1 the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" [syn: emphasis, accent]
2 (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor" [syn: tension, tenseness]
3 (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
4 special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed" [syn: focus]
5 difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "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 [syn: strain]
1 to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet" [syn: emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate]
2 put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word" [syn: accent, accentuate]
- Rhymes: -ɛs
- In the context of "countable|physics": The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by σ
- In the context of "countable|physics": externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
- Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
- In the context of "uncountable|phonetics": The emphasis placed
on a syllable of a word.
- Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.
- Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
- Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
- Arabic: (ijhād)
- Chinese: 壓力, 压力 (yālì)
- Dutch: spanning
- Finnish: rasitus
- French: tension
- German: Spannung
- Greek: ένταση (é[n]dasi) , σφοδρότητα (sfoðrótita) , ισχύς (isçís)
- Hungarian: erő, nyomás
- Italian: tensione
- Japanese: ストレス (sutoresu)
- Korean: 압박 (apbak)
- Polish: naprężenie
- Portuguese: tensão
- Russian: напряжение (naprjažénije)
- Spanish: tensión
- Swedish: spänning
on a syllable
on a point in an argument
- To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
- To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
- To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
- “Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.
- To emphasise (words in speaking).
- To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
- I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
apply force to, causing strain
- German: beanspruchen
apply emotional pressure to
- German: stressen
emphasise (a syllable)
- German: betonen
emphasise (words in speaking)
emphasise (a point)
Stress may refer to:
- Stress (medicine), medical or psychological stress; types of medical stress include:
- Workplace stress, stress caused by employment
stress in German: Stress (Begriffsklärung)
stress in French: Stress (homonymie)
stress in Korean: 스트레스
stress in Icelandic: Streita
stress in Italian: Stress
stress in Hebrew: מאמץ
stress in Japanese: ストレス
stress in Slovak: Stres
stress in Ukrainian: Стрес
stress in Chinese: 壓力
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