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English noun: shoulder

1. shoulder (body) the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part holonymarmpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa, teres, teres muscle

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

2. shoulder (food) a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

Part meronymchuck

3. shoulder (body) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

Synonymsarticulatio humeri, shoulder joint

Broader (hypernym)articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint

Part holonymarteria circumflexa humeri, arteria circumflexa scapulae, circumflex humeral artery, circumflex scapular artery, rotator cuff, scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

4. shoulder (artifact) the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder

SamplesAn ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform.

Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

Part meronymgarment

5. shoulder (artifact) a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

SamplesThe car pulled off onto the shoulder.


Broader (hypernym)edge

Narrower (hyponym)hard shoulder

Part meronymroad, route

English verb: shoulder

1. shoulder (contact) lift onto one's shoulders

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

2. shoulder (contact) push with the shoulders

SamplesHe shouldered his way into the crowd.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)thrust

3. shoulder (contact) carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

SamplesShoulder the burden.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carry, transport

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