21 Definitions of Strain

The meaning of the word strain, the definition of Strain:

n. - Race; stock; generation; descent; family.

n. - Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.

n. - Rank; a sort.

n. - The act of straining, or the state of being strained.

n. - 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.

n. - A change of form or dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

n. - Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain.

a. - 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.

a. - To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.

a. - To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.

a. - 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.

a. - To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.

a. - 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.

a. - To squeeze; to press closely.

a. - To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.

a. - To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.

a. - 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.

v. i. - To make violent efforts.

v. i. - To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.

The word "strain" uses 6 letters: A I N R S T

Direct anagrams of strain:

instar santir trains

Words formed by adding one letter before or after strain, or to strain in any order:

a - antiars artisan tsarina   b - brisant   c - narcist   e - anestri antsier nastier ratines retains retinas retsina stainer stearin   g - gastrin gratins ratings staring   h - tarnish   l - ratlins   m - martins   o - aroints rations   p - spirant   q - qintars   s - instars santirs strains   t - transit   u - nutrias  

Shorter words found within strain:

ai ain ains air airn airns airs airt airts ais ait aits an ani anis ant anti antis ants ar ars art arts as astir at in ins inst ira is it its na naris nit nits rain rains ran rani ranis rant rants ras rat rats ria riant rias rin rins sain saint sari sarin sat sati satin si sin sir sit sitar snit sr sri stain stair star stir stria ta tain tains tan tans tar tarn tarns tars tarsi tas ti tin tins tis train trans tsar

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