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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.


Synonymsberm


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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