Associations to the word «Stress»


STRESS, noun. (Biology) A physical, chemical, infective agent agressing an organism.
STRESS, noun. (Biology) Agression of an organism resulting in a response in an attempt to restore previous conditions.
STRESS, noun. (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
STRESS, noun. (countable) (physics) Force externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
STRESS, noun. (uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
STRESS, noun. (uncountable) (phonetics) The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.
STRESS, noun. (uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
STRESS, noun. (uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
STRESS, noun. Obsolete form of distress.
STRESS, noun. (Scotland) (legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
STRESS, verb. To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
STRESS, verb. To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
STRESS, verb. (informal) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
STRESS, verb. To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
STRESS, verb. To emphasise (words in speaking).
STRESS, verb. To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
STRESS BALL, noun. A small, malleable toy ball filled with soft material used to relieve muscle tension in one's palm and hand and alleviate general feelings of anxiety.
STRESS BALLS, noun. Plural of stress ball
STRESS FRACTURE, noun. A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.
STRESS FRACTURES, noun. Plural of stress fracture
STRESS FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) function that finds a more tractable method for the elasitic equations that describe the deformation of an elastic body subject only to boundary surface forces
STRESS FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of stress function
STRESS MARK, noun. (phonetics) A written mark to show which part of a word should be stressed
STRESS OUT, verb. (intransitive) To become stressed
STRESS OUT, verb. (transitive) To inflict stress on (someone).
STRESS PUPPY, noun. (informal) One who seemingly requires stress in order to function well, yet voices dissatisfaction over said stresses
STRESS TEST, noun. (medicine) A test of cardiac function after a standardized amount of exertion.
STRESS TEST, noun. Any test of function in response to stress.
STRESS TEST, noun. (banking) (finance) A test of an organization's ability to meet its financial obligations in adverse financial circumstances.
STRESS TESTS, noun. Plural of stress test

Dictionary definition

STRESS, noun. The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable".
STRESS, noun. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor".
STRESS, noun. Special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed".
STRESS, noun. 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.
STRESS, noun. (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area".
STRESS, verb. To stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet".
STRESS, verb. Put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word".
STRESS, verb. Test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King