Meaning of ECHO in English
— echoer , n. — echoless , adj.
/ek"oh/ , n. , pl. echoes , v. , echoed, echoing .
1. a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
2. a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
3. any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or opinions of another.
4. a person who reflects or imitates another.
5. a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
6. a lingering trace or effect.
7. ( cap. ) Class. Myth. a mountain nymph who pined away for love of the beautiful youth Narcissus until only her voice remained.
8. Cards. the play of a high card and then a low card in the suit led by one's partner as a signal to continue leading the suit, as in bridge, or to lead a trump, as in whist.
9. Electronics. the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar or the like.
10. ( cap. ) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of inflatable passive communications satellites.
11. a word used in communications to represent the letter E.
12. to emit an echo; resound with an echo: The hall echoed with cheers.
13. to be repeated by or as by an echo: Shouts echoed through the street.
14. to repeat by or as by an echo; emit an echo of: The hall echoes the faintest sounds.
15. to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).
16. to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).
[ 1300-50; ME ecco echo eché sound ]
Syn. 12, 13. ring, reverberate.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012