Meaning of SOUND in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gesund; akin to Old High German gisunt healthy Date: 13th century 1. free from injury or disease ; exhibiting normal health, free from flaw, defect, or decay , solid , firm , 3. free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension , exhibiting or based on thorough knowledge and experience , legally valid , logically valid and having true premises, agreeing with accepted views ; orthodox , 4. thorough , deep and undisturbed , hard , severe , showing good judgment or sense , see: healthy ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. adverb Date: 14th century to the full extent ; thoroughly , III. noun Etymology: Middle English soun, from Anglo-French son, sun, from Latin sonus, from sonare to ~; akin to Old English swinn melody, Sanskrit svanati it ~s Date: 13th century 1. a particular auditory impression ; tone , the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing, mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing, 2. a speech ~ , value in terms of speech ~s , rumor , fame , 4. meaningless noise, meaning , the impression conveyed ; import , hearing distance ; earshot , recorded auditory material, a particular musical style characteristic of an individual, a group, or an area , IV. verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to cause to ~ , pronounce 3a, to put into words ; voice , 3. to make known ; proclaim , to order, signal, or indicate by a ~ , to examine by causing to emit ~s , to convey the impression of ; ~ like , intransitive verb 1. to make a ~, re~ , to give a summons by ~ , to make or convey an impression especially when heard , ~able adjective V. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sund swimming, sea & Old Norse sund swimming, strait; akin to Old English swimman to swim Date: 14th century 1. a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast, a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island, the air bladder of a fish, VI. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French sonder, from Old French *sonde ~ing line, probably from Old English or Middle English sund- (as in Old English sundlīne ~ing line) from sund sea Date: 15th century transitive verb to measure the depth of ; fathom , to try to find out the views or intentions of ; probe , to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a ~, intransitive verb 1. to ascertain the depth of water especially with a ~ing line, to look into or investigate the possibility , to dive down suddenly, VII. noun Etymology: French sonde, from Middle French, literally, ~ing line Date: 1739 an elongated instrument for exploring or ~ing body cavities

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