Sound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Sounding.]
1. To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.
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.
I've sounded my Numidians man by man. --Addison.
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.
adj : (of water depth) measured by a line and plumb [syn: plumbed]