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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Echo  \Ech"o\,  n.;  pl  {Echoes}.  [L.  echo,  Gr  ?  echo.]  (Whist) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Echo  \Ech"o\,  n.;  pl  {Echoes}.  [L.  echo,  Gr  ?  echo,  sound, 
  akin  to  ?,  ?,  sound,  noise;  cf  Skr.  v[=a]?  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. 
 
  The  babbling  echo  mocks  the  hounds.  --Shak. 
 
  The  woods  shall  answer,  and  the  echo  ring.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Sympathetic  recognition;  response;  answer. 
 
  Fame  is  the  echo  of  actions,  resounding  them 
  --Fuller. 
 
  Many  kind  and  sincere  speeches  found  an  echo  in  his 
  heart.  --R.  L. 
  Stevenson. 
 
  3. 
  a  (Myth.  &  Poetic)  A  wood  or  mountain  nymph,  regarded  as 
  repeating,  and  causing  the  reverberation  of  them 
 
  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. 
 
  Compelled  me  to  awake  the  courteous  Echo  To  give 
  me  answer  from  her  mossy  couch.  --Milton. 
 
  {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  superseded  by  the  swell.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. 
 
  I  would  applaud  thee  to  the  very  echo,  That  should 
  applaud  again  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Echo  \Ech"o\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  an  echo;  to  resound;  to  be  sounded  back  as  the  hall 
  echoed  with  acclamations.  ``Echoing  noise.''  --Blackmore. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Those  peals  are  echoed  by  the  Trojan  throng. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  wondrous  sound  Is  echoed  on  forever.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  To  repeat  with  assent;  to  respond;  to  adopt. 
 
  They  would  have  echoed  the  praises  of  the  men  whom 
  they  ?nvied,  and  then  have  sent  to  the  newspaper 
  anonymous  libels  upon  them  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  echo 
  n  1:  the  persistence  of  a  sound  after  its  source  has  stopped 
  [syn:  {reverberation},  {sound  reflection}] 
  2:  a  reply  that  repeats  what  has  just  been  said 
  v  1:  to  say  again  or  imitate:  "followers  echoing  the  cries  of 
  their  leaders."  [syn:  {repeat}] 
  2:  ring  or  echo  with  sound;  reverberate;  "the  hall  resounded 
  with  laughter"  [syn:  {resound},  {ring},  {reverberate}] 
  3:  call  to  mind:  "His  words  echoed  John  F.  Kennedy"  [syn:  {recall}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Echo,  MN  (city,  FIPS  17900) 
  Location:  44.62275  N,  95.41126  W 
  Population  (1990):  304  (145  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56237 
  Echo,  OR  (city,  FIPS  22200) 
  Location:  45.74395  N,  119.19203  W 
  Population  (1990):  499  (215  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97826 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  echo  [FidoNet]  n.  A  {topic  group}  on  {FidoNet}'s  echomail 
  system.  Compare  {newsgroup}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  echo 
 
  1.  A  {topic  group}  on  {FidoNet}'s  {echomail}  system. 
 
  Compare  {newsgroup}. 
 
  2.  A  {Unix}  command  that  just  prints  its  arguments. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ECHO 
  European  Community  Host  Organisation  (org.,  Europe) 
 
 




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