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Meaning of sound

sound

Pronunciation: (sound), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to make or emit a sound.
  2. to give forth a sound as a call or summons: The bugle sounded as the troops advanced.
  3. to be heard, as a sound.
  4. to convey a certain impression when heard or read: to sound strange.
  5. to give a specific sound: to sound loud.
  6. to give the appearance of being; seem: The report sounds true.
  7. to have as its basis or foundation (usually fol. by in): His action sounds in contract.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to make or emit a sound: to sound a bell.
  2. to give forth (a sound): The oboe sounded an A.
  3. to announce, order, or direct by or as by a sound: The bugle sounded retreat. His speech sounded a warning to aggressor nations.
  4. to utter audibly, pronounce, or express: to sound each letter.
  5. to examine by percussion or auscultation: to sound a patient's chest.
  6. Has he been sounding off about his golf game again?
    1. to call out one's name, as at military roll call.
    2. to speak freely or frankly, esp. to complain in such a manner.
    3. to exaggerate; boast:Has he been sounding off about his golf game again?

sound

Pronunciation: (sound), [key]
— adj., adv. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound heart; a sound mind.
  2. financially strong, secure, or reliable: a sound business; sound investments.
  3. competent, sensible, or valid: sound judgment.
  4. having no defect as to truth, justice, wisdom, or reason: sound advice.
  5. of substantial or enduring character: sound moral values.
  6. following in a systematic pattern without any apparent defect in logic: sound reasoning.
  7. uninterrupted and untroubled; deep: sound sleep.
  8. vigorous, thorough, or severe: a sound thrashing.
  9. free from moral defect or weakness; upright, honest, or good; honorable; loyal.
  10. having no legal defect: a sound title to property.
  11. theologically correct or orthodox, as doctrines or a theologian.
—adv.
  1. deeply; thoroughly: sound asleep.

sound

Pronunciation: (sound), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to use the lead and line or some other device for measuring depth, as at sea.
  2. to go down or touch bottom, as a lead.
  3. to plunge downward or dive, as a whale.
  4. to make investigation; seek information, esp. by indirect inquiries.
—n.
  1. a long, slender instrument for sounding or exploring body cavities or canals.

sound

Pronunciation: (sound), [key]
  1. a relatively narrow passage of water between larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island: Long Island Sound.
  2. an inlet, arm, or recessed portion of the sea: Puget Sound.
  3. the air bladder of a fish.

Sound

Pronunciation: (sound), [key]
  1. a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 mi. (140 km) long; 3–30 mi. (5–48 km) wide. Swedish and Danish,
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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