n.1.The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
1.(Zool.) A cuttlefish.
a.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.
4.Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; - said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.
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 principles.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me.
- 2 Tim. i. 13.
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.
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.
So sound he slept that naught might him awake.
- Spenser.
n.1.(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.
v. t.1.To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.
[imp. & p. p. Sounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Sounding.]
2.Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
I was in jest,
And by that offer meant to sound your breast.
- Dryden.
3.(Med.) To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.
v. i.1.To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
n.1.(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.
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.
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.
3.Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.
Sense and not sound . . . must be the principle.
- Locke.
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.
v. i.1.To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect.
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues!
- Shak.
2.To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
From you sounded out the word of the Lord.
- 1 Thess. i. 8.
3.To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.
To sound in
to tend to; to partake of the nature of; to be consonant with.
v. t.1.To cause to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn; to sound an alarm.
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 patient.
6.To signify; to import; to denote.
Noun1.sound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
silence, quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
2.sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
3.sound - mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
4.sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
5.Soundsound - the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
Synonyms: audio
6.sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
Synonyms: speech sound, phone
7.sound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
Synonyms: strait
8.sound - a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
Verb1.sound - appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
2.sound - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Synonyms: go
3.sound - give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
4.sound - announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
5.sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
Synonyms: vocalize, voice, vocalise
6.sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
7.sound - measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
Synonyms: fathom
Adj.1.sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
2.sound - exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
3.sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
unsound - not in good condition; damaged or decayed; "an unsound foundation"
4.sound - in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
Synonyms: good
5.sound - reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"
6.sound - having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
Synonyms: legal
7.sound - free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
8.sound - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
Synonyms: wakeless, profound, heavy
9.sound - thorough; "a sound thrashing"
Adv.1.sound - deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"
Synonyms: soundly
1.sound - audio.
2.(logic)sound - An inference system A is sound with respect to another system B if A can only reach conclusions which are true in B. A type inference system is considered sound with respect to a semantics if the type inferred for an expression is the same as the type inferred for the meaning of that expression under the semantics.

The dual to soundness is completeness.
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