Wednesday, May 11, 2022

I Have No Idea How Anyone Learned This Language, Including Me

This is from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary. It's the thesaurus entry for "sound."

sound (verb,1)

1  to continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves

//the stranded hiker's cries for help sounded throughout the canyon

2  to give the impression of being

//the idea at least sounds plausible

3  to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)

//a person who certainly isn't shy about sounding her opinions

4  to make known openly or publicly

//the grand opening of the region's newest and largest mall has been loudly sounded for months

sound (verb,2)

1  to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line

//the pilot sounded the river to make sure we weren't in any danger of runnin

2  to cast oneself head first into deep water

//a whale suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded

sound (noun,1)

1  range of hearing

//wandered off, out of her parents' sight and sound

sound (noun,2)

1  a narrow body of water between two land masses

//Long Island Sound is between Connecticut and Long Island, New York

sound (adjective)

1  according to the rules of logic

//sound reasoning alone should tell you that the result is invalid

2  enjoying health and vigor

//the horse is getting along in years, but still perfectly sound

3  marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion

//the shed looks flimsy, but it's actually surprisingly sound

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