Definitions for echoˈɛk oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ech•oˈɛk oʊ(n.; v.)(pl.)ech•oes

  1. (n.)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 words 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.) a mountain nymph who pined away for love of Narcissus until only her voice remained.

    Category: Mythology

  8. the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar.

    Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

  9. (v.i.)to emit an echo; resound with an echo:

    The hall echoed with cheers.

  10. to be repeated by or as if by an echo.

  11. (v.t.)to repeat by or as if by an echo; emit an echo of.

  12. to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).

  13. to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).

Origin of echo:

1300–50; ME ecco < L ēchō < Gk, akin to ēchḗ sound

ech′o•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication(noun)

    the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves

    "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"

  2. Echo(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

  3. echo(noun)

    a reply that repeats what has just been said

  4. echo(noun)

    a reflected television or radio or radar beam

  5. echo(noun)

    a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.

    "his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau"; "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man"

  6. echo(verb)

    an imitation or repetition

    "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"

  7. repeat, echo(verb)

    to say again or imitate

    "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

  8. resound, echo, ring, reverberate(verb)

    ring or echo with sound

    "the hall resounded with laughter"

  9. echo, recall(verb)

    call to mind

    "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. echo(noun)ˈɛk oʊ

    a sound that is repeated because it bounces off a surface

    The echo startled him.

  2. echoˈɛk oʊ

    sth similar to another thing that existed or happened before

    echoes of the past

  3. echo(verb)ˈɛk oʊ

    (of sound) to bounce off a surface and be repeated

    Her voice echoed around the empty gym.

  4. echoˈɛk oʊ

    (of a place) to make echoes easily

    the room echoes

  5. echoˈɛk oʊ

    to express the same opinion or belief as sb else

    His reply echoed what most of us were thinking.

Wiktionary

  1. echo(Noun)

    A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.

  2. echo(Noun)

    : The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.

  3. echo(Noun)

    The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  4. echo(Verb)

    To reflect off of a surface and return to someone who has heard it already.

  5. echo(Verb)

    To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo.

  6. echo(Verb)

    To repeat (another's speech, opinion etc.).

    Sid echoed his father's point of view.

  7. Echo(ProperNoun)

    An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others.

  8. Origin: From Ἠχώ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Echo(noun)

    a sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound

  2. Echo(noun)

    fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer

  3. Echo(noun)

    a wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them

  4. Echo(noun)

    a nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice

  5. Echo(verb)

    to send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate

  6. Echo(verb)

    to repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt

  7. Echo(verb)

    to give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations

Freebase

  1. Echo

    Echo is an accolade by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie an association of recording companies of Germany to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first ECHO Awards ceremony was held in 1992, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1991, succeeding the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis which were awarded since 1963. Each year's winner is determined by the previous year's sales. Winners in the pop category are announced in March; the winners in the classical category in October.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Echo

    a wood-nymph in love with Narcissus, who did not return her love, in consequence of which she pined away till all that remained of her was only her voice.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ECHO

    The only thing that can cheat a woman out of the last word.

CrunchBase

  1. Echo

    Echo provides the industry's first and largest real-time platform, enabling the rapid implementation and scale of applications for social TV, social music, social news, social sports, social commerce and social finance. Brands and developers can leverage the Echo platform to transform their static websites and mobile apps into real-time experiences that significantly boost traffic, increase user engagement, and drive more revenue. A leader in the space, Echo currently serves over 1.5 billion streams per month for customers including ABC, Advance Digital, AMC Networks, CNBC, ESPN, iVillage, NASDAQ, Scripps Networks, Sony, The Washington Post, USA Network, XO Group and WWE.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'echo' in Nouns Frequency: #2141

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'echo' in Verbs Frequency: #736

Anagrams of echo

  1. oche


Translations for echo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

echo(verb)

to send back an echo or echoes

The cave was echoing with shouts; The hills echoed his shout.

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