HyperDic: stress

English > 8 senses of the word stress:
NOUNcommunicationstress, emphasis, accentthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
statestress, tension, tenseness(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
statestress, focusspecial emphasis attached to something
statestress, straindifficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
phenomenonstress(physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
VERBcommunicationstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateto stress, single out as important
communicationstress, accent, accentuateput stress on
emotionstress, try, straintest the limits of
stress > pronunciation
Soundsstreh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > stress: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).
Example"he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
Synonymsemphasis, accent
NarroweraccentuationThe use or application of an accent
sentence stressThe distribution of stresses within a sentence
tonic accent, pitch accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
word stress, word accentThe distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
Broaderprosody, inflectionThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Spanishacento, acentuación, énfasis, tilde
Catalanaccent, accentuació, èmfasi
Verbsstressput stress on
English > stress: 8 senses > noun 2, state
Meaning(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.
Example "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
Synonymstension, tenseness
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerbreaking point(psychology) stress / stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial
yipsnervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts)
Broaderstrain, mental strain, nervous strain(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
Spanishagotamiento, estrés, fatiga, stress, tensión
Catalanesgotament, estrès, fatiga, tensió
Verbsstresstest the limits of
English > stress: 8 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningSpecial emphasis attached to something.
Example"the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
Synonymfocus
Broaderemphasis, accentSpecial importance or significance / significance
Spanishénfasis
Catalanfocus
Verbsstressto stress, single out as important
English > stress: 8 senses > noun 4, state
Meaningdifficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
Examples
  • "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
Synonymstrain
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishestrés, tensión
Catalantensió
Verbsstresstest the limits of
English > stress: 8 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) force that produces strain on a physical body.
Example"the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerbreaking pointThe degree of tension or stress at which something breaks / breaks / breaks / breaks / breaks
tension(physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Spanishtensión
Catalantensió
English > stress: 8 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsemphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
Narrowerbackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
bear downpay special attention to
bring out, set offdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast
drive home, ram home, press homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
point upemphasize, especially by identification
re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew
topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseGive extra weight to (a communication)
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishacentuar, enfatizar, puntuar, recalcar, remarcar, resaltar, subrayar
Catalanaccentuar, emfasitzar, emfatitzar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsstressspecial emphasis attached to something
English > stress: 8 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningput stress on; utter with an accent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsaccent, accentuate
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishacentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Catalanaccentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsstressthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
English > stress: 8 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningTest the limits of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstry, strain
Narrowerrackstretch to the limits / limits
BroaderafflictCause great unhappiness for
Spanishponer a prueba
Nounsstress(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
stressdifficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
stressorany agent that causes stress to an organism

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