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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stress /ˈstrɛs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stress /ˈstrɛs/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stress n.
 1. Distress. [Obs.]
    Sad hersal of his heavy stress.   --Spenser.
 2. Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.
    The faculties of the mind are improved by exercise, yet they must not be put to a stress beyond their strength.   --Locke.
    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. “Consider how great a stress is laid upon this duty.” --Atterbury.
 To put stress upon, or To put to a stress, to strain.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stress v. t.
 1. To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties. [R.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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]
      v 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]
      3: test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!" [syn: try,