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Meaning of PULSE

Pronunciation:  puls

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
  2. [n]  the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  3. [n]  (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. [n]  the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  7. [v]  drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"

PULSE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: beat, heart rate, heartbeat, impulse, pulsate, pulsate, pulsation, pulse rate, pulsing, throb
 See Also: beat, create, diastole, displace, femoral pulse, legume, make, move, periodic event, pound, pounding, produce, pulse, radial pulse, rate, recurrent event, systole, throb, throbbing, thump, undulation, vital sign, wave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pulse\, n. [OE. puls, L. puls, pultis, a thick pap or
    pottage made of meal, pulse, etc. See {Poultice}, and cf.
    Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
          If all the world Should, in a pet of temperance, feed
          on pulse.                                --Milton.
  2. \Pulse\, n. [OE. pous, OF. pous, F. pouls, fr. L. pulsus
    (sc. venarum), the beating of the pulse, the pulse, from
    pellere, pulsum, to beat, strike; cf. Gr. ? to swing, shake,
    ? to shake. Cf. {Appeal}, {Compel}, {Impel}, {Push}.]
    1. (Physiol.) The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood
       vessels, especially of the arteries.
    Note: In an artery the pulse is due to the expansion and
          contraction of the elastic walls of the artery by the
          action of the heart upon the column of blood in the
          arterial system. On the commencement of the diastole of
          the ventricle, the semilunar valves are closed, and the
          aorta recoils by its elasticity so as to force part of
          its contents into the vessels farther onwards. These,
          in turn, as they already contain a certain quantity of
          blood, expand, recover by an elastic recoil, and
          transmit the movement with diminished intensity. Thus a
          series of movements, gradually diminishing in
          intensity, pass along the arterial system (see the Note
          under {Heart}). For the sake of convenience, the radial
          artery at the wrist is generally chosen to detect the
          precise character of the pulse. The pulse rate varies
          with age, position, sex, stature, physical and
          psychical influences, etc.
    2. 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.
             The measured pulse of racing oars.    --Tennyson.
             When the ear receives any simple sound, it is struck
             by a single pulse of the air, which makes the
             eardrum and the other membranous parts vibrate
             according to the nature and species of the stroke.
    {Pulse glass}, an instrument consisting to a glass tube with
       terminal bulbs, and containing ether or alcohol, which the
       heat of the hand causes to boil; -- so called from the
       pulsating motion of the liquid when thus warmed.
    {Pulse wave} (Physiol.), the wave of increased pressure
       started by the ventricular systole, radiating from the
       semilunar valves over the arterial system, and gradually
       disappearing in the smaller branches.
             the pulse wave travels over the arterial system at
             the rate of about 29.5 feet in a second. --H. N.
    {To feel one's pulse}.
       (a) To ascertain, by the sense of feeling, the condition
           of the arterial pulse.
       (b) Hence, to sound one's opinion; to try to discover
           one's mind.
  3. \Pulse\, v. i.
    To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to
    pulsate; to throb. --Ray.
  4. \Pulse\, v. t. [See {Pulsate}, {Pulse} a beating.]
    To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate. [R.]
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Expansion of an artery following each contraction of the heart.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Dan. 1:12, 16), R.V. "herbs," vegetable food in general.