1. Reverberant. [Obs.] “The reverberate hills.”
2. Driven back, as sound; reflected. [Obs.]
Re·ver·ber·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reverberated p. pr. & vb. n. Reverberating.]
1. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
Who, like an arch, reverberates
The voice again. --Shak.
2. To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace.
3. Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat. [Obs.] “Reverberated into glass.”
Re·ver·ber·ate, v. i.
1. To resound; to echo.
2. To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound.
v 1: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
[syn: resound, echo, ring]
2: have a long or continuing effect; "The discussions with my
teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
3: be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves; "the
waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"
4: to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror
in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"; "Sound
is reflected well in this auditorium" [syn: reflect]
5: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
spring, bound, rebound, recoil, ricochet]
6: treat, process, heatl, metl, or refine in a reverberating
furnace; "reverberate ore"