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SoundSound Sound, n. [AS. sund a swimming, akin to E. swim. See
The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed
article of food.
Sound Sound, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A cuttlefish. [Obs.] --Ainsworth.
SoundSound Sound, a. [Compar. Sounder; superl. Soundest.] [OE.
sound, AS. sund; akin to D. gezond, G. gesund, OHG. gisunt,
Dan. & Sw. sund, and perhaps to L. sanus. Cf. Sane.]
1. Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or
decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit;
a sound tooth; a sound ship.
2. Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; --
said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound
constitution; a sound understanding.
3. Firm; strong; safe.
The brasswork here, how rich it is in beams, And
how, besides, it makes the whole house sound.
4. Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful;
orthodox; -- said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound
Do not I know you a favorer Of this new seat? Ye are
nor sound. --Shak.
5. Founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be
overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument
or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast
heard of me. --2 Tim. i.
6. heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.
7. Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.
8. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound
title to land.
Note: Sound is sometimes used in the formation of
self-explaining compounds; as, sound-headed,
sound-hearted, sound-timbered, etc.
Sound currency (Com.), a currency whose actual value is the
same as its nominal value; a currency which does not
deteriorate or depreciate or fluctuate in comparision with
the standard of values.
Sound Sound, v. i.
To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other
I sound as a shipman soundeth in the sea with his
plummet to know the depth of sea. --Palsgrave.
Sound Sound, adv.
So sound he slept that naught might him awake.
SoundSound Sound, n. [AS. sund a narrow sea or strait; akin to
Icel., Sw., Dan. & G. sund, probably so named because it
could be swum across. See Swim.] (Geog.)
A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland
and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or
connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound
between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound.
The Sound of Denmark, where ships pay toll. --Camden.
Sound dues, tolls formerly imposed by Denmark on vessels
passing through the Baltic Sound. SoundSound Sound, n. [F. sonde. See Sound to fathom.] (Med.)
Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which
cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the
bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture. SoundSound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus
akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E.
swan. Cf. Assonant, Consonant, Person, Sonata,
Sonnet, Sonorous, Swan.]
1. The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration
of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or
perception of the mind received through the ear, and
produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other
medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an
impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or
vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or
by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum;
the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming
sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.
The warlike sound Of trumpets loud and clarions.
2. The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which
would occasion sound to a percipient if present with
unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic
media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.
Note: In this sense, sounds are spoken of as audible and
3. Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and
Sense and not sound . . . must be the principle.
Sound boarding, boards for holding pugging, placed in
partitions of under floors in order to deaden sounds.
Sound bow, in a series of transverse sections of a bell,
that segment against which the clapper strikes, being the
part which is most efficacious in producing the sound. See
Illust. of Bell.
Sound post. (Mus.) See Sounding post, under Sounding.
Sound Sound, v. t.
1. To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a
trumpet or a horn.
A bagpipe well could he play and soun[d]. --Chaucer.
2. To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the
voice, or on an instrument.
3. To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or
sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to
sound a retreat; to sound a parley.
The clock sounded the hour of noon. --G. H. Lewes.
4. To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported;
to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame
of a great man or a great exploit.
5. To examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same
to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a
piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a
6. To signify; to import; to denote. [Obs.] --Milton.
Soun[d]ing alway the increase of his winning.