Definitions for stress

Definitions for (noun) stress

Main entry: emphasis, stress, accent

Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Usage: he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Main entry: stress

Definition: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

Usage: the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area

Main entry: stress, tenseness, tension

Definition: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

Usage: he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension; stress is a vasoconstrictor

Main entry: strain, stress

Definition: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

Usage: 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

Main entry: stress, focus

Definition: special emphasis attached to something

Usage: the stress was more on accuracy than on speed

Definitions for (verb) stress

Main entry: stress, accent, accentuate

Definition: put stress on; utter with an accent

Usage: In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Main entry: punctuate, accent, accentuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize

Definition: to stress, single out as important

Usage: Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Main entry: try, strain, stress

Definition: test the limits of

Usage: You are trying my patience!

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