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English Dictionary: echo by the DICT Development Group
8 results for echo
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
    Synonym(s): echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication
  2. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
  3. a reply that repeats what has just been said
  4. a reflected television or radio or radar beam
  5. a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.; "his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau"; "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man"
  6. an imitation or repetition; "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"
  1. to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
    Synonym(s): repeat, echo
  2. ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
    Synonym(s): resound, echo, ring, reverberate
  3. call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
    Synonym(s): echo, recall
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Echo \Ech"o\, n.; pl. {Echoes}. [L. echo, Gr. [?] echo.] (Whist)
      (a) A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal,
            made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or as
            played by some exactly three trumps) and whose partner
            has led trumps or signaled for trumps.
      (b) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a
            high card in that suit is led by one's partner.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Echo \Ech"o\, n.; pl. {Echoes}. [L. echo, Gr. [?] echo, sound,
      akin to [?], [?], sound, noise; cf. Skr. v[be][?] to sound,
      bellow; perh. akin to E. voice: cf. F. [82]cho.]
      1. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to
            the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition
            of a sound.
                     The babbling echo mocks the hounds.   --Shak.
                     The woods shall answer, and the echo ring. --Pope.
      2. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
                     Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
                     Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his
                     heart.                                                --R. L.
            (a) (Myth. & Poetic) A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as
                  repeating, and causing the reverberation of them.
                           Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen
                           Within thy airy shell.                  --Milton.
            (b) (Gr. Myth.) A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth,
                  who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing
                  was left of her but her voice.
                           Compelled me to awake the courteous Echo To give
                           me answer from her mossy couch.   --Milton.
      {Echo organ} (Mus.), a set organ pipes inclosed in a box so
            as to produce a soft, distant effect; -- generally
            superseded by the swell.
      {Echo stop} (Mus.), a stop upon a harpsichord contrived for
            producing the soft effect of distant sound.
      {To applaud to the echo}, to give loud and continuous
            applause. --M. Arnold.
                     I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should
                     applaud again.                                    --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Echo \Ech"o\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Echoed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Echoing}. -- 3d pers. sing. pres. {Echoes}.]
      1. To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to
                     Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
                     The wondrous sound Is echoed on forever. --Keble.
      2. To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
                     They would have echoed the praises of the men whom
                     they [?]nvied, and then have sent to the newspaper
                     anonymous libels upon them.               --Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Echo \Ech"o\, v. i.
      To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall
      echoed with acclamations. [bd]Echoing noise.[b8] --Blackmore.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Echo, MN (city, FIPS 17900)
      Location: 44.62275 N, 95.41126 W
      Population (1990): 304 (145 housing units)
      Area: 2.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 56237
   Echo, OR (city, FIPS 22200)
      Location: 45.74395 N, 119.19203 W
      Population (1990): 499 (215 housing units)
      Area: 1.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 97826

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   echo [FidoNet] n.   A {topic group} on {FidoNet}'s echomail
   system.   Compare {newsgroup}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. A {topic group} on {FidoNet}'s {echomail} system.
      Compare {newsgroup}.
      2. A {Unix} command that just prints its arguments.
      [{Jargon File}]
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