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Meaning of ECHO

Pronunciation:  'ekow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
  2. [n]  a reply that repeats what has just been said
  3. [n]  (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
  4. [v]  to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders."
  5. [v]  ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
  6. [v]  call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

ECHO is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: recall, repeat, replication, resound, reverberate, reverberation, ring, sound reflection
 See Also: bong, consonate, cuckoo, emit, go, let loose, let out, nymph, parrot, recite, reecho, reecho, re-echo, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion, regurgitate, reply, reproduce, resemble, response, sound, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ech"o\, n.; pl. {Echoes}. [L. echo, Gr. ? echo, sound,
    akin to ?, ?, sound, noise; cf. Skr. v[=a]? to sound, bellow;
    perh. akin to E. voice: cf. F. ['e]cho.]
    1. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to
       the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition
       of a sound.
             The babbling echo mocks the hounds.   --Shak.
             The woods shall answer, and the echo ring. --Pope.
    2. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
             Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
             Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his
             heart.                                --R. L.
       (a) (Myth. & Poetic) A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as
           repeating, and causing the reverberation of them.
                 Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen
                 Within thy airy shell.            --Milton.
       (b) (Gr. Myth.) A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth,
           who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing
           was left of her but her voice.
                 Compelled me to awake the courteous Echo To give
                 me answer from her mossy couch.   --Milton.
    {Echo organ} (Mus.), a set organ pipes inclosed in a box so
       as to produce a soft, distant effect; -- generally
       superseded by the swell.
    {Echo stop} (Mus.), a stop upon a harpsichord contrived for
       producing the soft effect of distant sound.
    {To applaud to the echo}, to give loud and continuous
       applause. --M. Arnold.
             I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should
             applaud again.                        --Shak.
  2. \Ech"o\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Echoed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Echoing}. -- 3d pers. sing. pres. {Echoes}.]
    1. To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to
             Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
             The wondrous sound Is echoed on forever. --Keble.
    2. To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
             They would have echoed the praises of the men whom
             they ?nvied, and then have sent to the newspaper
             anonymous libels upon them.           --Macaulay.
  3. \Ech"o\, v. i.
    To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall
    echoed with acclamations. ``Echoing noise.'' --Blackmore.
  4. \Ech"o\, n.; pl. {Echoes}. [L. echo, Gr. ? echo.] (Whist)
    (a) A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal,
        made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or as
        played by some exactly three trumps) and whose partner
        has led trumps or signaled for trumps.
    (b) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a
        high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
Computing Dictionary

1. A topic group on fidonet's echomail system.

Compare newsgroup.

2. A unix command that just prints its arguments.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing or make an echo in your dream, symbolizes your need to repeat yourself in order to be heard and for others to believe you. You should also pay attention to the power and impact of your own words. You are waiting and hoping for a reaction from those around you. It is also symbolic of the soul.
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