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n 1: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of
2: 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
- R.J.Samuelson [syn: stress
3: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; “she
was humming an air from Beethoven”
, melodic line
, melodic phrase
4: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; “his
responsibilities were a constant strain”
; “the mental
strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for
[syn: mental strain
, nervous strain
5: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
“he experimented on a particular breed of white rats”
created a new strain of sheep”
6: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ
in trivial ways from similar groups; “a new strain of
7: a lineage or race of people [syn: breed
8: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in
swelling and pain
9: pervading note of an utterance; “I could follow the general
tenor of his argument”
10: an effortful attempt to attain a goal [syn: striving
11: an intense or violent exertion [syn: straining
12: the act of singing; “with a shout and a song they marched up
to the gates”
v 1: to exert much effort or energy; “straining our ears to hear”
2: test the limits of; “You are trying my patience!”
3: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; “He
really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro”
“Don't strain your mind too much”
4: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining
device to separate out coarser elements; “sift the flour”
5: make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; [syn: tense
] [ant: relax
6: stretch or force to the limit; “strain the rope”
7: remove by passing through a filter; “filter out the
, separate out
, filter out
8: rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender;
“puree the vegetables for the baby”
9: alter the shape of (something) by stress; “His body was
deformed by leprosy”
English → English
, n. [See Strene
1. Race; stock; generation; descent; family.
He is of a noble strain. --Shak.
With animals and plants a cross between different
varieties, or between individuals of the same
variety but of another strain, gives vigor and
fertility to the offspring. --Darwin.
2. Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
Intemperance and lust breed diseases, which,
propogated, spoil the strain of nation. --Tillotson.
3. Rank; a sort. “The common strain.”
4. (Hort.) A cultural subvariety that is only slightly
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(str[=a]n), v. i.
1. To make violent efforts. “Straining with too weak a
To build his fortune I will strain a little. --Shak.
2. To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through
a sandy soil.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strained
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OF. estraindre, estreindre, F. ['e]treindre,
L. stringere to draw or bind tight; probably akin to Gr. ? a
halter, ? that which is squeezwd out, a drop, or perhaps to
E. strike. Cf. Strangle
, a. Stress
1. To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to
stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a
ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument. “To
strain his fetters with a stricter care.”
2. (Mech.) To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of
form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.
3. To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.
Strains his young nerves. --Shak.
They strain their warbling throats
To welcome in the spring. --Dryden.
4. To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in
the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in
order to convict an accused person.
There can be no other meaning in this expression,
however some may pretend to strain it. --Swift.
5. To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of
force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.
6. To injure in the muscles or joints by causing to make too
strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as,
to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to
strain a muscle.
Prudes decayed about may track,
Strain their necks with looking back. --Swift.
7. To squeeze; to press closely.
Evander with a close embrace
Strained his departing friend. --Dryden.
8. To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent
effort; to force; to constrain.
He talks and plays with Fatima, but his mirth
Is forced and strained. --Denham.
The quality of mercy is not strained. --Shak.
9. To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a
petition or invitation.
Note, if your lady strain his entertainment. --Shak.
10. To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as
through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to
purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by
filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.
To strain a point
, to make a special effort; especially, to
do a degree of violence to some principle or to one's own
To strain courtesy
, to go beyond what courtesy requires; to
insist somewhat too much upon the precedence of others; --
often used ironically. --Shak.
1. The act of straining, or the state of being strained.
(a) A violent effort; an excessive and hurtful exertion or
tension, as of the muscles; as, he lifted the weight
with a strain; the strain upon a ship's rigging in a
gale; also, the hurt or injury resulting; a sprain.
Whether any poet of our country since
Shakespeare has exerted a greater variety of
powers with less strain and less ostentation.
Credit is gained by custom, and seldom recovers
a strain. --Sir W.
(b) (Mech. Physics) A change of form or dimensions of a
solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress. --Rankine.
2. (Mus.) A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a
complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any
rounded subdivision of a movement.
Their heavenly harps a lower strain began. --Dryden.
3. Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion
of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or
burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme;
motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or
conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a
strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery appears
in his career. “A strain of gallantry.”
--Sir W. Scott.
Such take too high a strain at first. --Bacon.
The genius and strain of the book of Proverbs.
It [Pilgrim's Progress] seems a novelty, and yet
Nothing but sound and honest gospel strains.
4. Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain
Because heretics have a strain of madness, he
applied her with some corporal chastisements.