|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Distress.
2. (n.) Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.
3. (n.) The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress.
4. (n.) Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, // 31-35.
5. (n.) Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
6. (v. t.) To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties.
7. (v. t.) To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.
Stress (3 Occurrences)
2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come. (See RSV)
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and on these various points I would have you insist strenuously, in order that those who have their faith fixed on God may be careful to set an example of good actions. For these are not only good in themselves, but are also useful to mankind. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 19:9 I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters; and they shall eat everyone the flesh of his friend, in the siege and in the distress, with which their enemies, and those who seek their life, shall distress them. (Root in WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)