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Synonyms for shoulder
ˈʃoʊl dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shouldernoun

    the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

    articulatio humeri, berm, shoulder joint

  2. shouldernoun

    a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

    articulatio humeri, berm, shoulder joint

  3. shoulder, shoulder joint, articulatio humerinoun

    a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

    articulatio humeri, berm, shoulder joint

  4. shouldernoun

    the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder

    "an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform"

    articulatio humeri, berm, shoulder joint

  5. shoulder, bermverb

    a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

    "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"

    articulatio humeri, berm, shoulder joint

  6. shoulderverb

    lift onto one's shoulders

  7. shoulderverb

    push with the shoulders

    "He shouldered his way into the crowd"

  8. shoulderverb

    carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

    "shoulder the burden"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shouldernoun

    projection, protuberance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shouldernoun

    Associated words:
    epaulet, shrug, espauliere, scapular, scapulary, baldric, infrascapular, omagra

  2. shoulderverb

    jostle, push, assume, bear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shoulder":

    assume, shoulders, bear, elbow, take, side

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How to use shoulder in a sentence?

  1. Ashraf Ghani:

    You stood shoulder to shoulder with us and I'd like to say, 'thank you.' I would also like to thank the American taxpayer for his and her hard-earned dollars.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear the phrases like "Universe sending messages" or "Serendipity" whenever people describe an unexpected life-changing event, or an invention that happened unexpectedly as a totally unintended consequence of otherwise normal course of actions. As a Scientist, I do think that no new invention happens by either best design of experiments or coincidental chance taken alone. A deeper analysis always reveals that any notable invention is often the result of a synergistic meeting of statistical probability with well planned strategy, i. e. it's a combination of uncertainty with certainty that occurs at right time in right place. As Louis Pasteur said it correctly, Chance always favors only the prepared mind. So in my view, you must keep your mind alert, sharp and well prepared at all times while working on your goals, because you never know when Serendipity would visit you, or when Universe would tap on your shoulder to give you the serendipitous signs. Only your prepared mind would enable you to welcome wonderful Serendipity in your life, and understand the subtle signs sent to you by Universe.

  3. Paul Azinger:

    His responsibility I feel is (to) create an environment where those guys can be successful, i hope they've really got a nice big chip on their shoulder after what happened to them (last year). America have to do something not to get throttled.

  4. Paul George:

    Four days ago I couldnt even lift my shoulder, then fast forward to today this is the first day Ive even shot the ball, so for me its just rhythm.

  5. John Oliver:

    What became clear was that the diocese was not going to be able to continue to carry out its spiritual, charitable and educational missions if it were to continue to shoulder the increasingly heavy burden of litigation expenses associated with these cases.

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