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(nou) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) (nou) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense (nou) special emphasis attached to something (nou) difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension- R.J.Samuelson (nou) force that produces strain on a physical body

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In the brain, it may be responsible for the effects of stress on appetite.

Under the pressure of great stress the vessels constrict.

Tensile ultimate strength is the stress at which the bolt fails.

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