Synonyms of shoulder


1. shoulder, body part

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

2. shoulder, cut, cut of meat

usage: a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

3. shoulder, shoulder joint, articulatio humeri, ball-and-socket joint, spheroid joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, articulatio spheroidea

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

4. shoulder, cloth covering

usage: the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder; "an ornamental gold braid on the shoulder of his uniform"

5. shoulder, berm, edge

usage: a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"


1. shoulder, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up

usage: lift onto one's shoulders

2. shoulder, thrust

usage: push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"

3. shoulder, transport, carry

usage: carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"

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Definition and meaning of shoulder (Dictionary)