What does REVERBERATE mean?

Definitions for REVERBERATE
rɪˈvɜr bəˌreɪt; -bər ɪtREVERBERATE

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word REVERBERATE.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    ring or echo with sound

    "the hall resounded with laughter"

  2. reverberate(verb)

    have a long or continuing effect

    "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"

  3. reverberate(verb)

    be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves

    "the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"

  4. reflect, reverberate(verb)

    to throw or bend back (from a surface)

    "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

  5. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

  6. reverberate(verb)

    treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace

    "reverberate ore"

Wiktionary

  1. reverberate(Verb)

    to ring with many echos

    Etymology: * From verbero.

  2. reverberate(Verb)

    to have a lasting effect

    Etymology: * From verbero.

  3. reverberate(Verb)

    to repeatedly return

    Etymology: * From verbero.

  4. reverberate(Verb)

    to rebound or recoil

    Etymology: * From verbero.

  5. reverberate(Verb)

    to shine or reflect (from a surface, etc.)

    Etymology: * From verbero.

  6. reverberate(Verb)

    to shine or glow (on something) with reflected light

    Etymology: * From verbero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverberate(adj)

    reverberant

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  2. Reverberate(adj)

    driven back, as sound; reflected

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  3. Reverberate(verb)

    to return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  4. Reverberate(verb)

    to send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  5. Reverberate(verb)

    hence, to fuse by reverberated heat

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  6. Reverberate(verb)

    to resound; to echo

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

  7. Reverberate(verb)

    to be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound

    Etymology: [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reverberate

    rē-vėr′bėr-āt, v.t. to send back, echo: to reflect: to drive from side to side: to fuse.—v.i. to echo: to resound: to bound back: to be repelled: to use heat, as in the fusion of metals.—v.t. Reverb′ (Shak.).—adj. Rever′berant, resounding, beating back.—n. Reverberā′tion, the reflection of sound, &c.—adj. Rever′berātive.—n. Rever′berātor.—adj. Rever′berātory.—Reverberatory furnace, a furnace in which the flame is reflected on the substance to be burned. [L.,—re-, back, verberāre, -ātum, to beat—verber, a lash.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of REVERBERATE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of REVERBERATE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of REVERBERATE in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Costello:

    White House's not unprecedented to have this kind of cancellation, and abide by new guidelines even at the White House, things do reverberate from us as a country to the White House, and they have to respond, the complex has to adjust.

  2. Anne Graham Lotz:

    Now, he has left again.This time, he will not be coming back. At least, not until Jesus does, too, while he may be physically absent and his voice silent, I am confident that his message will continue to reverberate throughout the generations to come.

  3. Alexander Litvinenko:

    You may succeed in silencing me, but that silence comes at a price, you may succeed in silencing one man, but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    The Americans who crossed this bridge, they were not physically imposing, but they gave courage to millions. They held no elected office, but they led a nation, what they did here will reverberate through the ages ... because they proved that nonviolent change is possible.

  5. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester:

    Lack of liquidity in financial markets is a first-order problem that can reverberate through the financial system and the economy.

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