Definition of Pulse

1. Noun. (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"

Exact synonyms: Impulse, Pulsation, Pulsing
Category relationships: Electronics
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Pulsate, Pulsate

2. Verb. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically. "The streets pulse with crowds"; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
Exact synonyms: Pulsate, Throb
Related verbs: Beat, Pulsate, Quiver
Generic synonyms: Beat, Pound, Thump
Derivative terms: Pulsation, Throb

3. Noun. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart. "He could feel the beat of her heart"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Heartbeat, Pulsation
Generic synonyms: Periodic Event, Recurrent Event
Specialized synonyms: Diastole, Systole, Pounding, Throb, Throbbing
Derivative terms: Beat, Pulsate, Pulsate

4. Verb. Produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses. "A transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
Exact synonyms: Pulsate
Generic synonyms: Create, Make, Produce
Derivative terms: Pulsation, Pulsing

5. Noun. The rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health.
Exact synonyms: Heart Rate, Pulse Rate
Generic synonyms: Vital Sign, Rate
Specialized synonyms: Femoral Pulse, Radial Pulse
Derivative terms: Pulsate

6. Verb. Drive by or as if by pulsation. "A soft breeze pulsed the air"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Pulsate, Throb

7. Noun. Edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.).
Generic synonyms: Legume

Definition of Pulse

1. n. Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.

2. n. The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.

3. v. i. To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.

4. v. t. To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.

Definition of Pulse

1. Noun. Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals. ¹

2. Noun. (physiology) A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart. ¹

3. Noun. A beat or throb. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The beat or tactus of a piece of music. ¹

5. Verb. to beat, to throb, to flash. ¹

6. Verb. to flow, particularly of blood. ¹

7. Verb. to emit in discrete quantities ¹

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Definition of Pulse

1. to pulsate [v PULSED, PULSING, PULSES] - See also: pulsate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulse

pulse (current term)
pulse-time modulation
pulse counter
pulse demodulator
pulse demodulators
pulse detonation engine
pulse detonation engines
pulse dialing
pulse dialling
pulse generator
pulse height analyzer
pulse jet
pulse jets
pulse modulation
pulse modulations

Literary usage of Pulse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"( THE revival of interest in the venous pulse of man, following the publication of James Mackenzie's2 work, has, as a natural result, given rise to ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"A critical pulse, presumed to announce an. evacuation by the intestines. ... pulse, LOMG. One which strikes the finger to a great extent in length. ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"Venous pulse.—Under usual conditions the pulse wave is lost before entering the capillary regions, but as a result of dilatation in the arteries of an organ ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"Her countenance now was exceedingly anxious ; pulse not much harried ... The pain more urgent ; ikin hot ; pulse increased ; no action of the bowels. ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The velocity with which the pulse-wave travels depends chiefly on the amount of rigidity possessed by the tubing. The more extensible (with corresponding ..."

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