Definition of Strain:

  1. The sound of a piece of music as it is played or performed.

  2. Pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter.

  3. A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

  4. General: State of an individual, entity, or system with excessive or heavy demands on its resources.

  5. Engineering: Measure of the extent to which a body deforms under stress.

  6. A severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.

  7. Force (a part of ones body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort.

Synonyms of Strain

Pressure, Demands, Burdens, Exertions, Sound, Music, Tension, Tightness, Tautness, Shear, Distension, Spenserian stanza, Abrade, Affectation, Affiliation, Agitation, Aim, Air, All-overs, Anacrusis, Ancestry, Angst, Animal kingdom, Animus, Antistrophe, Anxiety, Anxiety hysteria, Anxiety neurosis, Anxious bench, Anxious concern, Anxious seat, Anxiousness, Apparentation, Apprehension, Apprehensiveness, Aptitude, Aria, Back down, Balance, Balk, Bark, Bass passage, Be determined, Belie, Bent, Bias, Bid for, Birth, Bleed, Blemish, Blench, Bloat, Bloating, Blood, Bloodline, Bloody, Boggle, Bolt, Book, Bourdon, Bracket, Brain fag, Branch, Brand, Break, Breaking point, Breed, Bridge, Brood, Burden, Burn, Cadence, Camouflage, Cankerworm of care, Canto, Cantus, Care, Cast, Caste, Category, Chafe, Character, Check, Chill, Chilliness, Chip, Chorus, Clan, Clarify, Class, Claw, Clear, Coda, Coldness, Color, Command of language, Common ancestry, Community, Complexion, Concern, Concernment, Consanguinity, Constitution, Contend for, Continue, Coolness, Couplet, Crack, Crane, Craze, Culture, Cut, Damage, Debate, Debilitation, Debility, Decrassify, Deliberate, Demand, Deme, Demur, Denomination, Depurate, Derivation, Descant, Descendants, Descent, Description, Designation, Determination, Development, Diathesis, Direct line, Disaffinity, Discharge, Disguise, Disposition, Disquiet, Disquietude, Distaff side, Distension, Distich, Distill, Distort, Distress, Disturbance, Division, Draft, Drag, Drag out, Drain, Draw, Draw off, Draw out, Dread, Dress up, Drift, Drive, Eccentricity, Edulcorate, Effort, Effuse, Elongate, Elongation, Elute, Embellish, Embroider, Emit, Endeavor, Enervation, Enfeeblement, Enmity, Envoi, Epode, Essentialize, Estate, Ethnic group, Evidence, Exaggeration, Exceed, Excrete, Exertion, Exfiltrate, Exposition, Expression of ideas, Extend, Extension, Extract, Extraction, Extravasate, Extreme tension, Exudate, Exude, Eyestrain, Faintness, Falsify, Falter, Family, Fashion, Fatigue, Fear, Feather, Feeling for words, Female line, Fight shy of, Figure, Filiation, Filter, Filtrate, Flinch, Folderol, Folk, Force, Foreboding, Forebodingness, Form, Form of speech, Fracture, Fray, Frazzle, Fret, Frost, Fudge, Gag, Gall, Garble, Gash, Genre, Gens, Genus, Gild, Give off, Gloss, Gloss over, Goneness, Grace of expression, Grade, Grain, Grandiloquence, Group, Grouping, Hang back, Hang off, Harass, Harm, Harmonic close, Haul, Have qualms, Head, Heading, Heart strain, Heave, Hem and haw, Heptastich, Heritage, Hesitate, Hexastich, Hint, Hold off, House, Hover, Hum and haw, Humor, Hurt, Iciness, Idiosyncrasy, Ilk, Impair, Impression, Incise, Inclination, Incompatibility, Incompatibleness, Indication, Individualism, Inflate, Inflation, Inhospitality, Inimicality, Injure, Injury, Inquietude, Interlude, Intermezzo, Introductory phrase, Irk, Jadedness, Jib, Kidney, Kin, Kind, Label, Labor, Lacerate, Languor, Lassitude, Lay, Leach, Leaning, Lengthen, Lengthen out, Lengthening, Let out, Level, Line, Line of descent, Lineage, Literary style, Lixiviate, Lot, Lug, Maim, Make, Make an effort, Make bones about, Make mincemeat of, Makeup, Malaise, Male line, Manner, Manner of speaking, Mannerism, Mark, Mask, Matriclan, Maul, Measure, Melodia, Melodic line, Melody, Mental fatigue, Mental set, Mental