwen, steekDutch
  • støtNorwegian
  • estender, impulso, ímpeto, ataque, estocada, ênfase, empurrar, esticarPortuguese
  • împinge, împunge, bușiRomanian
  • наступать, толкнуть, удар, тяга, пихнуть, толкать, выпад, навязывать, пихать, уколRussian
  • mål, syfteSwedish
  • 推力Chinese

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