pulse

[p_ˈʌ_l_s], [pˈʌls], [pˈʌls]

Definitions of pulse:

  1.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   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. – Medical Dictionary DB
  5.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6.   Grain contained in a pod or case. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   Leguminous plants or their seeds. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   Arterial throbbing due to blood being literally pumped through them. – Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9.   The beating or throbbing of the heart and arteries; a regular beat or stroke. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   Leguminous seed. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; " The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12.   drive by or as if by pulsation; " A soft breeze pulsed the air" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13.   The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15.   The beat or throb observable in the arteries, due to the action of the heart. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  16.   the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; " he could feel the beat of her heart" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17.   Leguminous plants, as peas, beans, etc. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18.   ( 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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19.   To pulsate. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20.   the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21.   The rhythmic beating of the arteries; pulsation. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22.   Grain or seed of beans, pease, etc. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23.   To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb. – Newage Dictionary DB
  24.   A beating: a throb: a vibration: the beating of the heart and the arteries. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25.   To beat or throb, as the blood in the veins. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26.   The beating of the arteries. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28.   Pulseless. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29.   To beat, as the pulse. To feel one's pulse, to sound one's opinion. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30.   edible seeds of various pod- bearing plants ( peas or beans or lentils etc.) – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for pulse:

  1. I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking. – Steve Ballmer
  2. I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative. – Steve Ballmer
  3. I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America. – Sarah Bernhardt
  4. Worry- a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray. – Benjamin Disraeli
  5. For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. – George Gissing
  6. In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare. – Sharon Gless
  7. Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage. – Arthur Godfrey
  8. The sky was clear- remarkably clear- and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse – Thomas Hardy
  9. We get a ton of email; everybody does now. It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel. We hear people saying, thank you for being fair, for being balanced. – Brit Hume
  10. The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind. – Christian Lous Lange
  11. We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace, if for no other reasons than having all these live events and listening to our audience all the time. – Vince McMahon
  12. Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that. – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  13. Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself. – Larry Williams

Usage examples for pulse:

  1. Thus he kept his ear to the city's pulse – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  2. 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
  3. Felt very weak all night; my pulse was very slow. ” – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  4. 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
  5. What is the meaning of this rotten pulse – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  6. His success wrought no quickening of the pulse – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  7. Hurst knelt down, and, with a hopeless effort, felt for the pulse that would never beat again. ” – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  8. “ Arthur and I felt his pulse – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. 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
  10. Then he began to feel my pulse – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  11. 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
  12. He was warm now, and his pulse beat more quickly. ” – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  13. What I felt, he answered, when I had my fingers on her pulse – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  14. 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
  15. Now her pulse beat faster, for he had come behind her. ” – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  16. “ " Really, Mr Oldroyd," said Lucy, " you need not feel my pulse to- day." ” – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  17. The Doctor waited for a while with his fingers on her pulse – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  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. “ 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
  20. “ 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

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