strain, Mettle, Mind, Mind-set, Miscite, Miscolor, Misconstrue, Misdirect, Misgiving, Misinterpret, Misquote, Misrender, Misreport, Misrepresent, Misstate, Misuse, Mode, Mode of expression, Moil, Mold, Monostich, Mood, Movement, Music, Musical phrase, Musical sentence, Mutilate, Nation, Nationality, Nature, Nervous strain, Nervous tension, Nervousness, Note, Number, Obligation, Octastich, Octave, Octet, Ooze, Order, Ornament, Ottava rima, Overanxiety, Overburden, Overcarrying, Overdevelop, Overdistend, Overdistension, Overdoing, Overdraw, Overdrawing, Overemphasis, Overexercise, Overexert, Overexertion, Overexpand, Overexpansion, Overexpenditure, Overextend, Overextension, Overimportance, Overreaching, Overreaction, Overstate, Overstrain, Overstraining, Overstress, Overstretch, Overstretching, Overtax, Overtaxing, Overtiredness, Overuse, Overwork, Pain, Parentage, Part, Passage, Patriclan, Pause, Peculiarity, Pedigree, Pentastich, People, Percolate, Period, Personal conflict, Personal style, Persuasion, Perturbation, Pervert, Phrase, Phratry, Phylum, Pierce, Pigeonhole, Pins and needles, Plant kingdom, Ponder, Position, Predicament, Predilection, Predisposition, Preference, Press, Pressure, Proclivity, Produce, Production, Prolong, Prolongate, Prolongation, Propensity, Protract, Protraction, Pucker, Pull, Pull back, Pull for, Puncture, Purify, Push, Quail, Quality, Quatrain, Race, Rack, Rank, Rating, Recoil, Rectify, Reek, Refine, Refrain, Rend, Resolution, Resolve, Response, Retreat, Rhetoric, Rhyme royal, Rip, Ritornello, Roots, Rubric, Run, Rupture, Savage, Scald, Scorch, Scotch, Scrape, Scratch, Screen, Scruple, Scuff, Section, Seed, Seek, Seep, Sense of language, Separate, Sept, Septet, Sestet, Set, Sew, Sextet, Shape, Shilly-shally, Shrink, Shy, Shy at, Side, Sieve, Sift, Sign, Skin, Slant, Slash, Sleepiness, Slit, Snapping point, Society, Solicitude, Solo, Solo part, Song, Soprano part, Sort, Sound, Soupcon, Spear side, Species, Speech community, Spin out, Spindle side, Spirit, Spiritualize, Sprain, Stab, Stamp, Stance fatigue, Stanza, Statement, Station, Status, Stave, Stem, Stew, Stick, Stick at, Stickle, Stirps, Stock, Stop to consider, Straddle the fence, Strain at, Strain every nerve, Strain for, Straining, Strains, Stratum, Streak, Stress, Stress and strain, Stressfulness, Stretch, Stretch out, Stretching, String out, Stringing out, Stripe, Strive, Strive for, Striving, Strophe, Struggle, Struggle for, Study, Stumble, Style, Stylistic analysis, Stylistics, Subdivision, Subgroup, Sublimate, Sublime, Suborder, Succession, Suggestion, Supererogation, Surpass, Suspense, Suspicion, Sweat, Sweat blood, Swell, Swelling, Sword side, Syllable, Tailpiece, Tauten, Tautness, Tax, Taxing, Tear, Temper, Temperament, Tendency, Tenor, Tense, Tenseness, Tension, Tercet, Terza rima, Tetrastich, The grand style, The like of, The likes of, The plain style, The sublime, Theme, Think twice about, Thread, Tighten, Tiredness, Titivate, Title, Toil, Tone, Torture, Totem, Trace, Trait, Transpire, Transude, Traumatize, Treble, Tribe, Trick, Trick out, Triplet, Tristich, Trouble, Try, Try for, Try hard, Tug, Tune, Turn, Turn of mind, Tutti, Tutti passage, Twist, Type, Unamiability, Uncordiality, Understate, Uneasiness, Unfriendliness, Ungeniality, Unquietness, Unsociability, Upset, Variation, Variety, Varnish, Vein, Verse, Vestige, Vexation, Warp, Waver, Way, Weakness, Wearifulness, Weariness, Weep, Whitewash, Wince, Winnow, Withdraw, Work, Worry, Wound, Wrench, Yield, Zeal

How to use Strain in a sentence?

  1. The accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries.
  2. I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound.
  3. The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine.
  4. Strain the custard into a bowl.
  5. Through the open windows came the strains of a hurdy-gurdy playing in the street.

Meaning of Strain & Strain Definition