- the brief, high-pitched sound of a horn, as on an automobile or bicycle
- a brief, high-pitched electronic signal, used in warning, direction-finding, etc.
Origin of beepechoic
to make such a sound
to cause to make such a sound
A sound or signal, as from a horn or an electronic device.
verbbeeped, beep·ing, beeps
To make a beep.
- To cause to make a beep: The drivers stuck in traffic beeped their horns.
- To activate the beeper of (a person) by telephoning its number.
Origin of beepImitative
(third-person singular simple present beeps, present participle beeping, simple past and past participle beeped)
- To sound (something that makes a beep).
- The motorists in the traffic jam were getting more and more frustrated and started beeping their horns.
- To have sexual intercourse (with) - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts
- Jason beeped Sharlene after they had drunk a few beers.
- (intransitive) To produce a beep.
- Telephoning a person, but only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
- Susan beeped Jessica, and then Jessica called her back, because Susan didn't have enough credit on her phone to make the call.