pulse

Definitions:

The alternate contractions and dilatations of an artery, caused by the action of the heart, and perceptible to the touch; a throb; any measured or regular beat.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Leguminous plants or their seeds.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To beat, as the pulse. To feel one's pulse, to sound one's opinion.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (verb, noun) (v. & n.) (verb, noun)
Grain or seed of beans, pease, etc.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The beating or throbbing of the heart and arteries; a regular beat or stroke.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The beating of the arteries.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The beat or throb observable in the arteries, due to the action of the heart.
- A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Leguminous seed.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Pulseless.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
To beat or throb, as the blood in the veins.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (verb) (v. i.) (verb intransitive)
Grain contained in a pod or case.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The throbbing or beating in the arteries due to the contractions of the heart; a stroke or beat occurring at regular intervals; as, the pulse of an engine; plants such as peas, beans, etc., and the seeds of them used for food.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A beating: a throb: a vibration: the beating of the heart and the arteries.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

She reached out, as if to take it; but, as though the act was too forward, her fingers slipped to his wrist instead, and she felt his pulse with the gravity of a doctor.
- The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
It was unmistakably the pulse of an exhausted man.
- Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
His style is American, and beats with the pulse of the climate.
- Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman