Thesaurus

pulse

noun

Synonyms of pulse

(Entry 1 of 2)

a rhythmic expanding and contracting
  • his resting pulse rate is much lower than that of most men his age

Synonyms for pulse

Words Related to pulse

pulse

verb

Synonyms of pulse (Entry 2 of 2)

to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
  • blood vessels pulsing in time with the heartbeat

Synonyms for pulse

Words Related to pulse

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pulse

Time Traveler for pulse

Time Traveler

The first known use of pulse was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Pulse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pulse. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on pulse

Dictionary: Definition of pulse

Medical Dictionary: Definition of pulse

Nglish: Translation of pulse for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of pulse for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pulse

Comments on pulse

What made you want to look up pulse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!