Definitions For Shoulder


  • A narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  • The part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder
  • The part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  • A cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
  • The part of your body where your arm is connected
  • The part of an animal's body where a front leg is connected
  • A cut of meat from the shoulder of an animal


  • Push with the shoulders
  • Carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
  • Lift onto one's shoulders
  • To deal with or accept (something) as your responsibility or duty
  • To push (something) with your shoulder
  • To move forward by pushing through something with the shoulders

Is Shoulder a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shoulder is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shoulder in a Sentence

  • He rested the baby's head on his shoulder.
  • He grabbed my shoulder and turned me around.
  • She carried a backpack on one shoulder.
  • He shouldered the blame for the project's failure.
  • The company will shoulder the costs of the repairs.
  • She shouldered the full burden of raising three children.

Synonyms for Shoulder

Antonyms for Shoulder

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