sonar

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See also: Sonar, SONAR, sónar, and soñar

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From SONAR, acronym of sound navigation and ranging. Coined by American scientist Frederick Vinton Hunt in the 1940s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sonar (countable and uncountable, plural sonars)

  1. (nautical) echolocation
  2. (nautical) A device that uses hydrophones (in the same manner as radar) to locate objects underwater.

Synonyms[edit]

  • SONAR (acronym of sound navigation and ranging)

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan sonar, from Latin sonāre, present active infinitive of sonō.

Verb[edit]

sonar (first-person singular present sono, past participle sonat)

  1. (intransitive) to sound, to make a sound
  2. (intransitive) to ring, to buzz
  3. (figuratively, intransitive) to ring a bell
    Em sona la seva cara.His face looks familiar.
Conjugation[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Noun[edit]

sonar m (uncountable)

  1. sonar

Further reading[edit]


Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sonar m (plural sonars)

  1. sonar

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Noun[edit]

sonar m (plural sonars)

  1. sonar

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

sonar

  1. indefinite genitive singular of sonur

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto soni (to sound), French sonner, Italian suonare, Spanish sonar, ultimately from Latin sonō (to make a noise).

Verb[edit]

sonar (present tense sonas, past tense sonis, future tense sonos, imperative sonez, conditional sonus)

  1. to ring

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Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

sonar

  1. to call (to name or refer to)
    Synonyms: cridar, apelar

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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

sonar

  1. genitive singular of sonr

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Noun[edit]

sonar m (plural sonares)

  1. (nautical) sonar (technique and device that uses sound propagation to detect underwater objects)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sonar

Noun[edit]

sonar n (plural sonare)

  1. sonar

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sǒnaːr/
  • Hyphenation: so‧nar

Noun[edit]

sònār m (Cyrillic spelling со̀на̄р)

  1. sonar

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /soˈnaɾ/, [soˈnaɾ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish sonar, from Latin sonāre, present active infinitive of sonō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swen- (to sound, resound).

Verb[edit]

sonar (first-person singular present sueno, first-person singular preterite soné, past participle sonado)

  1. (intransitive) to sound, to ring
    • 2014, “Suena La Alarma”, performed by Daddy Yankee:
      Suena la alarma, que mi nena esta robándose el show / Oh síguelo
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (intransitive) to sound (appear)
    Suena como que ya te has decidido.It sounds like your mind is made up.
    Suena como si no tuviéramos otra opción.It sounds like we don't have any other choice.
  3. (figuratively, intransitive) to ring a bell, to be familiar
    Me suena el nombre, pero no lo ubico.
    His name rings a bell but I can't place him.
  4. (transitive) to make sound, to play
    Synonym: tocar
    sonar la bocinato sound the horn
  5. (transitive, reflexive, figuratively) to blow one's nose
    Despues de estornudar, me soné la nariz.
    After I sneezed, I blew my nose.
Conjugation[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English sonar.

Noun[edit]

sonar m (plural sonares)

  1. sonar (a device that uses hydrophones to locate objects underwater)
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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

sonar

  1. present tense of sona.

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sonāre, present active infinitive of sonō. Compare Italian suonare.

Verb[edit]

sonar

  1. (transitive) to play, sound

Conjugation[edit]

  • Venetian conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.