Definitions for PULSEpʌls
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pulsepʌls(n.; v.)pulsed, puls•ing.
(n.)the regular throbbing of the arteries, caused by the successive contractions of the heart, esp. as may be felt at an artery, as at the wrist.
a single pulsation of the arteries or heart.
a stroke, vibration, or undulation, or a rhythmic series of these.
the prevailing attitudes or sentiments, as of the public.
a momentary, sudden fluctuation in an electrical quantity, as in voltage or current.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
a single, abrupt emission of particles or radiation.
(v.i.)to beat or throb; pulsate.
to vibrate or undulate.
to emit particles or radiation periodically in short bursts.
(v.t.)to cause to pulse.
Origin of pulse:
1375–1425; ME puls < L pulsus beating, striking, pulse, der. (with -tus suffix of v. action) of pellere to beat, strike
the edible seeds of certain leguminous plants, as peas or beans.
a plant producing such seeds.
Origin of pulse:
1250–1300; ME puls (< OF pouls ) < L: porridge of spelt or another grain. Cf. poultice
pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse(noun)
(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
"the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat(noun)
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
"he could feel the beat of her heart"
pulse, pulse rate, heart rate(noun)
the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
pulsate, throb, pulse(verb)
expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
"pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
drive by or as if by pulsation
"A soft breeze pulsed the air"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the rhythm of the blood going through the body that you can feel in your wrist, neck, etc.
I could feel a faint pulse.
Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals.
A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart.
A beat or throb.
The beat or tactus of a piece of music.
to beat, to throb, to flash.
In the dead of night, all was still but the pulsing light.
to flow, particularly of blood.
Hot blood pulses through my veins.
to emit in discrete quantities
Origin: pulsus, from pellere.
leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc
the beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries
any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion, regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation; impulse; beat; movement
to beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb
to drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The rhythmical expansion and contraction of an ARTERY produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of BLOOD from the left ventricle of the HEART as it contracts.
Translations for PULSE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the regular beating of the heart, which can be checked by feeling the pumping action of the artery in the wrist
The doctor felt/took her pulse.
- pulsoPortuguese (BR)
- der PulsGerman
- नब्ज, नाड़ीHindi
- denyut nadiIndonesian
- denyutan nadiMalay
- puls, tętnoPolish
- د لاس بند، نبضPashto
- nabız (atışı)Turkish
- 脈博Chinese (Trad.)
- пульс; биттяUkrainian
- دل کي دھڑکن، بنضUrdu
- nhịp đập; mạchVietnamese
- 脉博Chinese (Simp.)
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