n. A beat; a stroke; especially, a measured, regular, or rhythmical beat; a short, quick motion regularly repeated, as in a medium of the transmission of light, sound, etc.; a pulsation; a vibration.n. Specifically, in physiology, the series of rhythmically recurring maxima of fluid tension in any blood-vessel, consequent on the contractions of the heart.n. In music, same as beat or accent.n. Figuratively, feeling; sentiment; general opinion, drift, tendency, or movement, private or public: as, the pulse of an occasion; the pulse of the community.n. A frequent pulse.n. An infrequent pulse.To drive.To drive by a pulsation of the heart.To beat, as the arteries or heart.n. The esculent seeds of leguminous plants cultivated as field or garden crops, as peas, beans, lentils, etc.n. One of the plants producing pulse.n. In physical, a proposed unit for the measurement of the time-integral of forces.