Definition of Thrust

1. Noun. The force used in pushing. "The thrust of the jet engines"

Exact synonyms: Push
Generic synonyms: Force
Derivative terms: Push, Push

2. Verb. Push forcefully. "He thrust his chin forward"
Specialized synonyms: Dig, Jab, Poke, Prod, Stab, Jab, Stab, Shoulder, Boost, Drive, Force, Ram, Pound, Ram, Ram Down, Punch, Dig
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Also: Thrust Ahead

3. Noun. A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument. "One strong stab to the heart killed him"
Exact synonyms: Knife Thrust, Stab
Generic synonyms: Blow
Specialized synonyms: Lunge, Passado, Straight Thrust, Remise
Derivative terms: Stab, Stab

4. Verb. Press or force. "They thrust the books into the box"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
Exact synonyms: Shove, Squeeze, Stuff
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Shove

5. Noun. The act of applying force to propel something. "After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
Exact synonyms: Drive, Driving Force
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Firewall, Impetus, Impulse, Impulsion
Derivative terms: Drive

6. Verb. Make a thrusting forward movement.
Exact synonyms: Hurl, Hurtle, Lunge
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Dart, Riposte
Derivative terms: Hurl, Lunge, Lunger, Thruster, Thrusting

7. Noun. Verbal criticism. "He enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
Generic synonyms: Criticism, Unfavorable Judgment

8. Verb. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably. "She forced her diet fads on him"
Exact synonyms: Force
Specialized synonyms: Stick, Sting
Generic synonyms: Compel, Obligate, Oblige
Derivative terms: Force, Force

9. Noun. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow). "He made a thrusting motion with his fist"
Exact synonyms: Jab, Jabbing, Poke, Poking, Thrusting
Generic synonyms: Gesture
Derivative terms: Jab, Jab, Poke, Poke, Poke

10. Verb. Penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.
Exact synonyms: Pierce
Generic synonyms: Penetrate, Perforate
Specialized synonyms: Stick, Stick, Peg, Center Punch, Empale, Impale, Spike, Transfix, Horn, Tusk, Gore, Lance

11. Verb. Force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock.
Category relationships: Geology
Related verbs: Push Up

12. Verb. Push upward. "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
Exact synonyms: Push Up
Generic synonyms: Jut, Jut Out, Project, Protrude, Stick Out

13. Verb. Place or put with great energy. "Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
Exact synonyms: Throw
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Specialized synonyms: Pop
Derivative terms: Throw

Definition of Thrust

1. n. & v. Thrist.

2. v. t. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.

3. v. i. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.

4. n. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a term of fencing.

Definition of Thrust

1. Noun. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point. ¹

2. Noun. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.) ¹

3. Noun. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) The primary effort; the goal. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To make advance with force. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To force something upon someone. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully. ¹

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Definition of Thrust

1. to push forcibly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Thrust

1. 1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; a word much used as a term of fencing. "[Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues, And often reaches, and his thrusts renews." (Dryden) 2. An attack; an assault. "One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism." (Dr. H. More) 3., a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them. 4. The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight. Thrust bearing, a bearing arranged to receive the thrust or endwise pressure of the screw shaft. Thrust plane, the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault. Synonym: Push, shove, assault, attack. Thrust, Push, Shove. Push and shove usually imply the application of force by a body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust, often, but not always, implies the impulse or application of force by a body which is in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrust

thrush fungus
thrush nightingale
thrush nightingales
thrust (current term)
thrust ahead
thrust bearing
thrust fault
thrust load
thrust out
thrust reverser
thrust stage

Literary usage of Thrust

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Marine Engineering: : Comprising the Designing, Construction and by Albert Edward Seaton (1890)
"79), and if we were to draw a line through the intersection parallel to the base, the height which would be thus cut off from the thrust ordinates would ..."

2. Mechanics: An Elementary Text-book, Theoretical and Practical, for Colleges by Richard Glazebrook (1895)
"Resultant vertical thrust on a body totally immersed. In the previous Section we have considered the resultant vertical thrust ..."

3. Handbook of Ship Calculations, Construction and Operation: A Book of by Charles Haynes Hughes (1917)
"thrust Bearing.—Directly aft of the crank shaft is the thrust shaft and its bearing, the object of which is to prevent fore and aft movement of the shafting ..."

4. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"For diam. of thrust collars see "thrust shaft," p. 874. In this type of bearing the effective area of the thrust shoe is only about 70 per cent of the ..."

5. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1909)
"LINE OF PRESSURE Having determined the thrust and moment at the crown, the line of pressure may be drawn as shown in folding Fig. 181, opposite page 581, ..."

6. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Therefore, whatever is thrust Into the worship of God that is not agreeable to divine revelation, cannot be done but by a human faith, which faith will not ..."

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