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NOUN (6)

1. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves;
- Example: "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
[syn: 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.;
- Example: "his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau"
- Example: "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man"

6. an imitation or repetition;
- Example: "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"


VERB (3)

1. to say again or imitate;
- Example: "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
[syn: repeat, echo]

2. ring or echo with sound;
- Example: "the hall resounded with laughter"
[syn: resound, echo, ring, reverberate]

3. call to mind;
- Example: "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
[syn: echo, recall]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 reverberate. [1913 Webster] Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The wondrous sound Is echoed on forever. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt. [1913 Webster] They would have echoed the praises of the men whom they envied, and then have sent to the newspaper anonymous libels upon them. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Echo \Ech"o\ ([e^]k"[-o]), n.; pl. Echoes ([e^]k"[=o]z). [L. echo, Gr. 'hchw` echo, sound, akin to 'hchh`, 'h^chos, sound, noise; cf. Skr. v[=a][,c] to sound, bellow; perh. akin to E. voice: cf. F. ['e]cho.] 1. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound. [1913 Webster] The babbling echo mocks the hounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The woods shall answer, and the echo ring. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer. [1913 Webster] Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart. --R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) (Myth. & Poetic) A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Compelled me to awake the courteous Echo To give me answer from her mossy couch. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Whist, Contract Bridge) (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. [1913 Webster] I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Echo \Ech"o\, v. i. To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations. "Echoing noise." --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

echo n 1: the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps" [syn: 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" v 1: to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders" [syn: repeat, echo] 2: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter" [syn: resound, echo, ring, reverberate] 3: call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy" [syn: echo, recall]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

289 Moby Thesaurus words for "echo": CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, accord, acknowledge, acknowledgment, act like, action and reaction, adumbration, affect, agree, agree in opinion, agree with, answer, answer back, answering, antiphon, antiphonal chanting, antiphony, ape, assume, automatic reaction, autonomic reaction, back answer, back talk, backchat, be affected, be in tune, be inspired, be involved, be moved, be reflected, be sent back, beam, beat signal, blips, boom, booming, borrow, bounce back, bounceback, bounces, care about, caring, catch the flame, catch the infection, change color, chime in with, choir, chord, chorus, claviature, close with, coincide, color with emotion, come again, come back, come back at, come up again, comeback, concern, concur, conform to, conformist, console, copier, copy, copycat, copyist, counterfeit, counterfeiter, crib, cuckoo, dig, display, dissembler, dissimulator, ditto, do, do a repeat, do again, do like, do over, double, double-dot display, doubling, duplicate, duplication, echo back, echo signal, echoer, echoist, eighty-eight, empathize with, empathy, emulate, encore, evasive reply, facsimile, fake, faker, fall in with, fellow feeling, fingerboard, flash back, forge, forger, give acknowledgment, give answer, go along with, go back, go like, go with, great, growl, growling, grumble, grumbling, hoke, hoke up, hypocrite, identification, identify with, imitate, imitation, imitator, impersonator, impostor, involvement, iteration, ivories, keep coming, keyboard, keys, local oscillator signal, make like, manual, meet, mime, mimer, mimic, mimicker, mirror, mirror image, mocker, mockingbird, monkey, organ manual, outline, output signal, parrot, pathos, pedals, phony, piano keys, picture, pips, plagiarism, plagiarist, plagiarize, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot, poseur, predictable response, quotation, quote, radar signal, react, reaction, reading, ready reply, reappear, reappearance, rebirth, reboation, rebound, receipt, recur, recurrence, redo, redouble, redoubling, reduplicate, reduplication, reecho, reflect, reflection, reflex, reflex action, refluence, reflux, regurgitate, regurgitation, reincarnate, reincarnation, reiteration, rejoin, rejoinder, relate to emotionally, relating, renew, renewal, reoccur, reoccurrence, repartee, repeat, repeat performance, repercussion, repetition, replica, replication, reply, repost, reproduce, reproduction, rescript, rescription, resound, resounding, respond, respondence, response, responsion, responsiveness, responsory, responsory report, resume, resumption, retort, retroaction, return, return answer, return for answer, return signal, reverberate, reverberation, revert, revive, revulsion, ring, riposte, rise, roll, rumble, rumbling, say, say again, say in reply, send back, shadow, share, sharing, sheep, shoot back, short answer, side with, signal, signal display, silhouette, simulate, simulation, simulator, snappy comeback, solo, sound, spot, strike in with, swell, sympathetic chord, sympathetic response, sympathize with, sympathy, talk back, target image, thunder, thundering, trace, transmitter signal, unthinking response, vibes, vibrations, video signal, witty reply, witty retort, yes-and-no answer
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ECHO European Community Host Organisation (org., Europe)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

echo 1. A topic group on FidoNet's echomail system. Compare newsgroup. 2. A Unix command that just prints its arguments. [Jargon File]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Echo, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 650 Housing Units (2000): 252 Land area (2000): 0.595598 sq. miles (1.542591 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.595598 sq. miles (1.542591 sq. km) FIPS code: 22200 Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 45.741196 N, 119.194632 W ZIP Codes (1990): 97826 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Echo, OR Echo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Echo, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 278 Housing Units (2000): 136 Land area (2000): 1.017813 sq. miles (2.636124 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.017813 sq. miles (2.636124 sq. km) FIPS code: 17900 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 44.617088 N, 95.415071 W ZIP Codes (1990): 56237 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Echo, MN Echo