(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: body

2. a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

Definition categories: food, cut

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

Definition categories: body, enarthrosis

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

- an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform

Definition categories: man–made

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

- the car pulled off onto the shoulder

Similar word(s): berm

Definition categories: man–made, edge

Sentences with shoulder as a noun:

- The parrot was sitting on Steve's shoulder.

- He stopped the car on the shoulder of the highway to change the flat tire.


1. lift onto one's shoulders

Definition categories: contact, elevate, lift, raise

2. push with the shoulders

- He shouldered his way into the crowd

Definition categories: contact, thrust

3. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

- shoulder the burden

Definition categories: contact, carry, transport

Sentences with shoulder as a verb:

- shoulder the blame