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Meaning of REVERBERATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]ri'vurburit, [v]ri'vurbu`reyt, ree'vurbu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  treat, process, heatl, metl, or refine in a reverberating furnace; "reverberate ore"
  2. [v]  spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
  3. [v]  to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"; "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
  4. [v]  be reflected, as of heat, sound, or light waves
  5. [v]  ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
  6. [v]  have a long or continuing effect; "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
 

REVERBERATE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bounce, bound, echo, rebound, recoil, reflect, resile, resound, ricochet, ring, spring, take a hop
 
 See Also: bong, bound off, carom, consonate, die hard, endure, glance, go, jump, kick, kick back, leap, mirror, persist, prevail, process, reecho, run, skip, sound, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*ver"ber*ate\, a. [L. reverberatus, p. p. of
    reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare
    to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.]
    1. Reverberant. [Obs.] ``The reverberate hills.'' --Shak.
    
    2. Driven back, as sound; reflected. [Obs.] --Drayton.
    
    
  2. \Re*ver"ber*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Reverberated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reverberating}.]
    1. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo,
       as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
    
             Who, like an arch, reverberates The voice again.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as,
       flame is reverberated in a furnace.
    
    3. Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat. [Obs.] ``Reverberated
       into glass.'' --Sir T. Browne.
    
    
  3. \Re*ver"ber*ate\, v. i.
    1. To resound; to echo.
    
    2. To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of
       light; to be echoed, as sound.
    
    
 

 

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