Noun Definition


1.Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Related Noun(s):cadence, measure, meter, metre

Category: General

2.Definition: a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

Related Noun(s):beatnik

Category: People

3.Definition: a regular rate of repetition

"The cox raised the beat"

Category: General

4.Definition: a regular route for a sentry or policeman

"In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

Related Noun(s):round

Category: Places

5.Definition: a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations

Category: General

6.Definition: a stroke or blow

"The signal was two beats on the steam pipe"

Category: General

7.Definition: the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

Category: General

8.Definition: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

"The piece has a fast rhythm", "The conductor set the beat"

Related Noun(s):rhythm

Category: General

9.Definition: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

"He could feel the beat of her heart"

Related Noun(s):heartbeat, pulsation, pulse

Category: General

10.Definition: the sound of stroke or blow

"He heard the beat of a drum"

Category: General