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"
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
Origin: [See Pulsate, Pulse a beating.]
In medicine, one's pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the heartbeat by trained fingertips. The pulse may be palpated in any place that allows an artery to be compressed against a bone, such as at the neck, at the wrist, behind the knee, on the inside of the elbow, and near the ankle joint. Pulse is equivalent to measuring the heart rate. The heart rate can also be measured by listening to the heart beat directly, traditionally using a stethoscope and counting it for a minute.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
puls, n. a beating or throbbing: a measured beat or throb: a vibration: the beating of the heart and the arteries: (fig.) feeling, sentiment.—v.i. to beat, as the heart: to throb.—adj. Pulse′less, having no pulsation: without life.—ns. Pulse′lessness; Pulse′-rate, the number of beats of a pulse per minute; Pulse′-wave, the expansion of the artery, moving from point to point, like a wave, as each beat of the heart sends the blood to the extremities.—adj. Pulsif′ic, exciting the pulse.—ns. Pulsim′eter, an instrument for measuring the strength or quickness of the pulse; Pulsom′eter, a pulsimeter: a kind of steam-condensing pump.—Feel one's pulse, to find out by the sense of touch the force of the blood in the arteries: to find out what one is thinking on some point; Public pulse, the movement of public opinion on any question; Quick pulse, a pulse in which the rise of tension is very rapid. [Fr. pouls—L. pulsus—pellĕre, pulsum.]
puls, n. grain or seed of beans, pease, &c.—adj. Pultā′ceous, macerated and softened. [L. puls, porridge (Gr. poltos). Cf. Poultice.]
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.
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The rate of a heartbeat.
After running he liked to check his pulse on his electronic health app.
A type of legume cultivated for the seed or a form of food.
Many legume pulse are grown around the world for human and animal consumption as a form of food.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pulse' in Nouns Frequency: #2303
The numerical value of pulse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of pulse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
We must accept that this creative pulse within us is God's creative pulse itself.
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead.
Prayer is the pulse of the renewed soul; and the constancy of its beat is the test and measure of the spiritual life.”
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Translations for pulse
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- puls, tepCzech
- σφυγμός, παλμόςGreek
- pulssi, sykeFinnish
- pouls, impulsionFrench
- æðasláttur, taktslag, púls, slátturIcelandic
- polso, battitoItalian
- 脈, 脈搏Japanese
- nadi, detikMalay
- импульс, ритм, пульсRussian
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