Definitions of sounding

  1. The depth of water as sounded or depth that can be sounded.
  2. a measure of the depth of water taken by sounding
  3. Making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words.
  4. The act of one who, or that which, sounds ( in any of the senses of the several verbs).
  5. measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained.
  6. Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom; -- usually in the plural.
  7. The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
  8. The act of measuring the depth of water or the result obtained by so measuring.
  9. The ascertaining the depth of water:- pl. any part of the ocean where a sounding- line will reach the bottom.
  10. Act of sounding.
  11. The act of one who or that which sounds.
  12. Ascertaining the depth of water by the plummet; the act of endeavouring to discover the opinions or desires; introducing the sound into the bladder.
  13. The act of throwing the lead to try the depth of water; the act of endeavouring to discover opinions or desires.
  14. appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms; " left their clothes dirty looking"; " a most disagreeable looking character"; " angry- looking"; " liquid- looking"; " severe- looking policemen on noble horses"; " fine- sounding phrases"; " taken in by high- sounding talk"
  15. having volume or depth; " sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; " the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth
  16. Giving forth a sound.
  17. Sonorous; making a noise.
  18. Any place or part of the ocean where a deep sounding line will reach the bottom.
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