from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To resound in a succession of echoes; reecho.
- intransitive v. To have a prolonged or continuing effect: Those talks with his teacher reverberated throughout his life.
- intransitive v. To be repeatedly reflected, as sound waves, heat, or light.
- intransitive v. To be forced or driven back; recoil or rebound.
- transitive v. To reecho (a sound). See Synonyms at echo.
- transitive v. To reflect (heat or light) repeatedly.
- transitive v. To drive or force back; repel.
- transitive v. To subject (a metal, for example) to treatment in a reverberatory furnace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to ring with many echos
- v. to have a lasting effect
- v. to repeatedly return
- v. to rebound or recoil
- v. to shine or reflect (from a surface, etc.)
- v. to shine or glow (on something) with reflected light
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Reverberant.
- adj. Driven back, as sound; reflected.
- transitive v. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
- transitive v. To send or force back; to repel from side to side.
- transitive v. Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat.
- intransitive v. To resound; to echo.
- intransitive v. To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat back; repel; repulse.
- To return, as sound; echo.
- To turn back; drive back; bend back; reflect: as, to reverberate rays of light or heat.—
- Specifically, to deflect (flame or heat) as in a reverberatory furnance.
- To reduce by reverberated heat; fuse.
- To beat upon; fall upon.
- To be driven back or reflected, as light or heat.
- To echo; reëcho; resound.
- To apply reverberated heat; use reverberatory agency, as in the fusing of metals.
- Synonyms Recoil, etc. See rebound.
- Reverberated; cast back; returned; reflected.
- Reverberant; causing reverberation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a long or continuing effect
- v. to throw or bend back (from a surface)
- v. ring or echo with sound
- v. treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace
- v. spring back; spring away from an impact
- v. be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves
Words can cut and cleave a person in a way nothing else can - having a hateful word reverberate in your head for weeks can eat at the essence of your worth.
Tschminsk! why did the simple word reverberate upon Gertrude's ears?
Their rattling calls reverberate along waterways throughout the breeding season, and their flashing wings are apparent year-round.
The results will show one-off costs of 184 million euros from an operation which will 'reverberate' by 50 million euros in future results, he said.
We have seen how politically relevant information can be injected into religious social networks and how the echo chambers of religious social networks cause such information to reverberate.
Those teachings then reverberate within the echo chambers of the friendship networks formed within religious communities, where their political relevance is reinforced.
Here, the echoes of suffering and joy reverberate from the early days of Congo Square.
But when those connections fray, the costs can reverberate on many levels.
Labor leaders and Democratic strategists said Ohio's repeal of a recent law restricting collective-bargaining rights for 350,000 public-sector workers will reverberate in other states where Republican governors have attempted or are mulling similar actions.
But one aspect of its downfall could reverberate well beyond the firm and its immediate customers.