What is thrust?

  • (noun): The act of applying force to propel something.
    Synonyms: drive, driving force
    See also — Additional definitions below


Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton's second and third laws. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system.

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Thrust-decay Time
... Thrust-decay time is a term used in rocket engine technology ... human or computer guidance input, and the actual complete loss of thrust ... chemical process (or thermal process in the case of nuclear rocket engines) that creates thrust ...
Maria Fold And Thrust Belt
... The Maria fold and thrust belt (MFTB) is a portion of the North American Cordillera orogen in which geological structures accommodate roughly north-south to ... Structures associated with the Maria Fold and Thrust Belt are exposed in a series of mountain ranges in southeastern California and western Arizona ... In some parts of this fold-and-thrust-belt region, the extension resulted in the emplacement of metamorphic core complexes, the 'type example' of which is defined by ...
List Of Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Characters - Kamen Riders - Kamen Rider Thrust
... Kamen Rider Thrust relies more on brute strength more so than the other Riders ... But his more powerful ability lies in his Confine Vent which allows Thrust to negate the effects of other Advent Cards like Wing Knight's Guard Vent and Sting's Final Vent ...
Supermaneuverability - Characteristics - Thrust Vectoring
... Though a high thrust-to-weight ratio and high aerodynamic maneuverability are found on both aerodynamic and supermaneuvering aircraft, the technology most directly linked to ... but unlike a control surface the force from the vectored thrust is dependent on current engine thrust, not airspeed thus thrust vectoring not only augments control surfaces (generally that of ... Russian Su-30 fighters will be upgraded with thrust vectoring engines ...
Thrust To Propulsive Power
... common question is how to contrast the thrust rating of a jet engine with the power rating of a piston engine ... find out the propulsive power of a jet engine from its thrust ... to move that distance In case of a rocket or a jet aircraft, the force is exactly the thrust produced by the engine ...

More definitions of "thrust":

  • (verb): Impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably.
    Synonyms: force
  • (noun): Verbal criticism.
    Example: "He enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  • (verb): Push forcefully.
    Example: "He thrust his chin forward"
  • (verb): Push upward.
    Example: "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
    Synonyms: push up
  • (verb): Press or force.
    Example: "She thrust the letter into his hand"
    Synonyms: stuff, shove, squeeze
  • (verb): Penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.
    Synonyms: pierce
  • (verb): Geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock.
  • (verb): Place or put with great energy.
    Example: "Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    Synonyms: throw
  • (noun): A thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument.
    Synonyms: stab, knife thrust
  • (noun): The force used in pushing.
    Example: "The thrust of the jet engines"
    Synonyms: push

Famous quotes containing the word thrust:

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    “I sawe Phoebus thrust out his golden hedde,
    Upon her to gaze:
    But when he sawe how broade her beames did spredde
    It did him amaze.
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    God grant we may not have a European war thrust upon us, and for such a stupid reason too, no I don’t mean stupid, but to have to go to war on account of tiresome Servia beggars belief.
    Mary (1867–1953)