HyperDic: pulse

English > 7 senses of the word pulse:
NOUNeventpulse, pulsation, pulsing, impulse(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
eventpulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beatthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
timepulse, pulse rate, heart ratethe rate at which the heart beats
foodpulseedible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
VERBmotionpulse, pulsate, throbexpand and contract rhythmically
creationpulse, pulsateproduce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
motionpulsedrive by or as if by pulsation
pulse > pronunciation
Soundspah'ls
Rhymesimpulse ... repulse: 3 rhymes with ahls...
English > pulse: 7 senses > noun 1, event
Meaning(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients).
Synonymspulsation, pulsing, impulse
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Broaderwave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Spanishpulsación, pulso
Verbspulse, pulsateproduce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
English > pulse: 7 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
Synonymspulsation, heartbeat, beat
NarrowerdiastoleThe widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systoleThe contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throb, throbbing, poundingAn instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishlatido, pulsación, pulso
Catalanbatec, bategada, palpitació
Verbspulsate, pulseexpand and contract rhythmically
English > pulse: 7 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health.
Synonymspulse rate, heart rate
Narrowerfemoral pulsepulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)
radial pulsepulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
vital signSign of life
Spanishpulso
Catalanfreqüència cardíaca
Verbspulsate, pulseexpand and contract rhythmically
English > pulse: 7 senses > noun 4, food
Meaningedible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.).
BroaderlegumeThe seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
Spanishlegumbre
Catalanllegum
English > pulse: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningExpand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe crowds pulse in the streets; The streets pulse with crowds
Synonymspulsate, throb
Caused bypulseDrive by or as if by pulsation
Broaderbeat, pound, thumpMove rhythmically
Similar topulsate, beat, quiverMove with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Spanishlatir, palpitar, pulsar
Catalanpalpitar, polsar
Nounspulsethe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
pulsethe rate at which the heart beats
English > pulse: 7 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningproduce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "pulse waves"
  • "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
Synonympulsate
Broaderproduce, make, createcreate or manufacture a man-made product
Nounspulsing, pulse(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
English > pulse: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningDrive by or as if by pulsation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"A soft breeze pulsed the air"
Cause topulsate, throb, pulseExpand and contract rhythmically
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

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