thrust-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: propulsive physical force

Commentary: THRUST[+force][+physical][+propulsive][+drive]

The thrust of the ignited liquid oxygen fuel propelled the rocket into space.
How many pounds of thrust are required to lift a Boeing 747 at takeoff?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a jabbing gesture with a sharp instrument

Commentary: THRUST[+event][+physical][+gesture][+jab][+with_instrument]

With a thrust of his dagger, the prince pierced the heart of the king.
The boxer danced around, fending off a series of thrusts by his opponent.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5

Sense Number 3: the lateral pressure exerted by an arch or abutment

Commentary: THRUST[+force][+physical][+pressure][+lateral][+of_structure][+architectural]

The architect has a program that calculates the thrust for a given size of abutment.
The thrust of the arch keeps the keystone in place.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 4: the gesture of pushing, shoving something away, out

Commentary: THRUST[+event][+physical][+gesture][+push][+away]

Despite several thrusts, the man's oversized bag would not fit into the overhead bin of the plane.
The rock singer was famous for the thrust of his hips while performing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a statement of verbal criticism, usually effective, pithy

Commentary: THRUST[+event][+speech_act][+statement][+criticism][+effective]

His columns are enlivened with barbed thrusts at local politicians.
Mary got in a few thrusts of her own during the heated argument at lunch.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: a rapid military assault

Commentary: THRUST[+event][+physical][+assault][+rapid][+military]

The army's thrust deep into rebel territory was unexpected.
The new panzer tanks enabled a rapid thrust into Poland.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 7: the fundamental essence of something

Commentary: THRUST[+quality][+fundamental][+essence]

The thrust of her argument is that the tax system is already quite progressive.
Anti-globalism has become the main thrust of their policy.
The thrust of this initiative is to reduce energy consumption.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4a

Sense Number 8: a geological fault with older strata inverted horizontally on top of newer

Commentary: THRUST[+entity][+structure][+geological][+fault][+with_inverted_strata]

The thrust was composed mostly of sedimentary rock.
The geology professor was teaching his students how to identify thrusts.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2d

Sense Number 9: a concerted goal-oriented effort

Commentary: THRUST[+activity][+effort][+concerted][+goal-oriented]

Their executives are leading a new thrust in business development.
John has given up his social life in his thrust to finish his thesis by May.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b