Definitions of pulse

  1. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; " he could feel the beat of her heart"
  2. the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
  3. ( 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"
  4. 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"
  5. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; " The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  6. drive by or as if by pulsation; " A soft breeze pulsed the air"
  7. edible seeds of various pod- bearing plants ( peas or beans or lentils etc.)
  8. Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
  9. The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
  10. 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.
  11. To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.
  12. To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.
  13. 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.
  14. The throbbing or beating in the arteries due to the contractions of the heart; a stroke or beat occurring at regular intervals; as, the pulse of an engine; plants such as peas, beans, etc., and the seeds of them used for food.
  15. To beat or throb, as the blood in the veins.
  16. Pulseless.
  17. Arterial throbbing due to blood being literally pumped through them.
  18. A beating: a throb: a vibration: the beating of the heart and the arteries.
  19. Grain or seed of beans, pease, etc.
  20. Leguminous seed.
  21. The beating of the arteries.
  22. To pulsate.
  23. The rhythmic beating of the arteries; pulsation.
  24. Leguminous plants, as peas, beans, etc.
  25. The beating or throbbing of the heart and arteries; a regular beat or stroke.
  26. Leguminous plants or their seeds.
  27. To beat, as the pulse. To feel one's pulse, to sound one's opinion.
  28. The alternate contractions and dilatations of an artery, caused by the action of the heart, and perceptible to the touch; a throb; any measured or regular beat.
  29. Grain contained in a pod or case.
  30. The beat or throb observable in the arteries, due to the action of the heart.

Usage examples for pulse

  1. " Really, Mr Oldroyd," said Lucy, " you need not feel my pulse to- day." – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. Felt very weak all night; my pulse was very slow. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  3. Now her pulse beat faster, for he had come behind her. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  4. And then it seemed to him that her lips trembled, like those of a miserable child; and surely, surely, she must hear that mad beating of his pulse – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. Four doctors stood round him, each in turn trying his pulse feeling him over, and questioning him with apparent interest. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  6. What I felt, he answered, when I had my fingers on her pulse – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  7. I shall leave this in a few days for my government, to which I am going with a mighty great desire to make money, for they tell me all new governors set out with the same desire; I will feel the pulse of it and will let thee know if thou art to come and live with me or not. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. His success wrought no quickening of the pulse – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. Arthur and I felt his pulse – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. After this I felt his pulse again, not without fear. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 12 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  11. Then he began to feel my pulse – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  12. What is the meaning of this rotten pulse – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. Thus he kept his ear to the city's pulse – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  14. He was warm now, and his pulse beat more quickly. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  15. It was strange to hear that beating pulse of horror in Billy's mild tones and to see that look of terror frozen on his mild face. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  16. For the love of her was in my nerves, in every beat of my pulse a wild and beautiful dream, against which I was fighting always a hopeless battle. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. Hurst knelt down, and, with a hopeless effort, felt for the pulse that would never beat again. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. He sprang on a nearby log and his pulse thrilled a bit when he saw that what was in view was the rounded top of a big rock. – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  19. He felt his pulse and said, " The crisis is over; but, if the King were sixty years old, this might have been serious." – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  20. The Doctor waited for a while with his fingers on her pulse – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins