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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  n.  [OE.  schokke  cf  OD  schocke  G.  schock  a 
  heap,  quantity,  threescore,  MHG.  schoc,  Sw  skok,  and  also  G. 
  hocke  a  heap  of  hay,  Lith.  kugis.] 
  1.  A  pile  or  assemblage  of  sheaves  of  grain,  as  wheat,  rye, 
  or  the  like  set  up  in  a  field,  the  sheaves  varying  in 
  number  from  twelve  to  sixteen;  a  stook. 
 
  And  cause  it  on  shocks  to  be  by  and  by  set 
  --Tusser. 
 
  Behind  the  master  walks,  builds  up  the  shocks. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  2.  [G.  schock.]  (Com.)  A  lot  consisting  of  sixty  pieces;  --  a 
  term  applied  in  some  Baltic  ports  to  loose  goods. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  i. 
  To  meet  with  a  shock;  to  meet  in  violent  encounter.  ``They 
  saw  the  moment  approach  when  the  two  parties  would  shock 
  together.''  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  n.  [Cf.  {Shag}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  dog  with  long  hair  or  shag;  --  called  also 
  {shockdog}. 
 
  2.  A  thick  mass  of  bushy  hair;  as  a  head  covered  with  a 
  shock  of  sandy  hair. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  a. 
  Bushy;  shaggy;  as  a  shock  hair. 
 
  His  red  shock  peruke  .  .  .  was  laid  aside.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  t. 
  To  collect,  or  make  up  into  a  shock  or  shocks;  to  stook;  as 
  to  shock  rye. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  occupied  with  making  shocks. 
 
  Reap  well  scatter  not  gather  clean  that  is  shorn, 
  Bind  fast  shock  apace.  --Tusser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shocked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shocking}.]  [OE.  schokken  cf  D.  schokken  F.  choquer,  Sp 
  chocar.  [root]161.  Cf  {Chuck}  to  strike,  {Jog},  {Shake}, 
  {Shock}  a  striking,  {Shog},  n.  &  v.] 
  1.  To  give  a  shock  to  to  cause  to  shake  or  waver;  hence  to 
  strike  against  suddenly;  to  encounter  with  violence. 
 
  Come  the  three  corners  of  the  world  in  arms,  And  we 
  shall  shock  them  --Shak. 
 
  I  shall  never  forget  the  force  with  which  he  shocked 
  De  Vipont.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  strike  with  surprise,  terror,  horror,  or  disgust;  to 
  cause  to  recoil;  as  his  violence  shocked  his  associates. 
 
  Advise  him  not  to  shock  a  father's  will  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  schok  a  bounce,  jolt,  or  leap,  OHG. 
  scoc  a  swing,  MHG.  schoc,  Icel.  skykkjun  tremuously,  F.  choc 
  a  shock,  collision,  a  dashing  or  striking  against,  Sp 
  choque,  It  ciocco  a  log  [root]161.  Cf  {Shock}  to  shake.] 
  1.  A  quivering  or  shaking  which  is  the  effect  of  a  blow, 
  collision,  or  violent  impulse;  a  blow,  impact,  or 
  collision;  a  concussion;  a  sudden  violent  impulse  or 
  onset. 
 
  These  strong,  unshaken  mounds  resist  the  shocks  Of 
  tides  and  seas  tempestuous.  --Blackmore. 
 
  He  stood  the  shock  of  a  whole  host  of  foes. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  sudden  agitation  of  the  mind  or  feelings;  a  sensation  of 
  pleasure  or  pain  caused  by  something  unexpected  or 
  overpowering;  also  a  sudden  agitating  or  overpowering 
  event.  ``A  shock  of  pleasure.''  --Talfourd. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  A  sudden  depression  of  the  vital  forces  of  the 
  entire  body,  or  of  a  port  of  it  marking  some  profound 
  impression  produced  upon  the  nervous  system,  as  by  severe 
  injury,  overpowering  emotion,  or  the  like 
 
  4.  (Elec.)  The  sudden  convulsion  or  contraction  of  the 
  muscles,  with  the  feeling  of  a  concussion,  caused  by  the 
  discharge,  through  the  animal  system,  of  electricity  from 
  a  charged  body. 
 
  Syn:  {Concussion},  {Shock}. 
 
  Usage:  Both  words  signify  a  sudden  violent  shaking  caused  by 
  impact  or  colision;  but  concussion  is  restricted  in 
  use  to  matter,  while  shock  is  used  also  of  mental 
  states. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  t.  (Physiol.) 
  To  subject  to  the  action  of  an  electrical  discharge  so  as  to 
  cause  a  more  or  less  violent  depression  or  commotion  of  the 
  nervous  system. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shock 
  n  1:  a  sudden  state  of  violent  emotional  disturbance;  "the  shock 
  of  his  mother's  death"  [syn:  {daze},  {stupor}] 
  2:  the  violent  interaction  of  individuals  or  groups  entering 
  into  combat  [syn:  {impact}] 
  3:  a  reflex  response  to  the  passage  of  electric  current  through 
  the  body  [syn:  {electric  shock},  {electrical  shock}] 
  4:  (pathology)  bodily  collapse  or  near  collapse  caused  by 
  inadequate  oxygen  delivery  to  the  cells;  caused  by  loss  of 
  circulating  blood  or  cardiac  arrest  or  obstruction  or  poor 
  distribution  of  the  blood  flow;  characterized  by  reduced 
  cardiac  output  and  rapid  heartbeat  and  circulatory 
  insufficiency  and  pallor 
  5:  an  instance  of  agitation  of  the  earth's  crust  [syn:  {seismic 
  disturbance}] 
  6:  an  unpleasant  or  disappointing  surprise;  "it  came  as  a  shock 
  to  learn  that  he  was  injured";  "it  was  blow  to  their  hopes 
  of  reconciliation"  [syn:  {blow}] 
  7:  a  pile  of  sheaves  of  grain  set  on  end  in  a  field  to  dry; 
  stalks  of  Indian  corn  set  up  in  a  field 
  8:  a  bushy  thick  mass  (especially  hair);  "he  had  an  unruly 
  shock  of  black  hair" 
  9:  any  violent  blow  or  collision  [syn:  {concussion}] 
  10:  a  mechanical  damper;  absorbs  energy  of  sudden  impulses  [syn: 
  {shock  absorber},  {cushion}] 
  v  1:  surprise  greatly;  knock  someone's  socks  off  [syn:  {stun},  {floor}, 
  {ball  over},  {blow  out  of  the  water},  {take  aback}] 
  2:  strike  with  disgust  or  revulsion;  "The  scandalous  behavior 
  of  this  married  woman  shocked  her  friends"  [syn:  {offend}, 
  {scandalize},  {appal},  {appall},  {outrage}] 
  3:  strike  with  horror  or  terror;  "The  news  of  the  bombing 
  shocked  her" 
  4:  collide  violently 
  5:  collect  or  gather  into  shocks;  "shock  grain" 
  6:  subject  to  electrical  shocks 
  7:  inflict  a  trauma  upon  [syn:  {traumatize}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Shock,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26638 




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