(1) Narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
(2) The part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
(3) A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
(4) A cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal
Push with the shoulders
"He shouldered his way into the crowd"
Carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
"Shoulder the burden"
(7) Lift onto one's shoulders
- The joint between the arm and the torso, sometimes including the surrounding area.
- The parrot was sitting on Steve's shoulder.
- A part of a road where drivers may stop in an emergency; a hard shoulder (UK)
- He stopped the car on the shoulder of the highway to change the flat tire.
- To push (a person or thing) using one's shoulder.
- To carry (something) on one's shoulders.
- To accept responsibility for.
- shoulder the blame