Associations to the word «Sonar»


SONAR, noun. (nautical) echolocation
SONAR, noun. (nautical) A device that uses hydrophones (in the same manner as radar) to locate objects underwater.
SONAR, noun. Abbreviation of sound navigation and ranging.

Dictionary definition

SONAR, noun. A measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke