pulse - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pulse”

See all translations

pulse

noun [C]  us   /pʌls/
biology a regular rhythm made by blood being moved through your body by your heart, esp. when it is felt at the wrist or side of the neck physics A pulse is also a single burst of light or some other form of energy that is sudden and strong.

pulse

verb [I]  us   /pʌls/
to move with a regular beat: The music pulses with soul, Creole, and Cuban rhythms.
Translations of “pulse”
in Arabic نَبْض…
in Korean 맥박…
in Malaysian denyutan nadi…
in French pouls…
in Turkish nabız, nabız atışı…
in Italian polso, battito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 規律跳動, 脈搏, (聲波或光波的)脈衝…
in Russian пульс…
in Polish puls, tętno…
in Vietnamese nhịp đập, mạch…
in Spanish pulso…
in Portuguese pulso…
in Thai ชีพจร…
in German der Puls…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese 脈拍, 鼓動…
in Indonesian denyut nadi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 规律跳动, 脉搏, (声波或光波的)脉冲…
(Definition of pulse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pulse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pulse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More