sounder


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sound·er 1

 (soun′dər)
n.
One that makes a sound: a sounder of alarms.

sound·er 2

 (soun′dər)
n.
One that sounds, especially a device for making soundings of the sea.

sound·er 3

 (soun′dər)
n.
A group of wild pigs.

[Middle English, from Old French sondre, of Germanic origin.]

sounder

(ˈsaʊndə)
n
(Telecommunications) an electromagnetic device formerly used in telegraphy to convert electric signals sent over wires into audible sounds

sounder

(ˈsaʊndə)
n
(Navigation) a person or device that measures the depth of water, etc

sound•er1

(ˈsaʊn dər)

n.
one that makes a sound.
[1585–95]

sound•er2

(ˈsaʊn dər)

n.
one that sounds depth.
[1565–75]

Sounder

 a herd of wild swine; pigs or boars, 1410.
Example: sounder of scholars—N. Y. Times, 1983.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sounder - a device for making soundingssounder - a device for making soundings  
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
References in classic literature ?
The closer you penetrated to the substance of his mind, the sounder it appeared.
Tom went aboard one of the big transient boats that night with his heavy satchel of miscellaneous plunder, and slept the sleep of the unjust, which is serener and sounder than the other kind, as we know by the hanging-eve history of a million rascals.
Sounder fierie Cope together rush'd Both Battels maine, with ruinous assault And inextinguishable rage; all Heav'n Resounded, and had Earth bin then, all Earth Had to her Center shook.
These reflections had tamed and brought down to a pitch of sounder judgment a temper, which, under other circumstances, might have waxed haughty, supercilious, and obstinate.
I lay down on the grass, which was very short and soft, where I slept sounder than ever I remembered to have done in my life, and, as I reckoned, about nine hours; for when I awaked, it was just day-light.
When he came back after removing the coal-scuttle, Tommy Brock was lying a little more sideways; but he seemed even sounder asleep.
2) The communication is much more rapid, the average number of words transmitted in a minute by the Morse sounder being from fifteen to twenty, by telephone from one to two hundred.
Then thou shalt give me to drink but two drops of the balsam I have mentioned, and thou shalt see me become sounder than an apple.
I thought you had sounder sense than to get mixed up in foreign hodge-podge of this sort.
He may lie for a whole year, and his flesh shall still be as sound as ever, or even sounder.
God forbid," answered the professor, somewhat testily; "at least, unless they take sounder views of the healing art than those adopted by Rappaccini.
He has put Sir Leicester's sounder arm over his shoulder in lifting him up, and Sir Leicester is slow in drawing it away again as he says these words.