What does reverberate mean?

Definitions for reverberate
rɪˈvɜr bəˌreɪt; -bər ɪtre·ver·ber·ate

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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. Wouter Sturkenboom:

    Of course Apple is a really big company, and having disappointed a little bit on the sales side of things, does tend to reverberate around the world in technology stocks ... but we would consider that to be just normal volatility, the Greek resolution is now largely priced into European markets, so going forward we're more focused on the European fundamentals ... which we think are very favourable, so we continue to hold European equity overweight in the back of that view.

  2. Al Baker:

    Any rollback of liberal market access and Open Skies policies will reverberate across the whole world and will lead to retaliatory protectionism affecting all aspects of trade.

  3. 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.

  4. Secretary Wilkie:

    Once again the halls of Congress reverberate with odes to rugged individualism, state sovereignty, and contempt for the centralized super-state, these are bloodless battles Jefferson Davis could never fight but, they are no less vital for the future of American civilization. As our cities decay and our standards and spiritual traditions deteriorate, America is searching for a better way. Walker Percy urged us to look South to recover community, stability, and sense of place in God's order which we have regrettably lost. That is a tall proposition but it is certainly one Jefferson Davis would understand and certainly one for which Jefferson Davis would fight.

  5. 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.

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