shoulder to shoulder

shoul·der to shoul·der
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shohl-der too shohl-der]
    • /ˈʃoʊl dər tu ˈʃoʊl dər/
    • /ˈʃəʊl.də(r) tuː ˈʃəʊl.də(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shohl-der too shohl-der]
    • /ˈʃoʊl dər tu ˈʃoʊl dər/

Definitions of shoulder to shoulder words

  • noun shoulder to shoulder the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk. 1
  • noun shoulder to shoulder Usually, shoulders. these two parts together with the part of the back joining them. 1
  • noun shoulder to shoulder a corresponding part in animals. 1
  • noun shoulder to shoulder the upper foreleg and adjoining parts of a sheep, goat, etc. 1
  • noun shoulder to shoulder the joint connecting the arm or the foreleg with the trunk. 1
  • noun shoulder to shoulder a shoulderlike part or projection. 1

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Origin of shoulder to shoulder

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English sholder, s(c)hulder, Old English sculdor; cognate with Dutch schouder, German Schulter; (v.) Middle English shulderen, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Shoulder to shoulder


shoulder to shoulder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for shoulder to shoulder

adv shoulder to shoulder

  • abreast — If people or things walk or move abreast, they are next to each other, side by side, and facing in the same direction.
  • arm in arm — If two people are walking arm in arm, they are walking together with their arms linked.
  • cheek by jowl — If you say that people or things are cheek by jowl with each other, you are indicating that they are very close to each other.
  • in line — (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.

adverb shoulder to shoulder

  • alongside — If one thing is alongside another thing, the first thing is next to the second.
  • crowded — If a place is crowded, it is full of people.
  • equal — Being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.
  • juxtaposing — to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
  • opposite — situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room.

Antonyms for shoulder to shoulder

adverb shoulder to shoulder

  • lost — no longer possessed or retained: lost friends.

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