What does thrust mean?

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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 »

  1. truths

  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. Adrian Lamo:

    The decision was not one I decided to make, but was thrust upon me.

  2. Dr. Urooj Umer:

    Stormy situations mask the radiance of events and mold a person's soul coherent to their thrust....

  3. Shawn Sim:

    Designing and buildingSnowstormwas a great learning opportunity for us. The toughest part of this engineering challenge was ensuring a good thrust to weight ratio to allow the craft to lift a person into the air, at every stage of our design, we constantly had to balance and consider trade-offs between the types of materials, their characteristics and weight.

  4. Rachel Dolezal:

    I felt very isolated with my identity virtually my entire life, that nobody really got it and that I really didn't have the personal agency to express it, i kind of imagined that maybe at some point (I'd have to) own it publicly and discuss this kind of complexity. (But) I wasn't expecting it to be thrust upon me right now.

  5. Joseph Heller:

    Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

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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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