• (RP, GA) IPA: /pʌls/
    • (America)
  • (Canada) IPA: /pʊls/, /pʌls/

pulse (plural pulses)

  1. (physiology) A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart.
  2. A beat or throb.
    • Tennyson
      the measured pulse of racing oars
    • Burke
      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.
  3. (music) The beat or tactus of a piece of music.
  4. An autosoliton
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pulse (pulses, present participle pulsing; past and past participle pulsed)

  1. To beat, to throb, to flash.
    In the dead of night, all was still but the pulsing light.
  2. To flow, particularly of blood.
    Hot blood pulses through my veins.
  3. To emit in discrete quantities.
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pulse (plural pulses)

  1. 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.

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