Pronunciation: strĕs
Sad hersal of his heavy stress.
- Spenser.
2.Pressure, strain; - used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.
A body may as well lay too little as too much stress upon a dream.
- L'Estrange.
3.(Mech. & Physics) The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress.
Stress is the mutual action between portions of matter.
- Clerk Maxwell.
4.(Pron.) Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, 31-35.
5.(Scots Law) Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
Stress of voice
unusual exertion of the voice.
Stress of weather
constraint imposed by continued bad weather; as, to be driven back to port by stress of weather.
To lay stress upon
to attach great importance to; to emphasize.
To put stress upon
to strain.
- Atterbury.
v. t.1.To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties.
2.To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.
3.To subject to phonetic stress; to accent.
4.To place emphasis on; to make emphatic; emphasize.
Noun1.stress - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
Synonyms: accent, emphasis
2.stress - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
Synonyms: tenseness, tension
3.stress - (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.stress - special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
Synonyms: focus
5.stress - 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
Synonyms: strain
Verb1.stress - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2.stress - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
Synonyms: accent, accentuate
3.stress - test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
Synonyms: strain, try
STRESS - STRuctual Engineering Systems Solver.

A system for structural analysis problems in Civil Engineering. STRESS was superseded by STRUDL.

["STRESS: A User's Manual", S.J. Fenves et al, MIT Press 1964].

[Sammet 1969, p. 612].
To dream that you are under stress, is a reflection of the stress that you are experiencing in your waking life that has been carried over into your dream state. Even in your sleep, you may be unable to relax. The dream may call attention to setbacks, obstacles, self-doubts, criticism that you are facing in some waking situation or relationship. You need to take some leisure time off.Alexandrine, accentuation, ache, aching, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, ambivalence, ambivalence of impulse, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, anguish, annoyance, antispast, anxiety, arsis, assault, bacchius, bear, bear upon, bearing, beat, belabor, blight, blow, boost, buck, bull, bulldoze, bummer, bump, bump against, bunt, burden, butt, butt against, cadence, caesura, care, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, clutch, colon, concern, concernment, conflict, consequence, consequentiality, consideration, constraint, counterpoint, cram, cramp, cretic, crisis, cross, crowd, crunch, curse, cut, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, decompensation, diaeresis, difficulties, difficulty, dig, dimeter, dipody, distress, disturb, dochmiac, dolor, downer, drive, dwell on, elbow, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emergency, emotional shock, emphasis, epitrite, excellence, exigency, external frustration, feature, feminine caesura, focus on, foot, force, forcefulness, frustration, give emphasis to, goad, grief, harass, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, harp on, haul, head, heave, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, high order, high pressure, high rank, highlight, hurt, hurtle, hustle, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, imperativeness, import, impulse, impulsion, injury, insistence, interest, ionic, irk, irritation, italicize, jab, jam, jingle, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, lesion, level of stress, lilt, mark, masculine caesura, materiality, measure, mental shock, mental strain, merit, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron, molossus, moment, mora, movement, nasty blow, nervous strain, nervous tension, note, nudge, numbers, overaccentuate, overemphasize, overexert, overexertion, overextend, overextension, overstrain, overstress, overtax, overtaxing, paeon, pain, pang, paramountcy, passion, pentameter, pentapody, period, pile drive, pinch, place emphasis on, play up, plight, point up, poke, precedence, predicament, preeminence, pressure, primacy, primary stress, priority, proceleusmatic, prod, prominence, prosodics, prosody, psychological stress, pull, punch, punctuate, push, pyrrhic, quantity, rack, ram, ram down, rash impulse, rattle, rhythm, rhythmic pattern, rhythmical stress, rigor, rub in, run, run against, sea of troubles, secondary stress, self-importance, shake, shock, shoulder, shove, significance, sore, sore spot, spasm, spondee, spotlight, sprung rhythm, star, strain every nerve, straining, stress accent, stress and strain, stress of life, stress pattern, stressfulness, stretch, stroke, suffering, superiority, supremacy, sweat blood, swing, syzygy, tamp, tautness, tax, taxing, tender spot, tense, tenseness, tension, tertiary stress, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, throes, thrust, torque, torsion, trauma, traumatism, trial, tribrach, tribulation, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee, trouble, troubles, try, tug, underline, underscore, upset, urge, vale of tears, value, vicissitude, weak stress, worry, worth, wound, wrench
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-- Stress --
stress fracture
stress incontinence
stress mark
Stress of voice
Stress of weather
stress test
stress testing
Stress Ulcer
stress urinary incontinence
stretch along
stretch forth
stretch mark
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