Meaning of SOUND in English


superl firm; strong; safe.

2. sound ·adv soundly.

3. sound ·noun a cuttlefish.

4. sound ·superl undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.

5. sound ·superl heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.

6. sound ·noun noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.

7. sound ·vi to ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.

8. sound ·noun the air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.

9. sound ·vt to causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.

10. sound ·superl founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.

11. sound ·vi to be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.

12. sound ·vt to signify; to import; to denote.

13. sound ·vt to cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.

14. sound ·superl free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox;

— said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.

15. sound ·vt to measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.

xvi. sound ·vi to make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect.

xvii. sound ·superl healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state;

— said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.

xviii. sound ·superl whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.

xix. sound ·vt to order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.

xx. sound ·vt to explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.

xxi. sound ·vt to celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.

xxii. sound ·noun any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture.

xxiii. sound ·vt to examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.

xxiv. sound ·superl founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound principles.

xxv. sound ·noun the occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which would occasion sound to a percipient if present with unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.

xxvi. sound ·vt fig.: to ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.

xxvii. sound ·vi to make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.

xxviii. sound ·noun a narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the sound between the baltic and the german ocean; long island sound.

xxix. sound ·noun the peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.

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